- Type: C.V. Joints
- Certification: ISO
- Material: Steel
Speed, while accommodating the up-and-down motion of the suspension. In front-wheel drive cars, the CV joints also have to be able to deliver the torque to the front wheels during turns.
There are two most commonly used types of CV joints: A ball-type and a tripod-type. Ball-type CV joints are commonly used on the outer side of the drive shafts, while the tripod-type CV joints mostly used on the inner side of the drive shafts in front-wheel drive cars.
A CV joint is packed with a grease and sealed tight by the rubber or plastic boot. A CV joint doesn't need
Any maintenance and can last very long, as long as the protective CV joint boot is not damaged.
A most common problem with the CV joints is when the protective boot gets damaged. Once this happens,
The grease comes out and the moisture and dirt come in, causing the CV joint to wear faster and eventually fail due to lack of lubrication
And corrosion. Usually the outer CV joint boot breaks first, as it has to endure more movement than the
One of the early signs of a broken CV joint boot is a dark grease splattered on the inner side of the rims
And around the inside of a drive wheel; Around the area where the CV joint is located. If you take your car
For a maintenance to a repair shop regularly, your mechanic can spot the problem early and let you know.
Sometimes you can see the cracks and signs of wear on the boots before they break.