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CharlieDonuts



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France 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Galway Green
CLICK CLICK CLICK (CV joint failure )

Noise from the front RHS wheel. Following a power wash of the chassis. (Although I don’t know if that has anything to do with it) I think that I had it before (last summer) and the local mechanic greased it but I don’t know what he greased. I’d like to at least try to fix it myself. All suggestions welcomed of course Idea

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Check for stones and or grit in tyre treads and remove with a item it such as a flat head screwdriver. It’s possibly your issue. Diesels Lives Matter

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Post #782854 24th Jul 2019 11:59am
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CharlieDonuts



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I went to see Francois the French Land Rover mechanic. He is a very competent mechanic but hilariously rude. Honestly he is very helpful but he has to pretend not to like the English. I know that secretly he likes me really Razz Anyway he put a one shot grease pack into the swivel housing and the CLICK CLICK CLICK noise went away. So the question is why do I have to do this two summers in a row ? They are off on holiday now till the beginning of September so I will take it in for an inspection- swivel housing, wheel bearings etc when they get back. In the meantime he told me to change my brake pads.

Post #782891 24th Jul 2019 2:16pm
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williamthedog



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Your cv joint is on its way out. The clicking is from that. By putting grease into it, it lubricates the ball bearings and the cage they run in. Thumbs Up

Post #782894 24th Jul 2019 2:38pm
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CharlieDonuts



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Well thank you very much William the Dog. So new CV joints from Ashcroft then. I was planning to drive to Spain at the end of August. Ought I replace the CV joints before then? Is it a difficult job to do at home ? Pretty much every workshop near to here will be closed between now and September. I would prefer not to cancel my holidays.

Post #782898 24th Jul 2019 3:01pm
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CharlieDonuts



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So I am 700 km from home in northern Spain and the front right CV joint is occasionally clicking again on full lock. it’s awfully windy here in Asturias. Do you think it’s OK to drive home or do I need to find a local mechanic double quick. I was waiting for my French mechanic to come back from holidays before fitting Ashcroft parts. I’d prefer to wait but I don’t know how badly CV joints fail after they have started to click. I don’t want to kill myself.

Post #788729 26th Aug 2019 8:05pm
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700kms - 420 miles on old money - IF it's the CV joint, then my thought would be to get it home, but to be canny with it - taking it easy and not charging up the motorway.

Someone more experienced will hopefully come in here, but some LR mechanicals are pretty robust and agricultural, and I'd say the CV joint is one of those parts. They are big, chunky bearings.

If it's as you've described, with the noise easing on lubrication, then it's probably also the case that the seals around the half-shaft are gone, allowing the grease to leak into the axle and diff.

For my money, a careful run up the road and then do the job properly the way you want to - (but I do also have home recovery on my AA policy!) Donald

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Post #788732 26th Aug 2019 8:16pm
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ickle



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Try to keep off full lock and heavy power through tight bends and it should be fine.

Good luck!

Post #788735 26th Aug 2019 8:49pm
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CharlieDonuts



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Thank you. I have some one shot grease bags I’ll take it easy !

Post #788797 27th Aug 2019 8:30am
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If it only clicks on full lock it will get you home easily, especially if you keep it lubricated. As said just refrain from any undue strain and take it easy > 110 XS Double Cab
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CharlieDonuts



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So I bit the bullet. New half shafts, CV joints and flanges from Ashcroft. In addition my mechanic Francois replaced the swivel joints, the swivel joint pins, all the seals and all the bearings. While he was at it he replaced my front brake discs. So the front end from wheels to diff rebuilt. 2008 with 100,000 miles on the clock.

Post #798130 14th Oct 2019 5:28pm
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williamthedog



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Well done, you should be good for quite a few thousand miles now Thumbs Up

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Those Khan's look great.

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