Shown is a typical Drive Axle.
Front wheel drive vehicles have
Shown is an outer CV joint from
CV boots are used to protect the CV joints. The internal components must be lubricated with a special grease. The boots retain the grease and keep dirt and water out of the joint. Boots are subject to wear and must be inspected often. The protective grease will be lost in just a few miles of driving if the boot leaks. We suggest inspection at each oil change and each time the car is being serviced.
The CV joint must turn at high speeds and yet be able to take the up and down motion of the suspension system and the turning of the wheel. The only barrier between the component parts and the environment is the boot.
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