Hi, could do with some advice for me seat Leon mk1. Around Xmas I had a hard knocking noise, sounded like splines jumping out of the hub when turning
and using throttle at low speed and didnt seem to matter if it was a right or left turns. I replaced the right side outer cv joint with a cheap q
drive unit for euros which solved the issue for a couple of months and now the noise is back.
I was wondering can a worn cv damage the hub as it seems odd to go again so quickly or are the cheap brands ie q drive just crap and I should replace with a gkn lobro joint?
I know its something that probably needs to be examined but some ideas on the above as well as how to test would be much appreciated.
I had a mk1 Leon for a few years - a better looking VW Golf IMHO.
Mine was a company car so parts and servicing was covered by them (although it had to be done by a Seat main dealer).
I'd be leaning heavily towards having it inspected first to verify the issue. I'd then be leaning heavily towards replacing worn parts with OEM parts and expecting a written warranty on the the parts and labour involved.
Originally posted by bassett
I replaced the right side outer cv joint with a cheap q drive unit for euros which solved the issue for a couple of months and now the noise is back.
If the grease in the joint gets contaminated a joint will start knocking in a couple of weeks.
I'd also agree it's likely to be the other side now, parts these days are so accurately made they all tend to fail at the same time such as wheel bearings, bushes & ball joints etc