91 VW GTI w/CV joint probs

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I joined because I have moderate car knowledge and it seems that I don't get all the answers I need from my mechanic. I love my VW GTI and when I get rid of this one, I will probably buy another! I would like to know the average life of outer CV joints (miles). Does anyone know?

posted by  biscuitbomber

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You originally posted in the Introduce Yourself forum and didn't take note of the bold red text heading up the title of the forum...so I moved it for you...

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posted by  BavarianWheels

danke shoen!

posted by  biscuitbomber

If the boots remain intact, most cars CV joints will last 100K miles, +- If the boot gets ripped or torn - very short period of time.

posted by  tbaxleyjr

thank you! I had the right drive axle replaced 30k miles ago, and the joints repacked with grease without removal 10k miles ago, and I am hearing the clicking on the right which means I need to redo the right outer cv joint again. This seems far too frequent. I really don't do any crazy four-wheeling over rutted roads or drive thru shrubberies, so I am not sure if it is me causing this damage or something else. Any suggestions?

posted by  biscuitbomber

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