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Four signs of failure to CV shaft/half shaft

Updated: Oct 17, 2020

1. Make a "clicking" sound when turning

Although it is sometimes described as a loud clicking noise and sometimes as pop, this noise is undoubtedly about it once you hear it. When you turn the vehicle, it will show up. This noise is due to the loose joints of the CV shaft. As with other symptoms, if you hear this sound, it is also important to immediately take the vehicle to the service center.

2. Knocking

Keep your ears out for a knocking or clunking noise, especially rhythmic sounds. Although this does not always come from the CV axle, there is no single underlying cause, so it needs to be checked immediately. In some cases, you may notice that the knocking sound becomes more pronounced when reversing. Ultimately, the best option is to have a mechanic to check the problem immediately. If you are not sure about the safety of your vehicle, please call us. We will discuss the issue with you and help you make arrangements if necessary.

3. Grease on the inside or edge of the tire

The boots of the CV shaft joint will contain grease when the shaft rotates to prevent leakage. If the boot leaks, the resulting lack of lubrication will quickly cause the CV joint to fail. If you find grease on the edge of the tire or inside the wheel, do not wait and bring your car in for service.

4. Vibration while driving

This is a tricky problem because many things can cause a vibration when you drive. However, if the vibration is too large, with the increase in speed or an abnormal "bounce" feeling to the drive, it may be caused by the CV axle. Regardless of the cause of the vibration, it is required to inspect your vehicle. If the vibration is too large, it isn't easy to control.

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