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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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cv boot
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. This depends on the condition of the axle. The CV boot protects the joints from outside debris and dirt from getting into the joints. If the boot has been...
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Leaking differential liquid in front axle
Hi, thanks for writing in. A torn or broken CV boot will cause differential fluid to leak from the axles without a doubt. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home...
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Torn cv joint boot
There is no single recommended brand to use since you can get manufactured new or rebuild by many brands out there. You might not have much choice with what is available in your area unless you went with a new...
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Replace CV boots 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2004
It is best practice to replace the entire CV axle when the axle has any issues. The reason the boot needs to be replaced is likely because it is split open and leaking grease. The purpose of replacing the CV...
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How long can a car run with a broken CV axle boot?
The axle CV joint boot is there to hold the lubrication for the joint and keep out dirt and water. Without replacement, the joint grease comes out first and collects dirt within. The dirt acts as sand paper and grinds...
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Clicking noise when turning - 2007 Honda Odyssey
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Anytime when turning and you hear a clicking sound, that is the outer bearing on a CV shaft seizing up or slipping within the ball bearings. I recommend replacing both front CV axles...
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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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While turning right and left, my car makes a popping noise from the drive axles
Hey there. This is likely a sign of failing CV joints. All front-wheel drive cars have "constant velocity" joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts. Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while...
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How bad is it to repair a ball joint and CV axle?
You are looking at a lengthy repair. There are several components that will need to be replaced. It is hard to say how rough the removal and installation of these parts will be, because the amount of damage that has...
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The axle is torn, how long can I drive it before getting it fixed?
The most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail...
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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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