80 series CV joints

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 10, 2002 at 01:00
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Are there any experts out there who can help me with determining if a front CV joint from an 80 series is U/S. A friends 80 series developed a loud ratcheting noise in the front RHS of his diff on full lock in 4wd. As the car had used car warranty through a Toyota dealership, both axles were replaced and the noise went. I now have the old RH front axle stripped and cleaned, and apart from a little marking around the ball race and a bit of end float, can't find anything that would cause such a loud noise. I've been told this is usually the case. Is this true? I would have expected ovality of the balls (no jokes please) or a flogged out race. Any help with tell-tale signs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Derek.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00
Take a run past either a mechanic, Toyota Dealer, or a CV specialist for best answer.

Fairly hard to determine on the net, but sounding like its cactus to me. If you have his old one and it was the one that was replaced, and his noise stopped when it was replaced, I think you answer your own question... here.


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Reply By: Goran - Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00
Derek, just because you can't see the damage does not meen it is not there. I just replaced front CV on Camry that belongs to my wife and it was the same story. I had the damned thing out twice and could not see any problems with it. I relaced it and the noise stoped permanently. Your CV is cactus mate, dump it.
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Reply By: mudgutz - Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:00
a little bit of end float in your hand ..translates to big bloody clicking niose under two tonnes of car and 350 plus nm of torque in your mates 80 .........that axle/cv is cactus.......
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Follow Up By: Derek - Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks everyone for your feedback. This confirms what I've heard about clapped out CV joints. Derek.
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