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    Question CV joint gone?

    Just wondering if i can still drive the car with a busted cv joint? I know it's definitely that because you can see when you get under the car you can see it has split and it also makes a really loud clicking noise when i move off. Just wondering how much damage i would do (if any) if i keep driving it until i can afford to get it sorted?
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    i drove mine for a few weeks and was ok but not nice to drive. mine was inner though. if outer i wouldnt as it can lock the steering.
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    ok mate thanks for the advice. It does sound horrible and it really puts me off of driving it which ain't such a bad thing i suppose lol!
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    get it sorted soon m8, if the CV joint eventually goes, you may end up in the scenery because of the front wheels pointing in different directions, dented car dented pride or more serious.

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    i have the same noise and have done for about 4 months only just getting very noisey now so am changing the lot

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    mines been doin it for a few months now. gettin worse slowly , when l give it some boost feels like i got a flat tyre on, but thats the inner 1 on mine
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    can you not re pack the boot and close it up?

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