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 Post subject: switch CV joint
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:18 am 
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Hello,

My mk1 SA413 makes a clicking noise when turning. I'm pretty sure it is the CV joints.
Because the noise only happens in forward drive, i'm thinking in switching the joints left-to-right and right-to-left in order to change their rotation, and therefore the noise will only happen in reverse drive.

Did anyone ever tried this on a mk1? Does it work?

Thanks,

Bruno Pires

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 Post subject: Re: switch CV joint
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:25 pm 
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The two cv joints are different lengths. You can't switch them. The left side is short and the right is long.

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 Post subject: Re: switch CV joint
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:34 am 
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Isn't it possible to dis-attach the semi-axle (shaft) from the joint it self?

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 Post subject: Re: switch CV joint
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:17 am 
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it is possible but if your going thru all the hassle just put a new joint on the shaft and be done

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