Having problems with your 1996 Chrysler LHS ?
Inner cv joints
\015 What are inner cv joints\015
Autos w/ front wheel drive have 'cv' joints, which stands for 'constant velocity' joints. Power from the engine and transmission goes to the front axles to turn the tires which moves the car down the road. The cv joints are part of the axles. As the car travels over bumps, dips, in the road, up and down hills, and the front wheels turn, the axles must travel up and down with the cars suspension, and must be able to turn with the front wheels as u go around a corner. The constant velocity joint on front wheel drive axles allows variable power and speed ranges while the car moves along the highway. There is a rubber 'boot' that covers the cv joint to protect it from rain, snow, ice, dirt, and contamenants that would get into the moving parts of the cv joint and ruin it. At some point these boots tear or split as they age, allowing grime in, and the cv joint begins to fail. Evidence of this is a clicking noise, as the car turns. This is usually when drivers find out there is a problem, and by this time the cv joint is shot. Usually the entire axle is changed with a new or rebuilt unit. Axles have an inner (at the end of the axle at the transmission), and an outer (at the wheels) cv joint.
Inner cv joints are the joints on the inner half of the axle shaftswhere they go into the transmission. sometimes the easiest thing to do is replace the axle shafts
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