Whatis causing the grinding sound behind the cv joint?

Asked by Nov 21, 2015 at 08:17 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced a cv joint and there is still a
grinding sound

6 Answers


Is it the wheel bearing?

Best Answer Mark helpful

In a front wheel drive. the drive shaft is behind the CV joint then to the transmission. There should be a rubber boot covering the teeth (like a gear) on the end of the drive shaft. And keeps grease. You may have broke a tooth off and the shrapnel is stuck in the grease in the ruber boot. And causing it to grind. You will want to change the drive shaft. I don't recommend this but a quick fix would be to pull the boot back and clean all the grease out then replace the grease. If that fixes it then u will need to change the shaft a.s.a.p. if not repeat on the transmission end of the shaft

Sorry that is rear wheel drive. Lol

Been doing a little research,is it possible its the wheel bearing?do you have to replace the bearing or the whole spindle?


Just the hub assembly which comes with the new bearing.


The spindle is part of the drive axle with the cv joints , all one unit. Unless there is a torn boot, the cv joints should be good.

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