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Offline curtisg40

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driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« on: September 30, 2010, 10:41:20 pm »
bought a gt/g40 few weeks ago and i snapped the cv joint last nite had it fixed today and i think its happened again is this common problem ?

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 11:33:04 pm »
Can happen on the higher powered ones when being used in anger hayesey snapped one recently but his car is around 200bhp with a 4 paddle clutch and he was launching it very hard on a drags strip. If it keeps happening maybe it's not been fitted correctly. Where is it snapping ?

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 09:34:47 am »
haha, launching it hard was a kind of way of putting it :) being stupid is more like it!





I don't think it's a common thing though.

What CV joints are you buying? 

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 09:56:18 am »
Launching hard was my way of putting it politley  ;D

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 03:48:19 pm »
put the g in the garage today and the mechanic said it could be the drivshaft not conecting with the gear box but it drives fine sometimes and then dosent drive at all, what should i do?

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 05:31:35 pm »
Sounds a little weird. Have you got any further details please of your symptoms - when it drives, when it doesn't, if there's any warning before the problem etc.
Have you taken it to the same garage that changed the CV joint?

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 05:48:03 pm »
called the aa this mornin drove fine up and down my drive way took it out on the road for a quick spin and when i went to pull away it seemed like the driveshaft wasnt engaging just made just made a loud buzzing noise and there is no warning whatsoever

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 07:23:46 pm »
thats a proper job you did there hayesey!

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Re: driveshaft cv joint loss of drive
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 11:44:34 pm »
called the aa this mornin drove fine up and down my drive way took it out on the road for a quick spin and when i went to pull away it seemed like the driveshaft wasnt engaging just made just made a loud buzzing noise and there is no warning whatsoever

What they change?  the whole driveshaft or CV joint?  2nd hand Driveshaft?  Can you identify if its inner or outer causing it?  I'd go with Inner.  Jack up both fronts, put on axle stands and spin you wheels underneath it, putting an applied force against joint to see if it breaks away.

Should just be a new shaft required if it wasn't new to start with or strip it and do it again.