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    Thread: Help; my car jizzed all over itself!

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      10-10-2012 05:16 PM #1
      Driver's side front wheel...CV joint/boot? It's noticeably more difficult to spin in neutral vs. the opposite side which is clean and tidy, though not significantly so (nowhere near a seized feeling, though I fear it could be heading that direction soon).

      I haven't felt or heard anything out of the ordinary; no telltale CV clicking/clunking. I didn't notice any metal flakes/fragments in the grease that's literally everywhere in the wheel well.

      Recommendations? Safe to drive to the shop? ...Help?




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      10-10-2012 05:19 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
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      10-10-2012 05:19 PM #4
      Most likely the joint is fine and the just the boot has failed.

      Yes, it is safe to drive to the shop.

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      10-10-2012 05:19 PM #5
      That looks nothing like jizz. And i've seen a fair amount of jizz in my time.
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      10-10-2012 05:21 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Omnilith View Post
      Most likely the joint is fine and the just the boot has failed.

      Yes, it is safe to drive to the shop.
      Great, that's what I was hoping. I'm guessing the increased resistance is simply a byproduct of all of the grease being blown out?

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      10-10-2012 05:22 PM #7
      I was going to give you a straight, no nonsense answer but then I noticed who it was asking the question. Now I'm second guessing myself.

      A reman'ed half shaft for a Civic is going to be substantially cheaper than the labor to R&R the CV boot. Any damage that you cause the CV joint on your way to the shop will not change the fact that the entire axle will get replaced along with the offending CV boot and the joint inside.

      Try Simple Green to get rid of the grease and if any of it got on the brakes then be liberal with the brake cleaner. Just keep it out of your eyes.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-10-2012 05:24 PM #8
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      I guess sarcasm wasn't the only thing that came early in this thread

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      10-10-2012 05:25 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Great, that's what I was hoping. I'm guessing the increased resistance is simply a byproduct of all of the grease being blown out?
      On a '97 Civic it's probably more likely caused by a dragging brake. That looks like a freshly cracked boot, I'd be surprised if the CV joint was in such bad shape that it was causing that much drag. We haven't had any rain lately, if it were a German car and it came into the shop that I used to work at we would pulle it all apart, clean and regrease the CV joint and install a new boot. I don't remember the labor charge but I want to say it was 2 hours, maybe less.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-10-2012 05:26 PM #10
      Put a jizz stopper on there Jimmy.


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      10-10-2012 05:27 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Jason4 View Post
      I was going to give you a straight, no nonsense answer but then I noticed who it was asking the question. Now I'm second guessing myself.

      A reman'ed half shaft for a Civic is going to be substantially cheaper than the labor to R&R the CV boot. Any damage that you cause the CV joint on your way to the shop will not change the fact that the entire axle will get replaced along with the offending CV boot and the joint inside.

      Try Simple Green to get rid of the grease and if any of it got on the brakes then be liberal with the brake cleaner. Just keep it out of your eyes.
      I don't know why you're second guessing yourself; I don't even recall seeing you around here before. Nevertheless, your help is greatly appreciated

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      10-10-2012 05:29 PM #12
      If I had to guess... and I guess I do...

      If you're not hearing any noise, and the shop isn't far off, it's probably safe to drive there. They may insist on replacing the whole CV and not the boot (that's been my experience).

      When you say that it's noticeably more difficult to turn, are you referring to the wheel/axle itself? I can't see lack of grease really causing that. Your profile lists your car as a Civic. Do you know if the axles are connected to the transmission via bolts, roll pins, or other?

      Normally, it's the output shaft on the transmission and the wheel bearing that do the brunt of the moving. If you're feeling resistance, I would suspect those first, or maybe a partially-stuck caliper. The axle shaft and CV joint rotate together, and not really against each other, if that makes any sense.

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      10-10-2012 05:30 PM #13
      clean the outside off, put some duct tape on there and go to the shop when you get a chance.
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      10-10-2012 05:30 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That looks nothing like jizz. And i've seen a fair amount of jizz in my time.


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      10-10-2012 05:30 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      That looks nothing like jizz. And i've seen a fair amount of jizz in my time.
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      10-10-2012 05:32 PM #16
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      10-10-2012 05:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      I don't know why you're second guessing yourself; I don't even recall seeing you around here before. Nevertheless, your help is greatly appreciated
      Haha, we've pitched sh!t at each other in a few recent threads, the last one might have been the F40 that spun out in Vancooter in a light rain. I've been around for a little while now I just tend to keep my fingers off the keyboard unless I actually have something helpful or I can toss in a quick one liner. Good luck getting it fixed and cleaned up.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      10-10-2012 05:34 PM #18
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      damn it!! Vad beat me to it!!
      Well he beat something to it, apparently.
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      10-10-2012 05:40 PM #19
      I hate it when the rubber breaks and jizz gets all over, always use high quality rubbers.

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      10-10-2012 05:46 PM #21
      Drive it till it fails.

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      10-10-2012 05:52 PM #22
      I'm surprised nobody has mentioned any of the following:
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      10-10-2012 05:57 PM #23
      Jizz? Jeremy Clarkston approves.
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    24. 10-10-2012 05:58 PM #24
      Don't replace just the boot, do the joint/half axle as well. ANY dirt in that joint will destroy it over time and can be dangerous, especially if it fails on the highway. Do it right and replace it all.

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      10-10-2012 05:58 PM #25
      safe to drive to the shop????

      I wouldn't worry. I once went from socal to norcal (900 miles roundtrip) and came back and discovered a torn cv boot with not much grease left.... probably meant it was torn quite some time before the trip. axle and CV joint was still fine. needless to say, I did replace the whole axle assembly shortly afterwards.

      pictures, post trip.


      notice the lack of grease? because it was almost all gone

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