Is CV joint Same as drive axle?
The part that simultaneously enables the axle to flex while transmitting the driving force is called a drive axle joint, and is also known as a constant velocity (or CV) joint.
What is a CV joint called?
Constant-velocity joints (also known as homokinetic or CV joints) allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play. They are mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles.
How does a CV joint work?
Each drive wheel has two CV joints: the inner joint connects the transmission to the axle, and the outer joint connects the axle to the wheel. This means that no matter how many potholes you hit, or if the vehicle is turning, the CV joint will keep the drive wheels moving at a constant velocity.
What happens if my CV axle breaks?
If a CV joint begins to fail while driving, your car will start to pull to one side as one wheel loses power. When the joint breaks completely its corresponding wheel will no longer turn and although the engine may still run, the car won’t move.
How much does it cost to fix CV axle?
With two CV joints to replace you could be paying upwards of $400 just for the parts and the labour cost will likely be slightly less since your mechanic is going to be down there repairing one anyway but you can expect to pay anywhere between $800 and $1,200 at least to get them both replaced if that’s what your car …