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Can you replace just the CV boot?

Can you replace just the CV boot?

The Constant Velocity (CV) boots cover the CV joints and protect them from outside debris. If no noise is present and only the CV boot is broken, you can replace just the CV boot. Tip: Before you install a new axle, check the CV joints (even when the boot is broken) and see if they are worth saving.

Is it OK to drive with a torn CV boot?

It is possible to drive a car with a torn CV boot, but doing so will likely lead to further damage that will eventually require more extensive repair. Among the indications that a CV joint or axle has been damaged is a clicking or popping noise when turning, or vibrations at highway speeds.

How much does it cost to replace CV boot?

Typical costs: Replacing a CV boot (which is most cases means replacing the axle/shaft) can cost $150-$600, depending on the make, model and type of vehicle, although on some large or luxury vehicles it can cost $600-$1,200 or more.

How long will a leaking CV boot last?

How long will a leaking CV boot last? Usually, the CV boots will last about 80,000 miles before they have to be replaced.

How hard is it to replace a CV boot?

replacing both sides shouldn’t take any more than 4 hours. have your manual with you, you’d probably need to undo the cv lock nut, separate complete hub assembly from the strut, pull the cv out.

Can you repair a CV axle boot?

Split boot kits are a quick fix, but new boots go the distance. New or remanufactured replacement CV axle half shafts are the most efficient repair, but aren’t readily available for 30-year-old low-production turbo specialty sports cars like the 1987 Mitsubishi Starion. Before you do anything, get the axle out.

How long will torn CV boot last?

There is no real set time how long the bad joint will last, and it may last a year or a month. A YourMechanic technician can travel to your location and help and replace the axle CV joint boot as soon as possible.

How long can you drive on leaking CV boot?

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 do I know if my CV axle is bad?

4 Signs of a Bad CV Axle/Half Shaft

  1. Vibration While Driving. This is a tricky one, since there are many things that could cause vibration when you drive.
  2. A Knocking Sound. Keep an ear out for a knocking or clunking sound, especially a rhythmic one.
  3. “Clicking” Noises When Turning.

Is it better to replace CV boot or axle?

We normally don’t replace the boot itself, since axles don’t cost very much and it costs more labor to pull the axle apart to replace the boot. Replacing the whole axle is usually just slightly more than replacing the boot, and you get a new axle and new CV joints.