1994 Honda Accord CV Joint

  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 14,100 MILES
Okay, so basically I bought my car back in November of 2007, and I knew that the cv join made a clicking noise when turning, this leads me to think that it had worn out at one point and that the boot was replaced and the joint was not. The boot was not torn at that point, now, however, it is torn, alot of grease leaked out, and it needs to be replaced. I do not have much time available to get it fixed properly, so I was going to try a temporary fix by filling it back up with grease, and then sealing the boot back up, its just got to last a couple weeks at the most perhaps before I can get it fixed. So my question is, how bad could this situation get? What happens if the cv joint becomes badly damaged? Say Im on the freeway and it fails, what signs of failure will I notice?

And in all honesty it doesnt feel bad unless I make a turn, and even then its hardly noticeable. Thanks for your time.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM

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Hi MK,

Based on your description, the CV joint should last you a couple of weeks or even months. A boot replacement now might save the CV joint as it is only emitting the noise due to lack of grease.

CV joints don't fail completely easily. Once it does so, the vehicle would not move and if the shafts were to be flung out from the joint while driving at high speed, it can cause a lot damage.

Indication of badly damaged CV joints will be crocking noise during acceleration even in straught ahead position.
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 12:58 PM

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