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    Grinding noise from driveshaft

    I had the gaiter replaced on my Passenger side driveshaft about 3 weeks ago because I was getting a grinding noise and the gaiter had come off. Now the noise is much worse, it's like a metal against metal crunching and it's quite alarming! For normal driving theres no noise and its fine, but when i turn to the right and accelerate the grinding starts. So on roundabouts and right turns im trying not to put any power down in case im damaging something.

    Any ideas what this might be?
    The Lord works in mysterious ways...
    Corsa CDTi - 120bhp / 215 lb-ft

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    Sounds like you got some dirt/water in the CV joint when the gaiter was split and it's slowly being knackered.

    You're probably looking at a whole new joint now

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    If your boot wasnt attached correctly I spose you may have invited some unwanted road debris into the joint.
    Have you lost any grease? is the wheel very black with oily sludge?

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    Well i got a garage to replace the gaiter, and then when the car was in again getting the turbo replaced they took off the gaiters and regreased everything while it was in. Whereabouts should i check for this sludge?

    What's the pricetag on a new joint then if it's goosed?
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    Corsa CDTi - 120bhp / 215 lb-ft

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