hj 61 c v noise when turning

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:30
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hi to all ,i have a knocking sound in the front of my HJ 61 when in 4 WD and turning, which i think is c v joints,1st could it be anything else ,2nd can they become dangerous ? and 3rd what would be a fair and reasonable renew price and what else should you renew / check while doing it so as to be front diff trouble free for as long as possible ??
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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:56

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 08:56
My HJ61 has the same noise. I was told by my Mechanic that it was nothing to worry about! Have had my truck for 10+ years, been all over high country and Simpson etc with no problems regarding cv's or diffs etc
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Follow Up By: Dingo - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:21

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:21
hi Eric ,i have been told the same by my mechanic but it seems to have got a bit worse and i also think that some of these mechanics fail to realise how important it is to have reliability on your side when out bush.so i am very imterested to get other oppinions.
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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:31

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 10:31
Agreed. l have not had any problems as stated, but it is a little disconcerting when it starts knocking, which is normally in wetter weather turning cor ners. The mechanic l referred to was Rob Kay of ARB Northern 4WD - Vic.

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Reply By: bruce.h - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 15:02

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 15:02
g day guys
dingo if the noise you are hearing is in 4wd & mainly happens on full lock you can almost be sure that it is the cv joints, ihave had this problem in several of the vehicle s i have owned the reason that they clunk is that the roller bearing sin the cv joint are worn or may have been dislodged as was the case in the vehiclesi replaced , as for a machnic saying that it is nothing to worry about i find that a little concerning, yes they will go for some time like that but ask your self if this not normal why suold i ignor it & what other damage is happening becauce of it. as to cost it has been a few years since i did mine so icant help there if you are machanicly minded it is ajob that you can do your self with the right tools.
dont leave it to long or it may end up costing you more
Regards Bruce
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Reply By: tour boy - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 15:34

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 15:34
Hi, from past exp if it does it worse in reverse, especially under load, it will most likely be the CV's. Fix it before it puts metal filings into places where it wasn't ment to be.
Good luck.
PS. I'd find a new mechanic try a specialist that does outback pre trip servicing. Or talk to the local 4wd club. They can usually tell you who is no good.
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Reply By: Derek - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 22:04

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 22:04
Dingo. I'd say for sure that you have U/S c.v joint. I have one downstairs right now from an 80 series and can find no visible wear or marks yet once it was replaced the noise was gone. I put a posting on this forum about this 'phenomena' and it seems that this is the norm. I don't know what they're worth or if you can get them non-genuine, but if your 4wding is not severe and you don't go to remote places, then put up with the noise as long as possible. If you do decide to replace them then it would be a good idea to replace the inner axle seal, and the knuckle wiper seal. Your wheel bearings will probably need replacing and the free wheeling hub may need a gasket kit. Support the caliper assy, detach the track rod, remove the upper and lower trunion bearing caps and pull the whole swivel hub and axle out as a unit. Good luck!
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 22:22

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 22:22
I hate mechanics that say "dont worry about it"....

I am worried or I wouldnt be here... As you say you dont want it to die at the wrong time and place.... That would suck.

Go elsewhere, and have it checked out.

If your in Melbourne, go to Total4wd Center Epping.... Quality work. Brett or Rod are the men to see.

if your on the Sth Side of MElb, goto Outback Accessories in Seaford - Quality work. Alan is the man.
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Follow Up By: Dingo - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 08:01

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 08:01
it seems to make some sense , they will hang in for a while if not expecting too much but need to be done before any tough trips or big distances.i recently was in the nat park area sth of sth end /beach port and noticed that when in four wheel drive it seemed to take far less of an angle on the steer to cause noise and therefor felt that they are getting worse.i live in sunraysia and our mechanic options are not great but i do think the bloke i use is good at his job but as some times happens they can get into a system of trying to save you $ as they are usually bombarded with customers trying to do everything on the cheap,and just forget for a moment how much you can rely on you vehical.i recently ran out of fuel in our boat 5 k out to sea and it made me realise just how helpless you can be when immobile and unable to walk.it sounds like a dumb thing to let happen and it is ,but in my defence we thought that the second under floor tank was full and we had tried to put fuel into it on two occasions 3 days apart and immediatly had fuel splash back at us ,so we thought this confirmed a full tank as we thought it was anyway from our last trip.how wrong we were,but it is a lesson that we will never forget and were lucky to be able to borrow 20 lt of a passing boat and not have to cause to much inconvenience to others (thats a bit off the tract i know but its a lesson of how you cannot afford to become at all complacent) thank you all for your comments and i will get them fixed as i am hopping to be able to to go on tour for about 4 wks after harvest and do a few miles as i have never been to WA or NT .
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