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Never had this done on a Miata before, what's the ball-park damage I am looking at here?
 

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Technically not repairable; Mazda don't supply replacement CV joints. You need to replace the entire drive shaft. However, I managed to get the outer ones replaced by a CV joint specialist using generic parts for £100 all in. If the CV joint is damaged, beyond the boot, it ain't worth (or advisable) repairing; replace it. Not normally a part that wears on MX5s; I stuffed mine after throwing 360 at 110, so I would be quite confident in using a used drive shaft assembly, just replacing the wheel bearing.
 

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Well, when I said repaired, I should have said replaced. D'oh.

I busted mine gunning it out of a housing complex coming down a large gradient into a heavily crowned road.
 

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I don't know if she'd hold up to Gaysville from Orlanblow. It's making an awful sound. :(
 

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They ship them to your door and you send them your core.

They re-use the cores that are in perfect condition, bead blast and powdercoat it and rebuild it with new parts.

Read the site for more details.
Ok, I'll check it out further, thanks. <3
 

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"A "clunking" sound on deceleration or acceleration may be caused by a worn inner joint. This sympton may also indicate a problem with the transaxle.
Vibration or shudder during acceleration may indicate a problem with the inner joint or a bent shaft"

Is this one of those things were I should just go get a LSD and replace that to while I am at it? :(
 

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Check its not a stuffed up knuckle bushing; these can give problems as well. CV joints shouldn't just go, if the rubber boot is in good condition.
 

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