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Old 11-19-2015, 10:39 AM
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hi guys,

so if the outer CV joint is bad, we have ticking sound when wheel is turned, right?

how we know the inner one is bad?
By the snap crackle pop sounds. The turning forces the outer CV joint to maximum flex, hence if there are any worn parts (ball and cage) the joint parts snap around creating the clicking sounds. The inner joint only provides angle change flex (wheel up, wheel down, wheel front wheel back). Normal inner joints last forever assuming the boots are not compromised and water and sand gets in there.

The only test I am aware of beside a bench inspection is acceleration deceleration noise from the shaft.

Anyone else have thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:48 AM
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^I Agree with Stephen, the inner boot kits and inner joints basically almost never go bad and can outlast the vehicle.
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why i'm asking, was in a service here, and they said my outer is dead (and i agree, as i have the ticking noise when turning) but, also, the inner one is on his last miles - and i should hear some ticking when driving straight.
all day today i was driving with my window open, and (maybe it's because i want to hear it) but i can swear sometimes i here some ticking )
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well. i have on here a thread, and my shaft are 27mm, and where i live they import only 29mm axles. so not a choice for me, unfortunately.
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so been today in the service. bought with myself the outer cv joint and an entire axle.
they compared the inner on both: my old one and the new one, said in the end they don't recommend replacing the entire axle and it would be wiser to replace just the broken outer joint.
that because i would leave the original bmw inner one. so i agreed. we'll see if i did the correct choice.

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mainly, because the new one was a chinese one...
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Been working on mine for the past 8hrs, how the [email protected]$k do you get the new cv axle seated properly??!?

I have broken everything down, tie rod, control arm, ball joint, hub, reassembled everything, broke it all down again, can't get the axle to snap into place arrggg!!

So frustrating!!
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I replaced one of my shafts recently using an aftermarket part. It didn't lock in as solidly as the original part was held in place but then the original was in place for a long time. Haven't had any issues; I just bashed it a few times with a rubber mallet.
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Been working on mine for the past 8hrs, how the [email protected]$k do you get the new cv axle seated properly??!?

I have broken everything down, tie rod, control arm, ball joint, hub, reassembled everything, broke it all down again, can't get the axle to snap into place arrggg!!

So frustrating!!
Turn the axle 90 degrees and try to re-seat it, if it doesn't seat turn it another 90 degrees, keep turning the axle until you can get it to seat. It will also help if you put some grease at the clip.
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