Once the CV boots have failed (unless you were watching when it happened) the cv joint inside has gone bad from grit and running dry. Don't mess with an individual CV joint. Replacing the whole axle makes much more sense… Full Answer
First, check the lug nuts and wheel bearing... maybe it really IS coming off. If both of those are okay, next check the CV joint. Typically a CV joint that's worn that bad will have a torn or damaged "boot"… Full Answer
Look at the outer CV boot. If it is torn, dirt and water have already gotten into the the CV joint and it will most likely need to be replaced. The indication that a CV joint is going bad is… Full Answer
They are held in place by a snap-ring under the boot. Feel free to rip the old boots off, as you'll be using new ones anyway. For the money, though, it may well be worthwhile to just get remanufactured CV… Full Answer
Possible yes, probable no. What is most likely happened is he told her the CV boots in both front axles are torn/broke/exposed. This is easily identifiable by excessive grease on the inside of your front rims if it's the outer… Full Answer
wheel bearings make a vibration noise. On front wheels, it's usually more noticeable when steering on highway curves between 35 and 50 mph. A bad CV joint usually makes a clicking noise on turns at low speed.