Cv boots need repair work & bearings need grease packing.
Cv boots were damaged when car was towed. now needs repairs. have been driving car this way over 2 years. bearings need to greased and have boots replaced or repaired. boots make a clicking noise when driven. how much do you estimate repair work to cost? what kind of risk is there if car continues to be driven in this condition?
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Re: cv boots need repair work & bearings need grease...
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.
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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.
Can be a messy job. Is the flexible rubber boot over surrounding the joint split and spewing forth oily muck. Remove wheel cover and bearing oil cap in the middle. slacken the wheel bearing nut a turn or so. Jack the car until the wheel is off the ground and remove the wheel. Remove the bearing nut and push (tap with wooden block the drive shaft inwards to disconnect it from the hub. Try turning the steering wheel if the shaft does not go back all the way to allow the stub to be released. You may have to undo the track rod end to give you extra clearance. Remove the split boot (gaiter) and wash the bearing clean of all oil and dirt with petrol so that you can inspect it thoroughly. The stub axle should also come free of the tripod ended drive shaft. If the metal shows bad signs of wear you will need to replace the bearing assembly. Repair kits for the replacement of boots contain packs of appropriate grease. To get the boot on easily you will need to have access to a boot cone tool. The wide end fits over the joint with the narrow end away from it. Lube the end of the narrow end of the boot and slip it over the narrow end of the cone. By forcing it along the cone the narrow end spreads wide enough to clear the joint and sit back down on the drive shaft. Fill the joint with new grease and seal the boot ends with a crimping tool. Wear neoprene gloves at all times as this is one filthy job
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.
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?