How do I remove a drive shaft CV joint?

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How does a CV shaft work?

Constant-velocity joints (also known as homokinetic or CV joints) allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, without an appreciable increase in friction or play. They are mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles.

How do you remove a front wheel drive shaft?

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When should a drive shaft be replaced?

If you allow the driveshaft to die completely, then it will reach the point where the wheels no longer receive any power. While there is no set lifespan of a driveshaft, it typically can last about 75,000 miles. Keep in mind depending on the vehicle, and wear and tear you may get much less or much more.

What happens when a drive shaft fails?

A broken driveshaft can prevent wheels from turning properly, giving you trouble when trying to make turns. This issue limits your overall control of the car. You need any issues that prevent you from driving the car correctly addressed right away for safe driving and continued use of the vehicle.

How much does it cost to replace a front drive shaft?

If you are just needing to replace a half-shaft for the broken drive shaft repair in the front of your car, then this price will usually range between $470 and $940 total for the fix.

What causes a drive shaft to bend?

Why? Because when you vary the speed of a drive shaft, you not only vary the torque on all of its components, but you vary the torque on all of the components that are connected to the drive shaft Torque is LOAD. When you vary the load, at twice per revolution, you start to bend components.

Why does my drive shaft keeps breaking?

The most common component related reasons for a drive shaft to vibrate: Worn or Broken u-joint—MSI U-joint Failure Guide. Worn out spline on slip yoke or tube shaft. Drive shaft tubing damage—MSI Tubing Failure Guide.

Can you straighten a bent drive shaft?

To fix a damaged drive shaft that has been twisted or bent. If your drive shaft has a dent in the tubing, most of the time you can straighten and balance the shaft to compensate for the dent in the tubing. However, if there is a crease in the tubing, then the drive shaft tubing should be replaced.

Does a drive shaft need to be balancing?

Driving over rocks or heavy debris often causes drive shaft problems. Dented drive shafts cannot be rebalanced, they need to be replaced. Fortunately, you can fix minor imbalances by balancing the drive shaft, a procedure that requires minimal parts — only hose clamps.