98 Honda Accord CV Joint Replacement

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Old 01-21-08, 06:29 AM
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98 Honda Accord CV Joint Replacement

I have a 98 Honda Accord LX 4cyl auto. that when I turn left or right it makes a clicking noise. I need some general or specific advice before I try to replace the parts myself. Any information would be helpful.
 
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Old 01-21-08, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Toyo. View Post
I have a 98 Honda Accord LX 4cyl auto. that when I turn left or right it makes a clicking noise. I need some general or specific advice before I try to replace the parts myself. Any information would be helpful.
Sometimes the axles come out easy, other times the axle is a bear to get out. You need to remove the lower ball joint from the spindle on the side you want to remove the axle. A long pry bar works to provide leverage to remove the ball joint. The axle nuts are generally extremely tight and usually require an impact gun to remove. The axle should pop out of the transmission with only light prying as it is held in with an expanded cir-clip that fits into a groove in the transmission.

I wouldn't waste time trying to replace the CV joint because they are a bear to remove from the axle and a reman axle isn't very expensive. make sure to match the reman axle with the original to be certain they are the same length. I've ran into quite a few problems with incorrect reman parts. Also make certain when reinstalling the reman axle that it is fully seated in the transmission otherwise when you make your first turn it will pop back out and leave you needing a tow.
 
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Old 01-22-08, 03:29 PM
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That cir-clip that Brents mentioned is better be replaced with a new one every time you get the axle out. It's dirt cheap but you probably can only get it from a dealer.

Also, if memory serves, you will need a special tool to disconnect the ball joint from the low arm, costs around $20.
 
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