Cv boots were damaged when car was towed and now needs repairs or replacement. also needs bearings to be greased. have been driving car like this for over 2 years. what do you estimate the cost for repairs to be. boots are making a clicking noise when car is being driven.
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Re: cv boots need repair work grease pack.
From the symptoms you now describe re clicking ? after 2 yrs driving your cv joints now req renewing as due to lack of lubrication will have caused serious wear/damage to the ball bearings and carriers may i advise you have them replaced A S A P as one or both could lock up and result in an accident with untold consequences? cv joints in uk cost approx £60 plus fitting per side not a difficult job even possible d i y ? if you feel inclined?
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There are thee ways to do this. The first, easiest, but least reliable way is to use split boot repair kit. This allows you to cut the old boot off, clean the joint as best you can, install new grease, and bolt the split boot into place and clamp it. These boots have a higher-than-average failure rate however. The next ways require jacking up the drivers side of the car, remove the wheel, caliper, and rotor. Then remove the hub nut that secures the half-shaft to the wheel bearing. Using a crowbar or other suitable tool, you must pry the inner CV joint out of the transaxle and maneuver the half-shaft out of the vehicle. You must take care not to separate the inner CV joint as it is easily damaged if overextended. You may have to separate the lower ball joint from the lower control arm to remove this shaft as it is the shorter of the two and has less space to work for removal. Once you have the half-shaft out, there are two options - repair or replace. Repair requires removal of the joint from the half-shaft assembly, and it can be difficult for someone with no experience. The easier option is to replace the entire half-shaft with a re-manufactured one. The cost is not much more than that for the repair parts, plus you don't have to worry about dirt, grit and debris in the joint damaging it since it is already fully sealed. Replacement is the reverse of removal. You simply insert the shaft thru the wheel bearing opening and into the transaxle. You must "pop" the inner joint into place to latch it, otherwise it will cause damage by leaking and binding. You will feel it lock in when you do it. The last thing that is critical is that the hub nut has a specific torque requirement. Too much or too little torque will cause the wheel bearing to fail very quickly. So use a reliable torque wrench set at the correct setting. There is no "feel" for the correct tightness on this nut.
Possible CV Joint boot failure, causing the bearing grease to escape!! If you do not have this repaired, your CV shafts (which transfers power to the wheels)will fail. This may cause an accident!! Inspect he black rubber boots behind the front wheel, they have a shaft running out of the boot. If the boot is cracked, replace both sides!!
ITS NOT A HARD JOB TO DO BUT YOU NEED TOOLS LIKE TIE ROD END REMOVING TOOL,YOU NEED SHAP RING PLIERS,YOU NEED HYDRALIC JACK AND AXLE NUT SOCKET 1/2 BREAKER BAR AND A TORQUE WRENCH RANGES TO 200 FT LBS YOU WILL NEED REPAIR MANUAL FOR TORQUE SPECS.THE ,MANUAL WILL SHOW AND TELL YOU HOW TO REMOVE FRONT AXLE SHAFT CV JOINTS.IT WILL LOT CHEAPER TO BUY WHOLE FRONT AXLE WITH NEW CV JOINTS.YOU NEED CV JOINT BOOT CLAMP TOOL AND ITS A WHOLE LOT OF CLEANING INVOLVE PLUS PACKING NEW BEARINGS WITH GREASE.ITS MORE OF HEAD ACHE BEST TO BUY NEW ONE.
If this is a front wheel drive car then the sound is the Constant Velosity (CV) joint, usually happens when the CV joint boot tears and let in road debris. You can remove the shaft and knock the joint off the shaft clean and replace boot and refill with grease, you will need a CV Boot Kit for your car, or you can replace the shaft. Hope this helps, let me know.
You should have your right drive axle inspected, especially the rubber CV joint boot. if it is split open , it is the most likely cause of the grease you found. Unfortunately, the damage to it is already done, and that is what the vibrations are most likely caused by a worn out CV joint. To fix or repair it, you need to replace the cv joint or drive axle assembly
hi this could cost you allot of money in the long run if you don't, the reason is, the cv joints have ball bearings inside which are very smooth, the cv gateor/boot holds in the grease to prevent them from seizing and going rusty you can actually buy **** boots that glue together that you fit without taking the drive shaft out if this is what is the cost that would be bothering you, but yes they will need replacing and soon as you can do it..hope this helps please vote thanks
Is it possible your CV (constant velocity) joint is bad or going bad? Do you hear a clicking noise on turns with your shudder? A CV joint will go bad after the boot is damaged in some way as to allow the grease to escape. The boot covers the joint and is packed with grease. If the boot is damaged and dirt or moisture can contaminate the grease and the CV joint will go sooner or later. And if there is not enough grease the CV joint will go dry and wear out. Look under your car and inspect the boot. If you find black grease leaking out or damage to boot, chances are the joint is failing. Fairly easy repair to do, maybe a couple hundred at a shop and a good mechanic should be able to get it done in a timely manner that day. If you have mechanic knowledge, you may want to do it yourself. I hope this helps, good luck!
ck the CV boot. if its broken you need a new cv axle, if its ok, jack up the car so both wheels are off the ground. either put the car in drive or just manually spin each front wheel while gripping the coil spring for the front strut. if you feel any (roughness) at all, that wheel bearing is bad. it should be smooth. if you have a bad one you will know it by this method. Even good mechanics sometimes replace the wrong bearing, but this 100% works every time.
I would strongly suggest you replace the whole cv joint. If it is clicking then the joint is worn out. Driving it with no grease will cause the wear to increase and become a hazard. The joint could break and you will be out alot more than just replacing the joints now.
In order to properly replace a C.V. boot you need to disassemble that side of the wheel assembly and drop the C.V. axle. The new boot(from parts house or Dealership goes right back on. You will need to clean the area really well and get all grit out because this is what damages the axle itself. Repack the boot with C.V. grease and you're on your way. It can be a tough job sometimes so I recommend investing in a repair manual(like Chilton) to ease the process. The parts houses sell what I call cheater boots now and basically it is a shorter term solution. They install by basically wrapping around the old boot area and then screw together. I installed one for a customer once at her request and it lasted about 10,000 miles. When she had more money she had me put the permanent one on. I will say this about these, if you can't do the permanent repair right away for whatever reason it sure can save a C.V. axle from being destroyed - temporarily. Good Luck