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Subject:  Re: Could I Have an "Attaboy!" Date:  6/17/2013  8:29 PM
Author:  joelcorley Number:  307100 of 312992


You wrote, Finally the axle broke (in a parking lot, so no traffic problems). DH called a tow truck for the broken car and me for a ride home.

I assume that was the old car. What was it?

I've had Hondas most of my driving life. The older ones had problems with the boots that cover the CV joints. ( ) You had to catch those quick to avoid having to rebuild a CV joint - which is labor intensive (like half a day) and can be expensive. After I had to have a couple rebuilt, I took to personally inspecting the boots every time I had the oil changed. Much cheaper to just replace a boot.

These days Honda CV boots are supposed to be much more durable; but I still doubt they stand up to an Alaskan winter all that well.

And my mechanic used to tell me that *eventually* a contaminated CV join would seize up and you actually could have the wheel fall off... :-)

- Joel
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