Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How long can a car run with a broken CV axle boot?

asked by on

Hello and thanks in advance. I want to know typically how long can i drive with a busted cv axle boot, i cant afford to fix it at this moment but i don't drive around a lot or often. it looks like simple diy but i have no tools. the right axle makes the clicking sound but not often only sometimes and some days not at all.

My car has 111200 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The axle CV joint boot is there to hold the...

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 down the joint ball bearings. It will begin to click on turns for outside joints and click under load. There is no real set time how long the bad joint will last, and it may last a year or a month. A YourMechanic technician can travel to your location and help and replace the axle CV joint boot as soon as possible.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 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...

Q: My car is leaking coolant. Would I need to change the water pump?

Coolant can be leaking from any number of places. The water pump, radiator, radiator and heater hoses, etc. It would be best to verify where the coolant is leaking from before replacing parts. If you don't have access to a...

Q: My car has an oil leak, my axle is hot, and there is shaking.

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The axle should not be very hot. The axle will have some heat transfer from the transmission, but not so hot to where you cannot touch it. Check the transmission oil level to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.