A Constant Velocity Joint is one that provides consistent drive shaft speeds regardless of the operating angle of the joint. CV joints are used primarily in on the drive shafts of front-wheel drive vehicles, and they come in two basic varieties: the ball type joints on the outer end of the drive shaft and tripod joints on the inner end.
Front wheel drive cars have two short drive shafts, one on each side of the engine to power the front wheels, with 4 constant velocity (CV) joints. Constant velocity drive shafts for front wheel drive cars are in pairs.
The joints are permanently lubricated and protected by a flexible sealed boot. Should this boot become ripped and contaminants allowed to enter, the life expectancy of CV joints is greatly reduced.
How do you know if your vehicle needs service? Listen for the click-click of worn constant velocity joints as you make a turn in the road.
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