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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing CV Boot
Common signs include grease leaking onto the inside of the wheels, vibrations around the CV axle, and clicking noises during turns.
How Long Does a CV Boot Last?
Without the engine and the transmission in a car, it will not be able to run. The power that is produced by the engine of the car is put to the wheels...
How to Replace a CV Boot
A CV boots protect CV joints from external debris and keep grease inside the joints. A common sign of failure is a clicking sound when making turns.
How to Check the CV Boots on Your Car
The constant velocity boots cover each axle joint and keeps them lubricated. Signs of a bad CV boot include a clicking noise and grease leakage.

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Replace CV boots 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2004
Hi there - learn how to replace CV joint boots by clicking here. If your decide this is beyond your patience or skill level, or too difficult for your work space, I recommend a CV joint boot replacement by a...
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My front left tire screeches every time I turn the steering wheel
Your description could cover a number of things. If it makes the sound when the car is not in motion, you may have a problem with the power steering belt. If the sound only occurs only when the car is...
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Ripped cv boot
Driving with an axle boot that is torn will cause the internal lubricating grease to get washed out of the joint and dirt to get into the joint. If you have to make a trip it should be able to...
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2006 nissan quest when put into gear or driving there's a loud clunk
One common cause of such noise is a failed outer CV joint on the CV axle. If you peer behind each front wheel, underneath the vehicle, and use a very bright focused light to shine on the rubber boots that...
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U-joint or CV shaft that is causing my vehicle to shake?
Hi there. The CV shaft that has a CV boot broken can cause a shutter or shaking vibration throughout the vehicle. This is when the grease has gone completely out of the CV shaft and make the ball bearings begin...
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To repair or not repair?
Hi there. I can certainly understand and appreciate your concern. The highest priority on your list should be safety related items, followed by potential failures, then any maintenance. What I suggest you do is weigh the cost of the repairs...
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Shaking issue when accelerating 45-55 and 60-75 and areas between. (2007 Acura TSX manual transmission)
What you are describing does sound like a bad inner C/V joint or joints. Even if the C/V boot is not torn and all the grease thrown out like typically happens with outer C/V boots, inner C/V boots can get...
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My front end is making a popping noise
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Concern wether my 2 front axles really needs replacement?
Generally, the leaking from the axle shaft area is caused when the boots crack and the fluid is leaked out. The tricky part about identifying this is knowing when the boots actually cracked, when they began leaking and to what...
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When front axle cv shaft is repaired does it come with cv boot
There are a couple basic scenarios when it comes to CV axle repair or replacement. If you have a torn boot on the vehicle, and it has not been torn for long and thus the CV joint is not yet...
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Alright my daughter brought her car in for oil change they said CV axles were bad needs new tires too. How to diagnose CV issue
The oil changer may have seen the CV axle boots torn open. This would allow the lube to be washed out of the joint and dirt and water to enter and damage the joint. You would not hear any noise...
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Gear goop everywhere from driver side, near the axle/boot/frame
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Clunking on sharp turns at slow speed when engine is warm.
A common cause of clunking in the circumstances you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible clicking or clunking...
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Need to replace front left CV axle, do I need to replace the CV boot as well?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The damage done to the unit will dictate what exactly needs to be done. If the entire CV axle on one side or the other needs to be replaced, then the entire shaft is...
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I have a crunching/grinding noise when turning
If you have 4 wheel drive, the noise might be due to a failed outboard CV joint. Another possibility is brake interference or wheel bearing noise although if you had a defective wheel bearing you would normally hear the noise...
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Is there grease in the left side front driver side wheel bearing
The wheel bearings on the front of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and thus the grease that is placed within when the hub is manufactured is permanently sealed inside. It will not leak out. If the bearing has...
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CV joints
There are two issues, one is whether you now have too much grease in the joint/boot and thus some will be forced out as you drive and, two, whether the two greases are chemically compatible (incompatibility is a not uncommon...
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How do you know which cv joint is causing the noise
The noise could be from both sides and you might not need to decide, left versus right, if the rubber boots on the outer CV joints happen to be broken on both sides. The CV joint boots look like 4...
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I don't answer unknown phone calls so can you please send me an email for quote and a phone number where you are calling from?
In most scenarios, hitting a curb would not damage the CV boot although hitting a curb could result in damage to suspension components and misalignment if it is a severe impact. The circumstance you are describing with the grease on...
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Hello! I took my car to Toyota for an oil change, they told me my car's passenger side axle is spiting out grease. What exactly ne
If the boot is torn open and has leaked out grease then this means it will have got dirt and water into the joint and caused wear. I would recommend getting a new axle assembly. Both are same amount of...

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