What does a bad CV axle do?
If a CV joint or axle shaft is damaged in any way that affects its balance while rotating, it will cause the shaft to vibrate excessively while operating the vehicle. The vibrations may oscillate, or become more pronounced as vehicle speed increases.
What does a broken CV boot sound like?
Signs of a damaged CV-joint boot or worn CV joint Grease coming out of a small crack or tear is an early sign of the CV joint boot failing. The most common symptom of a worn outer CV joint is a clicking or popping noise when turning. Usually the noise gets louder when accelerating in turns.
How long can you drive with a leaking CV joint boot?
you are safe until it starts to create a clicking sound when turning, then you will have to replace the whole CV joint. if you drive it for too long the company may not take your core back if you pick up a reman unit. 50 miles you “should” be ok.
How serious is an axle leak?
If the leaking axle seal does not get fixed soon and the transmission is slipping, you could cause permanent damage to the transmission. The severity of the leak affects how safe it is to drive with a leaking axle seal. In addition, the axle seal can wear out over time, which can cause it to leak.