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    CV Boot Noise

    Iím an idiot.

    When re-installing the CV joints I used a hammer to try to get them in to the axle. They refused, and in the end I used a chisel, dry ice, and a blowtorch.

    I think theyíre making noise now, although Iím not 100% sure. What do bad CV joints sound like? I want to nail down this diagnosis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fried_Chicken View Post
    What do bad CV joints sound like?
    YouTube has a bunch of videos you could use for reference...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    YouTube has a bunch of videos you could use for reference...
    I see a lot for the front, but nothing for the back. I hear a very sublte sort of clunking that doesn’t resonate through the body (I don’t feel anything). Only at low speed.

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    I think it’s the CV axles; Do these typically go bad? I want to get some used ones from someone parting out their car. They’re universal across the e46 (except M3), with the difference being between the AT and the MT. Mine were fine at 160k miles but putting some with over 200k miles on seems stupid

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    They do not typically go bad unless the boots have been torn for a while.

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