Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: replacing a cv axle simple right

asked by on

Ive done a bit of work on my car my self, brakes, rotors and radiator. Is a cv axle just as easy?

A: Hi. Replacing the constant velocity (cv) ha...

Hi. Replacing the constant velocity (cv) halfshaft can be done in a few steps, but requires a few special service tools. There are also very specific torque requirements. Additionally, you can tear the axle seal if you're not careful. If that happens, your transmission will leak from the torn seal and cause further damage to your vehicle.

I recommend having a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, replace the CV axle on your vehicle.

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: Car battery dead.

Hello, it sound like your charging system is not charging the battery. The alternator which puts out 12 to 14v DC charges the battery and supplies power to run all the electrical consumers when the engine is running. With the...

Q: Does the dipstick tube just pull out of the block or are there retaining clips?

To answer your first question: yes, it does have a bracket on the oil dipstick tube but, if you remove the bracket, it will pull out. Your dipstick is going to have some curves in it; this is normal for...

Q: Car will not start

Hey there, thank you for asking about your 1994 Acura Integra. There are a few things that can cause a crank but no start condition, including no spark, no fuel, or a broken timing belt. The basics are spark and...

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...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...