CV Joint Replacement
Mobile CV Joint Replacement at Home or Office
Every single front wheel drive car on the road has constant velocity joints- popularly known as CV joints-on both sides of the driving shafts. When these joints wear out, your vehicle will require a CV joint replacement.
What is a CV Joint Replacement?
Outer CV joints join the driving shafts to the gearbox, and inner CV joints join these shafts to the vehicle’s wheels. Quite a few four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles, and even some trucks, also use CV joints. The CV joint’s job is to channel the torque from the gearbox to the vehicle’s wheels at a stable speed while allowing for the constant up-and-down movements of the suspension. CV joints are lubricated by grease and protected by special boots. If these boots become worn down, the grease starts leaking out and dirt and moisture can get in, eventually destroying the CV joints. This is when your vehicle will need a CV joint replacement. When you contact Wrench, we will send a mobile mechanic to your location, whether it be your home or office, and based on the diagnosis, we will issue a quote for your vehicle’s CV joint replacement.
Symptoms that indicate you need a CV Joint Replacement
Grease oozing out of a tear or crack in the boot is the first sign that your vehicle might soon need a CV joint replacement. Early on, further damage can be prevented by replacing the protective boots, but as the CV joint deteriorates, you will begin to see dark grease splashed on the inside wheel rim and around the inside of the vehicle’s drive shaft. If you continue to drive the car in this condition, the CV joint will eventually wear out and fail completely, rendering the vehicle inoperable. Once the inner CV joint fails, the car will shudder or shake side-to-side while accelerating. A worn-out CV joint can also result in a clunking noise when shifting from Drive to Reverse.
Can I replace the CV joint myself?
If you really want to try replacing the CV joint boot or even the shaft yourself, you are going to need a variety of special tools. The lock-nut, or hub nut, will be screwed on extremely tight, so you will need either a breaker bar or a strong torque wrench and the correct size socket to loosen it up. Keep in mind that the lower ball joint will also have to be removed-and without the right equipment this is extremely difficult. You will also have to re-torque the hub nut after the job is finished. You can save yourself a lot of time and expense by simply calling us and having one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and replace the CV joint for you.
Do not delay that CV Joint replacement on your vehicle until it leaves you stranded by the side of the road. Call Wrench today and let our team of professionals take the hassle out of auto repairs!