How do you know if CV joint is broken?

1 Answer:
  • RJ Ho
    4 Signs of a Bad CV Axle/Half Shaft
    1. Vibration While Driving. This is a tricky one, since there are many things that could cause vibration when you drive. ...
    2. A Knocking Sound. Keep an ear out for a knocking or clunking sound, especially a rhythmic one. ...
    3. "Clicking" Noises When Turning.
  • What do U-joints do?

    Universal joints allow drive shafts to move up and down with the suspension while the shaft is moving so power can be transmitted when the drive shaft isn't in a straight line between the transmission and drive wheels. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles have universal joints (or U-joints) at both ends of the drive shaft.
  • Can a CV axle cause transmission problems?

    The answer is yes, it absolutely can. If the CV axle breaks and leaves the driveshaft off-center in the differential, then power will not be transmitted to your wheels properly. A broken CV axle could mess up your vehicle's transmission and this is why it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible.2 ago 2021
  • Can you break an axle by hitting a curb?

    Hitting a curb hard enough can shift your axle and wheel shaft into the transmission. Even a slight jolt to the case can do harm. If you run over a curb and scrape the bottom of your car, it can even disconnect linkages and cables from the transmission case housing itself.28 jun 2018
  • Are CV joints easy to replace?

    You absolutely can replace your CV axle at home, but you'll need to be at least remotely comfortable using a jack, jack stands, and power tools. Assuming you have most of the equipment already set up in your garage at home, the cost to replace your CV axle will be quite reasonable.22 mar 2021
  • Why does my car make a clicking noise when I slow down?

    In most cases when you hear a repeating clicking sound as you brake, it is likely coming from one of three sources. First, it could be a wheel bearing that is wearing out. Second, it might be a warped brake rotor or a sign that brake pads are wearing out and need to be replaced.16 jul 2017