CV Joint and Boot

CV Joint and Boot

CV Joint and Boot Service

A CV axle is made up of 2 CV joints.  The axle transmits torque from the engine and transmission to drive the vehicle’s wheels.

Constant velocity joints, or CV joints are universal joints that are able to transfer torque at large angles efficiently.  These CF joints transfer power very smoothly.  They are comprised of four basic parts:

  1. The outer section, which has grooves machined on its inner surface
  2. The bearings, which are usually in a “cage”
  3. The inner ball, which has grooves on its outer surface for the bearings to ride in
  4. A rubber boot to protect the unit from dirt and moisture.

A common cause of CV joint failure is cracks in the CV boot.  When the boot is cracked, it allows dirt and grit to mix with the grease and wear down the parts of the joint.  A clicking noise heard when turning is the most common symptom of CV joint problems.  The CV boots should be replaced as soon as cracking is visible in their rubber folds.

Important Note: Never open a boot to inspect the CV joint.  The boots are airtight and if opened, the CV joint will require servicing.

What Will It Cost?

Since Heads Up Automotive is locally owned and operated, price and service are paramount to our success within the community so you can expect our prices to be competitive and our service second to non. Contact Heads Up Automotive for specific pricing information for CV Joint or any service.  For the most accurate estimate, take your vehicle to Heads Up Automotive for a free inspection of your car brakes.  Our trained technicians can then assess your vehicle’s needs, answer any questions and review your options.