Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: boot on cv axle not sitting right and crinkled

asked by on

just replaced my cv axle and the boot is crinkled and where the clamp is, its not sealed around the bar, its shifted and open and the boot itself looks twisted and is crinkled

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Sounds like the clamp and boot was pulled loose when you were installing the axle. As long as the boot is not torn you should be able to straighten it and using a new clamp or a heavy duty wire tie clamp to hold it on the shaft. If you would like to have this checked, a certified professional from YourMechanic can inspect the system and make any adjustments as needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The car turns over but doesn't actually starts

An engine is stalling inspection will reveal the cause. When the vehicle is cold, the mixture has to be enriched in order for the engine to run initially. That enrichment signal is sent (to the fuel injectors) if the appropriate...

Q: Why turn signal lever won't return to neutral position after turn is completed?

Hi there. There is a lock ring on the turn signal lever with a return spring that makes the lever return to the rest position. The lock ring is cracked or broken. You will have to disconnect the battery, remove...

Q: Transmission does not shift properly

This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...