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Im almost 100% positive that it’s a cv joint. You dont have to take it in to have it checked out! With your car parked, turn the wheel to the left as far as it will go. Put it in ‘park’. Using a flashlight, look at the cv boot. You might catch a glare from the grease if theres a tear. Because the cv boot is black, you might not be able to see any grease. In this case, feel in between the folds (try using latex gloves. cv grease is a b*tch to clean off your hands) for tears. Be thorough like a good proctologist (butt doctor, in lamens terms).
Some B14’s are notorious for tearing up cv boots. Driving technique has a bit to do with the wear and tear. When driving, try not to turn the steering wheel to its max radius. This causes the inner part of the boot to rub against the axle joint.
It took me about 20-30 minutes to replace one, however, I used a pneumatic ball joint spreader. It’ll no doubt be extremely tough to do the job without one. Taking it in might be your best bet.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

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post #8 of 27 Old Apr 14th, 2005, 02:12 AM Thread Starter

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so are we talking about replacing the CV joint or just the boot? b/c that’s a huge price difference.

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From the sound of the axle (if thats what it is) the damage has already been done. A new boot will not fix it. I usually trade my old one in for a completly rebuilt one at a parts store.

There are other check you can do like jacking up one side of the car and wiggling up and down, then side to side. This checks the tie rod ends, balljoint, wheel bearings.

Originally Posted by iceman

i’ve noticed that whenever i turn, there’s a clunking noise that seems to be coming from my passenger side front tire. it’s more prominent when i turn right, but it happens on left turns as well. does anyone have a clue to what this is from? thanks.

I have the same problem and posted a similar question. it is the CV joint and chances are that the boot broke and allowed all that road gunk in and killed the joint. i have heard around 125 for the part and another 100-150 for labor. it is a pain to do without the right tools

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Originally Posted by Johnjay7777

i have heard around 125 for the part and another 100-150 for labor. it is a pain to do without the right tools

is that the price from the dealership. because i have to go in for my 86,000 check up (or something like that) and i have the same problem, i want to know the price from nissan, if it is at all possible. can anybody help on the pricing.

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Originally Posted by Johnjay7777

I have the same problem and posted a similar question. it is the CV joint and chances are that the boot broke and allowed all that road gunk in and killed the joint. i have heard around 125 for the part and another 100-150 for labor. it is a pain to do without the right tools

125 for the part, and another 100-150 for labor. is that for the boot replacement? or the joint. I’ve noticed my ’96 doing it too at 108k. I can handle a 225 repair job. I was thinking it’d be much more.

I may as well take the car in and have the whole 9 yards done up on it. Bought a 24mo warrenty with the car, so we’ll let the warrenty cover it and the airbag light that keeps blinking.

Last edited by infazorak; Jun 18th, 2005 at 02:56 AM.

Originally Posted by infazorak

125 for the part, and another 100-150 for labor. is that for the boot replacement? or the joint. I’ve noticed my ’96 doing it too at 108k. I can handle a 225 repair job. I was thinking it’d be much more.

I may as well take the car in and have the whole 9 yards done up on it. Bought a 24mo warrenty with the car, so we’ll let the warrenty cover it and the airbag light that keeps blinking.

I paid $150 including part and labor for the half axle replacement(I dont know what it means)in a shop around here, and it is warrantied for 2 years. and there are ton of a people saying that the shops does great job So you better search around for shops, actually get the lowest price and call back the other shops back. That bsometimes works and they pricematch it

I dont know when people will start to understand that Mechanical Engineers are not Mechanics.

Originally Posted by Johnjay7777

I have the same problem and posted a similar question. it is the CV joint and chances are that the boot broke and allowed all that road gunk in and killed the joint. i have heard around 125 for the part and another 100-150 for labor. it is a pain to do without the right tools

Now that’s one expensive CV joint replacement!
Do they have to be Nissan Original or can you go for an aftermarket one? i replaced both sides of mine with some CV Joint aftermarket, which works like new for $25 each. it’s been 6 months by now and still works perfect. no clicking, no loose feeling at cv.


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