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Re: Handling problems still continuing.

Well, just back from Heath Road Garage. Alfie even collected me from the station, and got a Alfa reconditioned unit so only £139 all in.

The passenger side now feels nice and solid, and a secure drive. However, the drivers side now feels loose and a little clunky over some bumps which was masked by the passenger side I think. Hence, now thinking of getting the drivers one done at my next service.

Just thought - could it just be running low on grease, or is it worth just getting a replacement at £139? Is CV joints a known problems with Alfas, or is mine just a Friday afternoon car? (It is around 7 years old...)

Basically, thrilled that the passenger side is sorted, delighted again with Alfie, and cannot wait to get the drivers side running as smoothly to really enjoy the car as it was meant to be
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Re: Handling problems still continuing.

CV joints are quite clever things whose lives hang by the thread of a miserable bit of rubber. (Probably goes for a whole lot of us come to think of it!!!).
If said rubber should get damaged or, perish the thought, perish, the joint will fail in a few miles, or at least by the time it's rained. In the unlikely event that the boot or gaitor survives untill the joint wears out, yer autos probably done 150,000mls or more. Fair chaps???
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No, not a fair assessment.

CV joints can run for ages without the boot doing very much. Even when they start clunking, at which point the bearings have failed, they will keep going after a fashion. Don't panic.

It sounds to me as likely that after the joint has been changed he has just tightened everything up properly.
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