What causes CV joints to break?
The most common problem with CV joints is when the protective boot cracks, tears, or becomes damaged. Once this happens, the grease leaks out and moisture and dirt get in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to loss of lubrication, contamination, and corrosion.
How do I know if my CV joints are bad?
4 Signs of a Bad CV Axle/Half Shaft”Clicking” Noises When Turning.A Knocking Sound. Grease on the Inside or Edge of the Tires. The CV axle joint has boots that contain grease while the axle spins, keeping it from leaking. Vibration While Driving. This is a tricky one, since there are many things that could cause vibration when you drive.
Can a bad CV joint sound like a bearing?
When driving the vehicle a bad wheel bearing is more of a constant noise while a bad CV joint is more of a pulsating noise, Klak klak klak. A bad CV noise will become louder when taking a sharp turn but a wheel bearing can also do that.