C V Gaiters

A fairly frequent reason for rejection on many front wheel drive vehicles is “front  constant velocity joint gaiter is split”. In the case of front wheel drives the only gaiter that is a reason for rejection is the outer one, as this is considered to be part of the front suspension, should the inner joint have a split gaiter this is generally advised, but is not a reason for rejection ie a failure. Should the outer joint fail or break up there is a possibility of further damage to steering or suspension. Below is an example of a split cv boot, if not repaired the joint will lose it’s content of grease and wear rapidly leading to a noisy joint, vibration and an expensive repair bill.cv boot split


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