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ok so my driverside driveshaft is crunching, scares me driving it, will a 1990 civic driverside shaft fit in?i have it sitting in my garage and b4 i rip it all apart i want to know

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The crx dx and si use the same shaft. . . .. . .
The civic Dx shares the same shaft......

The crx hf uses a smaller splined end at the wheel bearing
as does the std model civic. . . .

So like was said. . . . If the civic shaft (88-91) is a DX it will work. . .

the clicking axle. . . .is a sign thats it about had enough. . .but you should be able to get around. . .slowly on it for a few days. . . . .but it should be replaced asap. . .

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toxiclows said:
the clicking axle. . . .is a sign thats it about had enough. . .but you should be able to get around. . .slowly on it for a few days. . . . .but it should be replaced asap. . .
I must respectfully dissagree on the ASAP part, several friends and I have gone years on bad axles, one friend drove hard on one (or both) for so long they made the crazy clicking/clunking noises even driving straight, not just on turns. I've even shoved an axle back together wothout one of the round inner bearing parts inside the joint and drove the car several miles home.
I agree it should be changed but I wouln't be worried about it.
SETI20 said:
By the way. Outer CV joints are a piece of cake to replace.
Inner boots are more troublesome.
You sure don't have that backwards?, I thought the outer had that crazy snap ring you gotta fight with, AFTER getting the inner off and the inner just slides off once the boot is unclamped. Or am I thinking of different ones?
I don't bother taking them appart anymore when new ones are only like $60
 

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toxiclows said:
the clicking axle. . . .is a sign thats it about had enough. . .but you should be able to get around. . .slowly on it for a few days. . . . .but it should be replaced asap. . .
I have certainly driven lots of miles on clicking axles ... I remember the guys on Car Talk telling somebody that the axle will just keep getting louder and louder and that you'll replace it because the noise will be too horrible long before you are in danger of breaking anything. Probably best not to try out those drag slicks you borrowed just yet though :wink:
 

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Yeah I know and I myself have drove with them like that for a while. . . I am just saying. . . I can break and then you are stuck not going anywhere in a hurry. . . . .I would rather give out safe advice then be like. . . . yeah i know your door does not latch. . . Just wrap the seatbelt around it and it will be fine.. .. . yeah you can drive i like that.. . . with ou hurting anything .. . the axle is already shot. . . . cant hurt it any worse. . .
 

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The boot on my passenger axle has been split for quiet awhile. When it gets low on grease it starts clicking. I had planned to swipe an axle from the parts car but that never got a chance to happen. :cry:
 

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You sure don't have that backwards?, I thought the outer had that crazy snap ring you gotta fight with, AFTER getting the inner off and the inner just slides off once the boot is unclamped. Or am I thinking of different ones?
I don't bother taking them appart anymore when new ones are only like $60
The snap rings are a piece of cake. A couple of well placed whacks with a rubber mallet does the trick. I paid $90 for an outer CV joint with boot.
The inner joints are not for sale here. A new axle will set me back a good 350.

I've replaced both my outer joints. A week or so ago I had a terrible shudder. Classic sign of a bad inner joint. Out of frustration I burned the front wheels, and something snapped back in place after a loud thud.
It's fixed.....for now.
 

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ok, so i am going to attempt to drive it to work tonight, sometimes it feels like there is pressure on it, like i can't turn as easy, its like having no powersteering doubled
 

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When it clicks, does it start jerking the wheel while your turning?
If thats the case, its run out of grease. Put some on the joint and it will get your around but needs to be fixed eventually.
 

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SETI20 said:
I paid $90 for an outer CV joint with boot.
The inner joints are not for sale here. A new axle will set me back a good 350.
Ouch! I see. That sucks.
When I said I get new ones for $60 I meant reman ones with lifetime warranty. Even if I have to swap them a few times it only takes me like 20min. Worth it to me.
 

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Angry said:
When it clicks, does it start jerking the wheel while your turning?
If thats the case, its run out of grease. Put some on the joint and it will get your around but needs to be fixed eventually.
kinda of, but to my work is pretty much a straight shot, not much turing, i am going to put the other shaft in on saturday
 
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