What happens if 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.
Can you drive with broken CV axle?
If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe. If you notice a bumping, clicking or grinding noise when going into turns, your axle isn’t broken yet, but it’s only a matter of time. When your axle fails, it’s possible that you’ll lose control of the car, possibly causing an accident or crashing.
Should I replace CV axles in pairs?
There is no need to replace CV axles in pairs as long as the other axles are in good condition. The cost to have your CV axle replaced or repaired can vary drastically. The major factors here are the cost of parts, labor time and how many CV axles need to be replaced.
Can you fix a CV axle?
While one can repack, reboot and rebuild CV axles, it makes more sense for the average do-it-yourselfer to procure replacement units and swap out the old axles. If a boot is torn or missing, it is possible to save the joint if caught early enough, but usually the damage has already been done.