AUTOMOTIVE CV BOOT & JOINT REPLACEMENT
PHONE: 636 7064
Geddes Automotive Auckland replacement service for cv boot & cv joint for cars vans & trucks. We fix cars cv joints making a clicking noise.
LINKS TO CV JOINTS & BOOTS AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS:
WHAT IS A CV BOOT & CV JOINT:
CV stands for CONSTANT VELOCITY. A CV Joint is located at the ends of the drive shafts
going to the drive wheels. The CV Joint allows the front wheels to steer and go up and down, and
if the rear wheels provide the drive to the road the CV allows them to go up and down as well
as drive the vehicle forward and reverse. The CV Joint allows the change in direction of the drive
from the transmission to the wheels. On a front wheel drive car you would not be able to steer
the vehicle without the use of universals or the Constant Velocity Joints.
The CV Boot is a rubber boot which clamps over the CV Joint to keep the grease in
and dirt and water out of the CV Joint. A split CV Boot or torn CV Boot will allow the grease to flick out
and dirt and water to enter causing premature wear and eventual destruction of the CV Joint. At each end of
the drive axle shaft there is an outer CV Boot and CV Joint and an inner CV Boot and CV Joint. Usually the
outer CV Boot and CV Joint wear out quicker than the inners.
BAD CV JOINT SYMPTOMS FOR REPLACEMENT:
The most common bad cv joint symptoms is when turning into a driveway and the vehicles wheel is forced up into the mudguard cavity area you hear a clicking sound (CV Joint noise). Other bad cv joint symptoms is a vibration in the suspension.
When a CV is about to collapse the cv joint noise will be more like a clunking sound. Although usually the CV Joint will continue to work for a while longer it will eventually get to a point when the CV Joint will collapse.
When they collapse it can cause a lot more damage and can cause the vehicle to loose control — can cause an accident. There will probably be extra damage and extra unnecessary cost for you.
If the CV Joint does collapse then it may be that the complete suspension and brake system
requires replacement for that wheel (The axle shaft can act as a hammer and smash parts around
You would be wise to arrange for a replacement CV Boot as soon as you see a split or tear.
You would also be wise to arrange for a replacement CV Joint as soon as you hear a clicking CV
Joint noise or feel a vibration.
REPLACEMENT CV JOINT & REPLACEMENT CV BOOT:
This is just a rough guide of what is required for a CV Boot change or CV Joint change
(installing CV Joint). A replacement CV Boot usually takes approximately the same amount of time
as a replacement CV Joint.
CV JOINT REMOVAL:
We need to remove the wheel, disconnect suspension parts and the CV Joint nut. Remove the clips clamping the CV Boot to the CV Joint and drive shaft. Providing the CV Joint shaft splines have not seized the suspension hub should slide off the CV Joint splines. Once the drive shaft is off the old CV Joint it can now be replaced with a new CV Boot Joint.
If you are replacing the CV Boot only, then we will re — grease CV Joint then replace the CV Boot. If the splines are seized then we sometimes need to use a special CV Boot tool and a special expandable CV Boot to expand the boot over the CV Joint.