Re: Drive shaft getting hot
Originally Posted by martynchappell
Hi, I have a renault scenic 2002 1400cc 16 valve.My problem is, after the car has been standing for a while everything seems ok but after driving a few miles when everything is warmed up as the car is going along there appears a kind of knocking sound on the front drivers side and there is a kind of dry springy sound after going over bumps or uneven road surfaces that sounds as if the shock absorber is dry. After having it checked there wasnt anything visible that could be found but the drive shaft on the drivers side was hotter than it should be. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?
Hello and welcome to the forum.
It would definately be worth pulling the gaiter off of the offside outer CV gaiter and seeing if theres any signs of water ingress or that the joint has dried out at all.Does the gaiter look orginal or has it been replaced at some stage?.
Does the noise get any worse if you pull away with the car on a full lock either way?.
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