Do split CV boot kits work?
No, they are not any good. I once had a car with cracked rubber in the CV boot. It was replaced by a mechanic, and they replaced the grease as well. However, the repair didn’t last the test of time and the thing that held the CV boot in place cracked in half after few years of use.
What happens when a CV boot splits?
Once split the protective CV joint grease escapes and dirt, road grime and water can enter the joint and cause the CV joint to wear rapidly and fail prematurely. As long as a CV Joint remains sealed and protected by the CV boot, no undue harm will come its way. It will do its job until it wears out normally.
How much does it cost to fix a split CV boot?
How much does a CV boot replacement cost? If it’s just the CV boot then usually it’s not too pricey. Expect prices to start around $100 but if the joint needs replacing or more than one boot need replacing, prices can easily climb to over $650+.
What happens if you don’t fix a torn CV boot?
Unfortunately, this is a part that sometimes fails. If a CV boot tears, grease can leak out and moisture and dirt can get in. If left unattended, it’s only a matter of time before the joint fails from lack of lubrication or corrosion. When that happens, the whole axle may need to be replaced.
How long will a split CV boot last?
They will typically last around 150,000 to 250,000 miles, but sometimes less. First, I would have a… You likely have a broken CV axle.
Can you just replace CV boots?
If no noise is present and only the CV boot is broken, you can replace just the CV boot. Tip: Before you install a new axle, check the CV joints (even when the boot is broken) and see if they are worth saving. If you need to replace the CV axle completely, the new CV axle will come with the boots already installed.
How much is a new CV boot?
The average cost for CV boot replacement is between $298 and $343. Labor costs are estimated between $174 and $219 while parts are priced at $124. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location.
What causes CV boots to tear?
Grease leak Over time, with exposure to the elements a CV boot can become dry or brittle and crack or tear. When a CV boot cracks or tears it will usually leak grease onto the inside of the wheel.