Should I replace both CV axles at the same time?

1 Answer:
  • Kwa Robert
    On a high-mileage vehicle with a bad CV joint or boot, it's often a good idea to replace both shafts at the same time. Often, the right (passenger side) shaft fails first because right turns are at a sharper angle than left turns, and right turns are more common than left turns.
  • What is another name for CV axle?

    A constant velocity (CV) axle, also known as a half shaft, takes power from the vehicle's transmission and differential and transfers it to the wheels, allowing the vehicle to drive forward.
  • How tight should CV axle nuts be?

    The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off slightly, about maybe a 1/8 of a turn.14 ene 2015
  • Where are CV joints located on a car?

    drive shaft
    Constant velocity joints, or more commonly known as CV joints, are located at each end of the drive shaft. They connect the wheels to the axles as well as to the transmission.
  • What happens if you don't replace CV axle?

    Unfortunately, broken CV joints are not repairable—only the CV joint boot is. If your CV joints ever fail completely, the car will suddenly not be able to accelerate, since it won't have the means to transfer torque to the drive shaft or the wheels.10 ago 2018
  • How would you diagnose the fault of a driveshaft and universal joint?

    So if you notice any of the signs below, you may want to bring in your car for a check-up.
    1. Vibrations. An early sign of driveshaft problems is intense vibrations that come from underneath the vehicle. ...
    2. Squeaking Sounds. ...
    3. Clunking Sounds. ...
    4. Other Strange Noises. ...
    5. Movement in the U-Joint. ...
    6. Shuddering While Accelerating.
    14 sept 2020