So how common is it to have a totally blown/failed outer CV joint. My son called on his way home from work and said his 09 OB was making horrible clacking noises and that it looked like something fell out the bottom of the car. He made it home and it was making clanking noises coming up the street. Park no worky. Start car and put in reverse w/o moving and right front axleshaft spins and clanks. Is this common? I guess we will be heading out to the u-pull-it sometime this week.