Reman Civic Axles Making Noise

Discussion in 'Civic' started by WaterWatcher, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. WaterWatcher

    WaterWatcher Guest

    Hi all. I've just replaced both dirve axles on my '90 Civic LX with ARI
    brand remanufacured items, due to split boots on the ones that were on
    there. Everything went fine with the swap but upon road testing the car
    afterwards I noticed a scraping/rattling noise on full steering lock,
    apparently coming from the right axle. I removed that axle and exchanged it
    for another and now the noise is much better but still there. More of a
    rattle or knock that does not seem to be the typical rhythmic sound
    associated with a bad CV joint. I'm suspicious that it's unlikely that I
    got two consecutive bad axles, but I can't think of anything else that could
    be causing this problem. The car has 100K miles and this is the second time
    the axles have been replaced. It has a five speed manual trans and the
    power steering leaks. Any ideas?

    Thanks, WW
     
    WaterWatcher, Aug 1, 2004
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  2. WaterWatcher

    motsco_ _ Guest

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    Bad motor mount throwing everything off-center?

    'Curly'
     
    motsco_ _, Aug 1, 2004
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  3. WaterWatcher

    WaterWatcher Guest

    Hmmm, that's an idea. I notice that I get a slight vibration while
    accelerating. That could be a motor mount. How would you check it out?
    Other than replacing the mounts, of course...

    WW
     
    WaterWatcher, Aug 2, 2004
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  4. WaterWatcher

    Rex B Guest

    ||Hi all. I've just replaced both dirve axles on my '90 Civic LX with ARI
    ||brand remanufacured items, due to split boots on the ones that were on
    ||there. Everything went fine with the swap but upon road testing the car
    ||afterwards I noticed a scraping/rattling noise on full steering lock,
    ||apparently coming from the right axle. I removed that axle and exchanged it
    ||for another and now the noise is much better but still there. More of a
    ||rattle or knock that does not seem to be the typical rhythmic sound
    ||associated with a bad CV joint. I'm suspicious that it's unlikely that I
    ||got two consecutive bad axles, but I can't think of anything else that could
    ||be causing this problem. The car has 100K miles and this is the second time
    ||the axles have been replaced. It has a five speed manual trans and the
    ||power steering leaks. Any ideas?

    It may be that you need to look for a better grade of reman axle. There are
    still "rebuilders" out there hand-grinding ballraces with a die grinder. The
    good ones - Cardone, for example - either uses a very expensive CNC grinder, or
    uses new joints.
    Texas Parts Guy
     
    Rex B, Aug 2, 2004
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