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Has your car developed a clicking sound, particularly when turning? Can you feel vibration through the steering wheel also while turning? Do you experience a feeling of driving over a cattle grid on occasion while driving normally? There is a good chance that one of your cv joints is failing.

Line of Automotive Parts Gennor covers axle shaft links (cv joints), both inner and outer as well as cv boots thereof, for all makes of vehicles.

It is quite easy to check to see if the cv boot is damaged or unsecured, as long as you don’t mind looking under the vehicle. You are looking for a concertina shaped rubber cylinder that covers an area on the drive shaft of your vehicle. The drive shaft runs from the centre of your wheel towards the middle of the vehicle. Check to see if it is damaged or loose. Either means the cv joint needs replacing and a new boot fitting over it, packed with grease.

A worst case senario would be that while turning, you hear a cracking noise, and then on moving off, there is a constant rumble and/or grinding noise. this means your cv joint has given way completely. The vehicle should not be driven any further if this happens. Drivers of 4×4’s and SUV’s need to be aware of this senario, as, this is the sort of thing that can happen if you have your front differential locked and you try to steer on full lock, particularly if you are on a firm surface. It is one reason why you are advised ‘never’ to use differential lock on tarmac.

Line of Automotive Parts Gennor covers axle shaft links (cv joints), both inner and outer as well as cv boots thereof, for all makes of vehicles.