CV Joints

A Citroen Berlingo came in with a clicking sound from one of the front wheels, we quickly popped it onto the ramp and spotted the cause, the CV gaiter was not securely mounted to the housing. Here’s the driveshaft  removed from the vehicle.

 

Further inspection shows a lack of grease and signs of water ingress into the joint leading to rust and rapid wear, leading to failure of the joint and the reason for the clicking sound heard.

Left unrepaired it could have lead to the total failure of the joint as it broke up, leaving the vehicle immobilized at the side of the road.

A CV gaiter insecurely mounted to it’s housing is a reason for rejection (failure) at  Mot time

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