Common Signs of a Bad CV Joint

Common Signs of a Bad CV Joint


Constant-velocity (CV) joints play a crucial role in transferring power from your transmission to your wheels with minimum friction. As you turn corners or drive hot potholes, your CV joints help to keep wheels moving at a constant velocity. CV joints are covered by rubber or plastic boots that keep joints lubricated and prevent dirt from entering. If you suspect an issue with a CV joint, it'll be best to visit a transmission shop that specializes in CV joint repair. At Hirst Transmission Specialists, our local mechanics are experts at diagnosing and fixing CV joint problems. Come and see us if you notice any of the following signs of CV joint trouble.

Symptoms of CV Joint Failure

A common sign of CV joint trouble is that you hear a knocking noise coming from the inner joint on a front-wheel drive car or the inner and outer joints on a rear-wheel drive car. This sound may arise if a CV joint becomes damaged or has significantly degraded due to wear and tear. Another concerning sound is a clicking or popping noise while turning. With this symptom, you might need to replace the shaft assembly, as well as the CV joint.

Vibrations are another sign of trouble. As you accelerate faster and faster, you'll notice the vibrations becoming more pronounced. This could actually affect your ability to safely handle your vehicle. To make sure you're not creating a safety hazard on the roadway, it'll be best to get to the shop when you notice this symptom. Also, as it is part of your suspension, a bad CV joint could cause bouncy driving, even if you're not hitting bumps or potholes.

Another sign of a CV joint problem is that there's grease on a wheel or tire. This can occur because a torn boot leaks grease that gets thrown onto the wheel or tire as the axle continues turning.

CV Joint Repair in Pensacola, FL

When you need CV joint repair in Pensacola, contact Hirst Transmission Specialists at (850) 517-3459. At our local transmission shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's transmission needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Hirst Transmission Specialists Blog
Posted: September 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ