Big hose clamp and wobble

Nicholas Miller chance9121 at
Tue Oct 3 15:37:58 PDT 2017

You can try these guys for cv joint source.  Pretty handy in the past.
Other outfits like rcv and driveshaftshop are focused on performance and
very pricey.  But certain makes have just joints availiable. Not sure on
nu-beetle, but worth a try.

On Oct 3, 2017 12:26 PM, "Tihol Tiholov" <t.tiholov at> wrote:

> Greetings, gents.
> Thanks to Peter Golledge for help on both counts.
> About the 2002 A4q, 155K kms:
> I'd like to report that the big hose clamp I affixed on an outer CV joint
> boot in the place of the mysteriously missing OEM clamp has given no
> trouble so far. Driven up to 100 km/h no detectable unwanted vibes. SO far
> impossible to find an OEM type clamp. Locally (way western Canada) sourced
> clamps are the type used on rebuilt axles that leaked grease twice already
> on another VAG product - both, the inner and outer boots at different
> times.
> About the Y2K bug, 231K kms:
> The wobble seems to be caused by an inner CV joint getting a little sloppy.
> As Peter suggested, moving back and forth a wheel, while jacked up showed
> the offending joint to have radial play of the axle shaft.
> Now to find a CV joint (hopeless task so far) or an axle that will last
> without breaking the bank - suggestions welcome.
> --
> Tihol
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