CV Joint time?
Welp, I figured it would happen sooner or later. And if I'm right, it means a change of plans with doing the engine swap.
Over the past few weeks, the '90 Bonneville has picked up a bit of a thrum in the body that follows vehicle speed and becomes more pronounced in turns. (Making a right hander of the interstate exit ramp yesterday, you could really feel it through the steering wheel and window frame.) Does that sound about right for a CV joint giving up the ghost?
Car has 86K miles on it now. The CV boots looked fine when I was under the car two weekend ago. Today I plan on rotating the tires and looking for anything amis with them (missing weights, crap on the inside of the rim, something stuck in the tread, etc.) I'm also thinking it might just be a warped brake rotor.
The list of issues is starting to add up for a big maintenance cycle on the car during the engine swap. As of now, I have picked up a pinhole leak in the radiator, this problem with the axles, and it is probably in need of new struts, shocks, rotors, drums, pads, and shoes. I'l starting to lean towards taking the entire engine/trans/cradle/suspension assembly out the bottom to do the swap. Before, I was going to do just the engine out the top of the bay, leaving the cradle and suspension in place.