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Old 03-02-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Can a rebuilt CV axle assembly cause vibration?

my car had a noticeable vibration when accelerating from low speed or accelerating from around 60 to 80. Also noticeable when climbing a slope, rather than just cruising at a constant speed.

This all occured right after my front passenger side CV axle assembly replacement. I checked for loose bolts and even tried another set of wheels/tires to verify that it wasn't a bent wheel or unbalanced wheel.

so, caan a rebuilt CV axle assembly cause vibration? Anyone had this kind of issue?
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It can - wasn't rebuilt proper, not enough grease in boot or it could be slightly out - not true
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Default Yes - seen this in worn/bad inner CVs

I once had a VW with similar symptoms, vibration or shudder on acceleration, esp. hard acceration. It was a bad inner CV. Take car back to shop. Not all rebuilt axles are equal, some can be basic clean-up jobs (cleaned, painted, tested). Was this an audi OEM rebuilt axle?
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:43 AM   #4
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Default Several possibilities:

1. defective CV
2. improper fit causing it to kink ( seen this)
3. inner bolts improperly seated / torqued
4. Wheel improperly seated on hub ( nothign o do with CV)

others I'm sure.

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Old 03-03-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
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If it's under acceleration/load, then I'd say the CV is shot...BTDT on a friends allroad.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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we normally replace the axle assembly with a rebuilt unit.. sometimes improper installation can cause vibration..try to check your repair manual it will show you the diagram about axle replacement.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Sure, but dont jump to conclusions.

Its good that you checked wheels/tires - the #1 source, even when people swear they are fine.

But also consider:

- drive-shaft bolted in slightly crooked
- center/prop shaft bearing or out of balance
- drive-shaft out of balance ( would have to be a lot since it is such small diameter...)

But certainly, if there is play in the races, it can either go around eccentrically, or, worse, get out of alignment and bind.

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