What are CV joints and boots?

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  • Suleiman Abu Bakar
    A front-wheel car will have four CV joints, each covered by a boot. CV joints are covered by rubber or plastic boots. Known as a CV boot or drive axle boot, these parts are responsible for keeping the joints lubricated and preventing dirt and water from getting in. Unfortunately, this is a part that sometimes fails.31 ene 2016
  • What is the definition of a drive shaft?

    The drive shaft (also called propeller shaft or prop shaft) is a component of the drive train in a vehicle, with the purpose of delivering torque from the transmission to the differential, which then transmits this torque to the wheels in order to move the vehicle.18 may 2018
  • What causes drive shaft damage?

    Ultimately, the typical cause for a driveshaft failure is excessive torque, but as a solid unit, it is usually the bushings, joints, and couplings that fail first.
  • How does a CV shaft work?

    The CV joint is a very special joint: it connects two different rotating shafts. These two rotating shafts are stuck in a fixed position; so, the CV joint must be able to move and bend to keep these two shafts connected. CV joints are being used in newer vehicles and are taking the place of the old “U” joints.
  • How do you remove a drive shaft joint?

    Part of a video titled Remove U-Joints without a Press | 5 min. U-Joint Removal - YouTube
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  • Can you drive with a ripped CV boot?

    It is possible to drive a car with a torn CV boot, but doing so will likely lead to further damage that will eventually require more extensive repair.31 ene 2016