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Re: Loud knock in turns, and vibrations.....

Sounds to me like the CVC joints are going bad on the right side....and yes
the boots should have grease in they don't, this probably
hastened the problem with the R/S CVC joints.....sounds like the right side
has suffered the most damage from loss of grease....some serious work is
needed here....

"geronimo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Its a 1988 Camry I4 wagon. 195K miles. Both front tires have low miles
> almost full tread, no abnormal wear...not yet. When making a right
> turn, it makes a loud knock-knock-knock sound, one knock for each
> revolution of the transaxle, it sounds like. Also the steering wheel
> is vibrating right/left, also depending on RPMs. It is also pulling
> pretty badly to the right. Three days ago it was running smooth as a
> new car. Then began to notice vibration/knock in right turns on the
> highway. Now its really bad. I did some major work recently where I
> had to remove both cross-members and all lower suspension points. So
> I thought I had done something wrong there. I checked the suspension
> and mounts and didn't see any problems. It is hard to tell if the
> knock is coming from the right or left...but since it pulls to the
> right (tires have the same inflation), should I be checking the RH
> suspension points? I think it has stabilizer bar mounts, would this be
> the most likely cause? I eyeballed all the strut, arm, stabilizer bar
> ends.... whetever it is it sure isn't something really obviously loose
> or worn out. Yet from the way it makes those loud clunk noises
> something is sure very loose.
> I checked the steering gear, there is a very small amount of slop in
> each side of it, but its in the steering gear ends. Also, the boots
> on both sides have split in half. Are these boots supposed to be
> grease-filled? Can I buy replacement boot kits?
> thanks Geronimo[/color]

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Vibration and pulling to the right is due to broken rubber bushings in lower control arm.It is a popular problem amondg the second generation Camrys. The knocks are coming from damaged outer CV joint, replace both axles.
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