One of the reasons to panic when driving a luxury car happens when you hear a very unusual sound as you make turns even when you are driving at a low speed. The first thing that will come to your mind when this occurs is which can be causing the problem. In this case, where the noise comes even with the full lock on mode, the CV joints are to be blamed. Also known as Constant Velocity joints, Porsche CV joints are parts of your Porsche car that allows the wheels to continue turning with a constant velocity. This is regardless of any movements, whether up or down, in your car's suspension.
More on CV Joint Noise
This is the problem commonly associated with CV joint. You can easily detect it with the clicking sound it produces. What can be the real cause of the noise? It is because of the dent present in the component. The sad thing is that you may not actually notice it right when it is there. It will take time because the part degrades slowly.
What can you do? You must find an even, smooth surface where you can park your car, making sure that the wheels face one direction. Pump the engine but make sure your hands are steady on the wheels. Repeat this process in the other direction too. Once you hear a clicking sound then that is a sign of the joint's wear and tear. This means that they have to be replaced before they even wear out completely. You do not want to hear a louder noise if you do not have this component replaced right away with this sign.
Which Part Needs to Be Replaced
CV joints in Porsche cars are located on opposite ends of the driveshaft. This holds true regardless of the Porsche car model you own. The joints come in two parts. First is the inner CV joint whose movement is between the transmission and the shaft while the other is the outer joint which moves between the shaft and the car wheels. More commonly, replacement is made for the outer joints.
Facts about CV Joint Replacement
You have to take note that replacing a CV joint is not as easy as you think. You will need special tools in order to carry on with the tasks. Add to that, there are also other components that need to be removed prior to uninstalling the old CV joint. Disconnect the batteries. Take out the keys. These are all important reminder when dismantling the old one. The inner CV joint must not be moved in any way.
CV joint replacement may only be available for some Porsche car models. There are some car models that require removing and replacing the entire shaft which entails additional cost on your part. Prying out the inner CV joint from the transmission will also mean making sure that no amount of oil spills in the process. Remember to top the gearbox with oil once the CV joint has been installed.