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hi i have a 92 honda fourtrax 4x4 its not in the prettiest of shape but its still in good shape, i was riding last weekend through swamps and rough terrain and the fourwheeler was fine when i parked it i went and got it out 2 days later and all of a sudden when i turn there is a clunking/clicking noise coming from the front right side, the clamp came off with the rubber book down at the wheel but the boot was still on i greesed inside it and everything but it didnt help it just keeps clunking, does anyone know where i could start looking at to fix this problem? thanks i appreciate it.
 

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You're there. It's probably the CV joint. You can get a whole new axle for probably around $100, or you can replace the joint, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
 

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Yep, I agree with Pain.
 

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You're there. It's probably the CV joint. You can get a whole new axle for probably around $100, or you can replace the joint, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
sorry if i sound stupid but what does CV mean? and when you say not worth the trouble do you think i should just keep running it like it is?
 

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You're there. It's probably the CV joint. You can get a whole new axle for probably around $100, or you can replace the joint, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
sorry if i sound stupid but what does CV mean? and when you say not worth the trouble do you think i should just keep running it like it is?
CV means Constant Velocity joint. I think he meant that it would be better to just buy the whole axle instead of trying to just replace the outer CV joint, and I agree with him.
 

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You're there. It's probably the CV joint. You can get a whole new axle for probably around $100, or you can replace the joint, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
sorry if i sound stupid but what does CV mean? and when you say not worth the trouble do you think i should just keep running it like it is?
what pain meant was..in stead of trying to fix the cv joint..and yeah..it's a real pain to fix...he meant just buy a whole new cv joint and replace it with the bad one..they just pop right out of the front differental..if you have never done one before..i say just buy a new front right cv joint axle..so much easier to do..than try to fix your busted cv joint..and if it's on a certain end of it..they can't be fixed..you have to replace it anyway...sooo..buy a new one..save you about 2 hours of cus words..lol...oh..don't keep running it with the busted one in it..or your going to tear up alot of stuff in that side if you do.
 

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You're there. It's probably the CV joint. You can get a whole new axle for probably around $100, or you can replace the joint, but it's probably not worth the trouble.
sorry if i sound stupid but what does CV mean? and when you say not worth the trouble do you think i should just keep running it like it is?
what pain meant was..in stead of trying to fix the cv joint..and yeah..it's a real pain to fix...he meant just buy a whole new cv joint and replace it with the bad one..they just pop right out of the front differental..if you have never done one before..i say just buy a new front right cv joint axle..so much easier to do..than try to fix your busted cv joint..and if it's on a certain end of it..they can't be fixed..you have to replace it anyway...sooo..buy a new one..save you about 2 hours of cus words..lol...oh..don't keep running it with the busted one in it..or your going to tear up alot of stuff in that side if you do.
Yeah, the outside joint is the unrepairable one.
 

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thanks im gonna look into that but i dont understand why i rode it all day last weekend then it sat for 2 days and just instantly started just sitting there. i thought maybe water might had got in something and soaked but i didnt know what.
 

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The repair manual says the the outer joint can't be taken apart, but actually, it can because I've done it before. I wouldn't recommend trying though, because it is extremely hard to get them off. The best option is to just replace the whole axle.
 
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