REPLACEMENT TIME: CV AXLES 101

REPLACEMENT TIME: CV AXLES 101

Sponsored by GSP North America

When it comes to your vehicle, there are many different components to be aware of. From whining to clunking to screeching, failing components can make noises, this could be a sign letting you know the CV axles need to be replaced. A common replacement part in front-wheel drive vehicles is the CV axle. CV Axles play an important role in operating a vehicle’s driveline system. Due to the construction of a CV axle, the CV joints are going to be housed inside a rubber boot that covers the joint. The components can wear over time, allowing the grease to escape and dirt and grime to enter the boot. This can lead to the following symptoms:

·       Clicking/Ticking Sounds

·       Grease on the Inside of Your Wheel

·       Popping when turning

·       Vibrations That Worsen with Increase Speed

·       Jolting While driving

Over time, this constant wear and tear can break down the bearings and cause them to bind or fall apart. A loss of grease and the presence of contaminants inside of the CV joint are the number 1 cause of CV axle failure. While you can drive for a while with a worn-out CV axle, once it goes out, it can leave you stranded. Make sure to properly perform a routine maintenance. It is always important when replacing any driveline components to inspects all related parts for damage or wear. 

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