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2002 Mazda 626 Question: In the last 3 years I have had 2 RF CV axle assemblies, l RF inner CV axle half

 

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Grieve, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Oviedo, FL, June 06, 2013, 19:09
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shaft, 2 LF CV axle assemblies and 1 LF wheel bearing replaced. Now after hearing a roaring noise, it is said it's coming from the right half shaft support bearing but the half shaft can't be separated from the CV axle so the bear can be replaced. Does this sound normal for this make and model car? I haven't driven it much since 2007, it has about 93000 miles on it and it seems like all this started happening after I stopped driving it as much.

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto June 07, 2013, 05:11
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    Has this car ever been in a collision in that area? sounds like something could be bent or damaged thus causing parts to wear prematurely.

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    Grieve, June 07, 2013, 18:33
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    I bought the car new and have never been in any accidents with it. Thanks for the advice. I'll check into the possibility of something being bent or damaged.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper June 07, 2013, 06:50
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    SOMETHING MAYBE MISALIGNED

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    Grieve, June 07, 2013, 18:34
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    Thanks for the advice. I'll check into a possible misalignment.

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    A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc (35 Answers) , San Carlos, CA - (650) 204-3032
    Eric Sevim June 07, 2013, 09:59
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    I think miles auto nailed it. But do confirm that it is not the wheel bearing. Every time the axle is tighten, the wheel bearing is loaded up and it can do strange things to the bearing, including over load it.

    Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
    A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
    http://www.aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/

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    Grieve, June 07, 2013, 18:36
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    Thanks for your advice.

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