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Is It Safe to Drive With a Broken Axle?
Without two operational axles, your car won’t be going much of anywhere. They’re what transfers power to the wheels from the transmission (in a front-wheel drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel...
Is It Safe to Drive With a Damaged CV Joint?
In a front-wheel drive car, the axles are connected to the wheels with CV joints. These allow the axle and wheel to flex as the car drives (to account for turns, uneven surfaces,...
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.
How to Buy Good Quality CV Joints
Your car’s axle must allow for the wheels to move around, bounce, and freely rotate. This action is facilitated by (CV) constant velocity joints. These unique couplings allow the tires to turn and...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Bad Axle?
The axles transmit power from either the transmission or the differential to the drive wheels on your car. If one of your axles is damaged, it can lead to some serious problems. Is...

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Car will start but once i put it into gear it will not move just revs!!!
It sounds like you have a CV joint that has failed. The CV joints are the couplings between the axle and the front wheels that enable power to be transmitted through the shaft to a wheel that is being steered....
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Slow acceleration with loud full body vibrations 2005 Ford Focus
Hello - it is quite likely that one or both the axles/CV joint assemblies on your Focus are worn out. Loose motion from wear in the CV joints causes a distorted motion of the axle, and vibration as your are...
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Left Wheel Locks up When Turning
The axle joint most likely is binding in the outside joint. The joint or entire axle may need to be replaced.
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Cv joint keeps breaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be experiencing one of several different issues. The first thing to consider is the quality of the replacement you purchased. Re-manufactured CV joints are not terribly uncommon. When you purchase the...
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My transmission fluid leak but I don't see anything on the ground what can it be
Hi There, Your transmission fluid may possibly be leaking from the CV joints where the axle shafts connect the transmission to the wheels. These are joints in the power train of your vehicle that transmit the power from the transmission...
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Why would my 01 chevy silverado make a loud poping noise when i put it in drive? It has the right amount of transmission fluid in
That sort of noise is usually due to a bad u-joint in the driveline (if you have the 4WD version), bad CV joints (often outer) and/or excess play in the transmission (end play) or differential (front or rear). If the...
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There is a slight vibration in the steering wheel when I turn it slightly to the left. 2009 Chevrolet Mailbu
Hello - from your symptom description, I believe your driver side, outer CV joint is failing, and should be replaced. The driver side wheel/tire turns slightly more sharply than the right side, making the task of turning and transferring power...
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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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just started making a clunking noise,runs good nothing loose
Check the transmission fluid level to see if it is full. If the filter was replaced, depending on the type and configuration, the filter could even be banging around. "Clunking" noises are very typical of failed outboard CV axle joints....
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Should there be any play on the CV shaft where it goes into the transmission?
Typically, on the inboard joint of a CV axle, you will be able to readily detect (feel) movement because the shaft into the transmission rides on a bushing that has some clearance. If the movement is "excessive", that could mean...
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When u turn the wheel it pops loudly & shakes bad when driving down the road
Hello, 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...
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I have a Mercury mystique 2000 4 cylinder the passenger CV axle has come off by tire was wondering if I have to replace axle or ca
The constant velocity joint and axle shaft should be locked together with a lock ring clip. If the axle came out and your were driving then the axle may have been damaged. You may also have damaged the joint. You...
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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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clunking noise on front wheel
You may have a worn out or damaged CV axle shaft which is commonly known to produce a clunking or clicking and popping sound when they fail. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to...
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Clicking and 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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My vehicle started making this noise yesterday when I stop or start to go.
An "obvious" noise such as the one you are describing will, more than likely, be readily sourced to the failing component if you have a certified mechanic diagnose it. The service to request is a suspension/drive train noise diagnostic during...
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Which brand of new front CV drive axle is best for replacement at 80k miles? 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Hi there - the real question is whether you are buying (from any parts house) a "rebuilt" or "remanufactured" axles/CV joint, or a new one. If it's a new one, is it made by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such...
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car making womp womp noise and pop
A common cause of a noise like that is tire belt (internal) separation, flat spot(s) on tire or other tire defects. If the tires end up being excluded during a diagnostic, the CV axles, wheel bearings, and unfortunately the transmission...
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CV Joint Change instead of the wheel hub assembly.
Customer wants to change the information from having a wheel hub assembly replacement changed to a CV Joint / CV Shaft replaced on the set up page.
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Rear CV Axle Replacement 2008 Mazda CX-9
Hi there - it's likely the grease on the CV joint boot is grease from inside the boot, and also possible it's from a leaking differential seal. Based on the noise your wife observed, more thank likely, it is the...

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