How do I know if I have a bad CV axle?

1 Answer:
  • Anil Kumar
    3 Signs That Your CV Axles/Half Shafts May Need Attention
    1. Clicking Noise. If your CV axle is damaged, it will often make a clicking sound as you turn the vehicle. ...
    2. Trouble Driving. If you hear the dreaded clicking, our recommendation is to call for a tow truck. ...
    3. Torn Boots.
    18 jun 2020
  • When inspecting CV joint boots What should you check for?

    There are four in all. Inspect the CV boots for signs of wear or damage. Cracks, rips, tears, splits or punctures all will permit the packing grease to leak out, while also letting dirt and moisture in. Also look for loose or missing clamps.
  • What is included in a drive shaft?

    The driveshaft is a cylinder, usually made of steel or sometimes aluminum, which connects the rear differential and your transmission. It works together with an axle and CV joint to allow torque from the transmission to reach the wheels and drive your vehicle at a steady speed.
  • How long does it take to replace axle on car?

    It would take approximately 30 minutes to replace one axle. If a person actually wanted to repair an axle, if completely broken, then it would have to be welded. Welding an axle will not work, it weakens the steel to much to make it usable again. Front axles on most newer vehicles are a whole new game.
  • How is a constant velocity joint checked?

    Place one hand on each side of the CV joint and twist the axle back and forth in opposite directions. If it feels excessively sloppy or makes clicking sounds, the joint needs to be replaced.
  • How do you fix a ripped CV axle boot?

    Part of a video titled Emergency CV Boot Repairs - YouTube
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    If you've got one of those that's ideal. If you're in the side of the road maybe you can get to aMoreIf you've got one of those that's ideal. If you're in the side of the road maybe you can get to a gas station or a part store any clean grease. Hopefully high temp grease.