How do you fix a broken CV joint boot?
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Is a split CV boot dangerous?
Its not really dangerous, but if grit gets into the CV joints it will eventually ruin them and replacing them will be much more costly than just the boots. The boots will open up when turning so straight runs on the motorway shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
Why do CV boots split?
The most common cause of CV joint failure is from the deterioration and splitting or tearing of the rubber CV Boot. Once split the protective CV joint grease escapes and dirt, road grime and water can enter the joint and cause the CV joint to wear rapidly and fail prematurely.
Can I drive with a split CV boot?
It is possible to drive a car with a torn CV boot, but doing so will likely lead to further damage that will eventually require more extensive repair. Among the indications that a CV joint or axle has been damaged is a clicking or popping noise when turning, or vibrations at highway speeds.
Can you drive with a leaking CV joint boot?
You can drive on a damaged CV joint for a little while at least, but there’s no telling how long it will last. CV joint failure: In a worst case scenario, your CV joint will fail. Essentially, this will break the axle, leaving you with a car that won’t go anywhere.
Can you drive with a damaged CV joint?
A severely worn out CV joint can even disintegrate while you’re driving and make the car undrivable. You may lose control of the vehicle entirely. It is not safe to drive with a damaged CV joint. Look for some symptoms of a failing CV joint to have it repaired before it becomes unsafe to operate the vehicle.