Should CV shaft have play?
The CV joint is a flexible joint so some play in the shaft is OK, but there should be no play of the joint other than its intended movement. If you hear clunking, it would most likely be a bad engine mount or transmission mount.
Can a CV axle cause transmission problems?
Each wheel has an inner CV joint and an outer one. Cars that make a clunking noise when accelerating, decelerating or shifting into drive may be showing signs of a worn inner CV joint. This noise can indicate either the joint itself is damaged or can suggest problems with the differential gears.
How do you install a CV axle in a transmission?
You will then need to remove the wheels and then reinstall them once the job is complete.Remove the Axle Nut Cotter Pin. Remove the Axle Nut. Disconnect Ball Joint. Remove the Outer CV Joint. Match the Old CV Axle to the New Unit. Install the New CV Axle. Reconnect the Lower Ball Joint. Reinstall the CV Axle Nut.
How long can I drive with a damaged CV joint?
about five months
How does CV joint get damaged?
The most common problem with CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or gets damaged. Once this happens, the grease comes out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to lack of lubrication and corrosion.
How much does it cost to fix wheel bearings?
The national average is about $350 to fix the wheel bearings at one wheel. As you might imagine, however, luxury brands cost more. Please note: If the wheel bearings need replacing at one wheel, you don’t necessary need to replace the bearings at the other wheel on the same axle. It’s not like matching a pair of tires.