What is a CV Joint and what does it do?

Date Posted:30 May 2018 

Front-wheel drive vehicles have Constant Velocity joints or CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts (half shafts). Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while the outer CV joints connect the drive shafts to the wheels.

If an outer CV boot is split or broken you will probably see grease coming out of a small crack or tear in the boot itself. This is the early sign of the CV joint boot failing. If the damage is bigger, you might see dark grease splattered on the inside of the wheel rim and around the area inside of the drive wheel.

If a car is continued to be driven with a damaged CV joint boot, the CV joint will wear out and eventually fail. A most common symptom of a badly-worn outer CV joint is a clicking or popping noise when turning. Usually the clicking noise gets louder when accelerating when turning. In worst cases, a badly-worn outer CV joint can even disintegrate while driving. This will make your car undriveable.

If you’re unsure or know you have a clicking noise while turning, come and see us at 25 Belar Street, Yamanto, or Phone (07) 3812 0266 to Book your vehicle in with us.

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