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Old 08-03-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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How long will a CV joint last without any greese in there cause mine has had all geese out of it for like 4 months and 8k miles I need to know how much longer I can rely on this driveaxle :( What happens when it goes? Btw I think I hear it sqeaking when I hit bumps at 15 mph or less speeds
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How long will a CV joint last without any greese in there cause mine has had all geese out of it for like 4 months and 8k miles I need to know how much longer I can rely on this driveaxle :( What happens when it goes? Btw I think I hear it sqeaking when I hit bumps at 15 mph or less speeds
If a CV boot is torn, the CV joint MUST be replaced. It takes less than 5 minutes for the damage to occur.

Killer, you should really be posting these last few problems on a Contour forum. I can't think of a single member here that owns one, so you'll not find any specific expertise.
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I used to own a Contour.

Any number of things can happen, including but not limited to, coming apart while you're driving recklessly and endangering lives, causing you to lose a wheel and control of your car, killing you, any passengers, and/or passersby walking down the sidewalk.

Owning a vehicle is a serious responsibility. The above distinct possibility has happened before. A girlfriend of mine had hers go, causing loss of steering resulting in her plummeting off a cliff on an overpass in Colorado.

You need to sit down and think long and hard about how many lives you are needlessly endangering, not just your own.
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Contour Bonneville eh all cars have the same concept on how then run. The cv joint is the one that is closer to the tranny the one that pivots up and down not the one that pivots when turning. Dunno drive axles are $60 at autozone and a bit of work on my part they are a pain sometimes
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Contour Bonneville eh all cars have the same concept on how then run. The cv joint is the one that is closer to the tranny the one that pivots up and down not the one that pivots when turning. Dunno drive axles are $60 at autozone and a bit of work on my part they are a pain sometimes
Yep. And when that rod comes loose and digs into the pavement lightening the front end enough to disable steering, you're in trouble. That'* what happened with her. She survived, thank goodness. The cliff wasn't sheer, and she rolled clear down to the bottom, landing upside-down in the creek, about a 90 ft. drop. She broke her collar bone, and was cut and scraped up pretty badly. She managed to climb back up to the road and flag down some help.
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it'll last until the point at which it decides to fly through the floor pan and injures the passenger or driver(depending on which side), or on a lighter note it will knock a hole through the oil pan assisting you in the destruction of another vehicle
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