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    Question Repetitive CV joint tear of Suzuki car.

    Dear brothers and sisters, I replaced both of my outer CV joints on my Suzuki car twice with original Japanese HDK CV joints and both the times the boots tore in after about two months of operation. I am very worried as I have spent Rs. 11000 just on my two pairs of CV joints. Both the boots failing on two occasions after such a short period of use is quite alarming. Please tell me why is this happening. I won't go for a third replacement until you brothers and sisters help me with a good piece of advice. @Xulfiqar please help. I am very worried. Thank you all.

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    cv boot clamps that most japanese cars came with are sort of springy and have to be folded over to lock, european and american cars have very strong ones which require a special tool to crimp and lock into place. It looks like a nail pincer (remover - aka zamboor)

    always use the correct CVJ grease nothing else works.

    bad wheel alignment will cause the CVJ to fail because it has to work overtime, when you drive straight the whole assembly is sitting idle just going around, The CVJ only works when you turn the wheel.

    If your car is raised from the front the CVJ will fail too same with bad camber.

    in perfect resting position the wheel should be perfectly straight and the axle rod should be perfectly horizontal too
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    i am sure they will be air loaded. nobody here cares about that bit
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    I have bought NKN from plaza price was rs 6000. working great. its been 1.5 years now and going strong. car was my friend's santro
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    One question? Does the wear for axle increases due to bad engine foundation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari10 View Post
    Dear brothers and sisters, I replaced both of my outer CV joints on my Suzuki car twice with original Japanese HDK CV joints and both the times the boots tore in after about two months of operation. I am very worried as I have spent Rs. 11000 just on my two pairs of CV joints. Both the boots failing on two occasions after such a short period of use is quite alarming. Please tell me why is this happening. I won't go for a third replacement until you brothers and sisters help me with a good piece of advice. @Xulfiqar please help. I am very worried. Thank you all.
    I think you have wrong boots for your car, if you could compare it with original Suzuki boot you will be able to see the difference.
    Secondly the aftermarket boots don't last as the original ones.

    If you google, you will find out that this is normal complaint for aftermarket boots & axles worldover.
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    Look at this photo which I took from a blog; The left one is OEM and the other is aftermarket, you can see the differences.
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    I have used aftermarket boots with no problems at all - points to note are that the boot should not be old as a dinosaur and always use correct lube in the joint.

    Infact there was a rubber seller in Karachi who made excellent quality boots - those were not sold to public normally because they cost equal to the japanese items.
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    @Xulfiqar I too need to get my mehran's c.v joints replaced. What grease would you recommend. The ustads here use the 150 rs ka grease ka barrha dabba! :p

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    you can use liqui moly LM47. one joint takes 90 gms - CVJ grease tins used to be available in lube markets but in a 5 kg packing (not user freindly cheap)
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    Quote Originally Posted by malik94 View Post
    @Xulfiqar I too need to get my mehran's c.v joints replaced. What grease would you recommend. The ustads here use the 150 rs ka grease ka barrha dabba! :p
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    and worse, they mix oil with grease to make it thin for CV joints! and worst, they overfill grease thinking, the more, the better!.

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    Thanks alot

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    @Xulfiqar thanks a lot ! One more thing I need to ask mate.I need to replace the car's shocks and strut mounts aswell . I was thinking about doing it myself but I have heard that using spring compressors can be dangerous. Is there any other way to do it at home.would appreciate some tips and precautions for the job aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by axe.effect View Post
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    and worse, they mix oil with grease to make it thin for CV joints! and worst, they overfill grease thinking, the more, the better!.
    They can do anything they want mate! They are the so called "ustads" after All

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    The clicking sound in sharp turns or U turn can be caused by both bad outer and inner CVJ or only bad outer CVJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by axe.effect View Post
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    and worse, they mix oil with grease to make it thin for CV joints! and worst, they overfill grease thinking, the more, the better!.
    mix oil with grease = goodbye any lubrication properties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malik94 View Post
    @Xulfiqar thanks a lot ! One more thing I need to ask mate.I need to replace the car's shocks and strut mounts aswell . I was thinking about doing it myself but I have heard that using spring compressors can be dangerous. Is there any other way to do it at home.would appreciate some tips and precautions for the job aswell
    mehran uses struts which take simple outboard spring compressors, - you only need to compress mehran springs about 10% and you are good to remove the strut hat.

    Cars like MB need a special spring compressor as their springs are under extreme tension (they are very long) - that is why you dont mess with MB springs with cheap compressors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe.effect View Post
    The clicking sound in sharp turns or U turn can be caused by both bad outer and inner CVJ or only bad outer CVJ?

    only outer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    mehran uses struts which take simple outboard spring compressors, - you only need to compress mehran springs about 10% and you are good to remove the strut hat.

    Cars like MB need a special spring compressor as their springs are under extreme tension (they are very long) - that is why you dont mess with MB springs with cheap compressors.
    @Xulfiqar thanks alot mate really appreciate it and very informative! One last thing I forgot to confirm my car makes the clicking noise while turning right it will be the left c.v joint thats bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    only outer.
    What are the symptoms when the inners go bad?
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    Now we know that why people have to replace axle every few months.

    And there is another common issue many people go through.

    Car wobbles at high speed in gear only. As you put in neutral, wobbling does not occur. Which component of inner CV joint is bad?

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