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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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I can feel a shimmy in the wheel
If you can see that the rubber seals are torn, the component will need replaced as the internal lubrication is seeping out. The joints are under extreme pressure and need adequate lubrication to sustain integrity. If the joint gets dried...
Pop/Thud noise when backing up
The noise you are hearing is most likely an outer constant velocity joint on the right side or passenger side of the car. Have the axle joints checked to see if the outer joint boots are torn. If they are,...
Tie rod loose
If one tie rod is loose, then more than one may be loose in the front end. The CV joint boot is most likely torn, causing the grease to leak. The loss of grease will cause the joint to go...
CV boots leaking
Torn grease boots on the cv joints are a very common problem as the boots deteriorate over time. The boots themselves can be replaced and new grease added to the joint as long as they have not completely dried out...
Axle or CV boot needs replacing
Hi there. Anytime one of the boots tears and begins to leak grease, the boot, at the very least, will need to be replaced. When an axle goes out out, there will either be a noise, or vibration associated when...
CV boots need replacing
I would start with replacing the brake pads and rotors. If the brakes are below minimum specification, the grinding noise will be present. In order to confirm this issue, have a certified mechanic come to your location to diagnose the...
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...
clicking popping sound when turning sharp left
Hello there. Is your Jeep four-wheel-drive? A clicking or popping noise can come from a CV joint with a torn grease boot. The boot develops a tear or leak and the grease will leak over time until the joint is...
Trouble accelerating
The boots may of not been installed correctly and/or the axle shaft was not installed all the way into the joint after removal leading to the clip not engaging the joint and binding the differential in the transmission. This is...
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...
Is there anything that I can use to temporarily grease my CV boot for a couple days until I can buy more grease?
Hello. I am sorry to hear of your situation with the CV joint and boot on your 1991 Metro and will try to help you now. Typically, once the boot rips, the grease inside will actually stay there for a...
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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