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Automotive Repair Services

Axles Bearings & Boots

Some of the most common problems we see when providing vehicle inspections is cracked or torn CV boots and occasionally bad bearings. If you think your vehicle may have an issue, come on by and let us inspect it and quote recommended repairs.

Axle / CV Shaft Assembly

Axle shafts are commonly referred to as “CV axles” or “half-shafts.” An axle shaft is a narrow, pole-like part that connects a wheel to the gears in the transmission. Axles are part of the system that enables the wheels to rotate. One end of the axle shaft is connected to the transmission and the other end is connected to the wheel. The transmission rotates the axle shafts, which rotates the wheels. Without the axles, the tires will not rotate and the car will not move. Axle shafts are comprised of four components: shaft, CV joints, grease and the boots (grease container). The most common reason for the axle to fail is because of the torn boots (grease leaking out). Without the grease, the CV joints will not get lubricated, dirt will enter the joint and the whole axle will eventually wear out.


Symptoms indicating you may need to replace the Axle / CV Shaft Assembly

Symptoms of a bad wheel bearing

When a wheel bearing fails, the most common symptom is a roaring noise when driving, that increases with vehicle speed. The noise may also not be heard at low speeds and may even go away at higher speeds. Often, sharply cutting the steering wheel to one side, while driving will cause the pitch of the noise to change. It is not always easy to determine which of the bearings on the vehicle is bad. Technicians often use remote microphones or ultra-sound devices to examine the bearing under load.

The main symptom of bad wheel hub bearing is noises. Common noises are squeaks, chirps, squeals, grinding, growling, moans, whining, etc. These noises are coming from the suspension when the vehicle is being driven. Noise can vary when you turn, depending on the side the worn bearing is on. Noise can vary with the driving speed. Other symptoms can include tires that wander and loose feeling steering. Another possible indicator of a faulty or worn wheel bearing is a decrease in bearing noise level when applying the breaks.