BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2005
Vehicle: Green '02 E320 Wagon
Location: South East NH
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CV joint too worn? Please see pics.
Big thanks to the BenzWorld pros for helping me get this far with my CV boot replacement. Since my boot was fully torn, I'm trying to determine if the CV joint is shot, requiring a new axle. I don't remember hearing any clicking while turning though I always felt vibration. Couldn't many things cause that?
What do you think of the pics of the CV components?
After wiping everything clean (no chemicals), black grease remained in worn areas. Two balls have "large" wear spots which are rough to the touch while the other four each have a tiny scratch. The basket has two rough wear spots on its outer edge. The bell has grooves worn into it, but they are smooth.
Kajtek, my torn boot looked just like your brother's. Since you repaired his, I'm hoping mine is good enough to repair too. I'm considering reassembling this CV with a new boot and driving it to test. But who knows if the vibration is coming from the CV or elsewhere...
Getting my Benz back on the road one step at a time