cv axel, major boot cut

Old 02-05-08, 01:35 PM
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cv axel, major boot cut

I have a 91 GMC plow truck that has a major rip in the cv axel boot at the wheel - it's completely exposed from the bottom when the wheel is turned. It just started to make a clicking noise when the wheel is turned while in 4wheel drive. I pumped some grease in there and it seemed to help. I planned on changing the axel after plowing season. My question is will it last that long? And what is actually clicking?

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Old 02-05-08, 06:38 PM
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I am no expert, but if the joint gets dirty (and it probably will fairly fast), it may not last long. I would suspect the clicking are the bearing balls rubbing and knocking. I have heard they will lock up if they get really nasty.
Old 02-06-08, 04:30 AM
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Don't think it'll make it to the end of the season.

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