Like the title says, what are the dangers of having a broken axle or cv boot? There was thick black grease all over the inner part of my front left wheel when i took it off. Im planning to change the axle this weekend but im just wondering if there are any dangers driving with a broken axle or cv boot.
it is probably just the cv boot, all the grease is now all over your car, and the bearings are drying out, it should be fine for a few days, i am going on two weeks with mine but i am so sick of fixing them, do yourself a favor and get some decent axles, driveshaft.com is a good place to find some
As long as the bearings in the boot is not all dried out your okay. I went some 6000 miles like 2 oil change before I fixed my axle boot. My bearings were find and it was all good after I cleaned the place up. So I think you can at least last til the weekend.
Not too bad to change, Go to and dealer and get the axle boot rebuilt kit and take the axle out and rebuild it.
Just replace all the parts that are gaven to you in the kit. Clean out the diry and old grease and apply the new grease in the kit.
To get axle nut off use an impact or get a bad 6 foot breaker bar and take the axle nut off.
Is it possible that a busted cv boot make a car feel like its losing power? My car didnt seem like it was going anywhere when i hit vtec on the freeway. Might be the weather but i doubt it cause it wasnt that hot out, maybe 82 degrees.
i have a torn boot on my passenger side. That side will shake a little when i hit a certain speed (about 60). My car turns fine with no noise. I'm going to change the cv boots sometime soon. It looks easy on the article from TI.net. Hey Silence how long did it take for you to change yours out?
not only does it make a big mess all over the place... its better if u fix it asap.. no one likes to play on the slip n' slide without water.. and ur axle won't like it once the lube dries up... its cheaper to buy a axle boot than a whole axle.
After the Boot Broke on my Civic I drove the car for another two Years. I wouldn't recommend it as the caost of a new axel is not so bad. But at this point I would just get the rebuild Kit and Pack more grease in there. I think the Kits Costs like 20 bux comes with the Boot and clasps and GREASE.
I think the haardest part is going to be cleaning all that CRAP off the inside of the tire.