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Can i make a small cut on the rubber of the cv halfshaft? i need to spray some wd40 in there as it seems to be squeaking a lot.

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Absolutely not. Cv axles require grease, not oil. Oil is much too thin and would not help lubricate the joint at all. Any hole in the boot would cause grease to come out of it while spinning. If the cv joint is making noise the ONLY way to repair it is to rebuild or replace the joint.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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    qanda2009 Mar 11, 2011

    Thanks. It's just when i turn my steering wheel left of right, there is a loud squeaking noise from the front. I've tried wd40 on everything visible to the eye, but it doesn't seem to work. That was the only other thing i could imagine it would be. NOTE: When the car is on an incline the noise disappears (which is very annoying because the mechanics here are mainly situated like this).

  • Aaron Mar 11, 2011

    Cv axela would only make noise when moving forward and turning. And is usually a clunk, not a squeak. A loud squeak when turning the steering wheel is caused by worn ball joints, when the truck is on an incline the weight on the joint is reduced slightly and the noise will go away. If the mechanic you took the truck to couldn't diagnose this, it's time for a new mechanic.

    Wd-40, or any spray lubricant, is a thin oil. Thin oil is only useful for lubricating very light duty mechanisms, even your door hinges need a light grease, not oil. Any steering, axel or suspension part requires heavy duty grease, oil will do absolutely nothing to lubricate these parts. Furthermore applying any lubricant to the outside of these parts will do nothing, as the grease must be pumped into the parts using a grease pump, through a special fitting.

    Take the truck to a reputable repair shop, or a shop that does alignments and tire replacements. They will need to put the truck on a lift and check for play in the ball joints, this cannot be done with the truck on the ground. 99 percent of the time the loud noise you you are hearing while steering is worn ball joints.

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