What happens if a CV joint breaks?
Also, can you drive with a broken CV joint?
In a front-wheel drive car, the axles are connected to the wheels with Constant Velocity (CV) joints. A severely worn out CV joint can even disintegrate while you're driving and make the car undrivable. You may lose control of the vehicle entirely. It is not safe to drive with a damaged CV joint.
Subsequently, question is, how much does it cost to replace a CV joint? CV Joint Replacement Cost A CV joint itself can cost between $95 and $210. Hiring a mechanic to perform a replacement will be between $165 and $800. The price mainly depends on whether you're replacing a double or single axle.
Hereof, what are the symptoms of a bad CV joint?
One of the most common and most noticeable symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly is an audible clicking noise when turning. When CV axles become excessively worn, the joints will become loose and click when turning.
How long can you drive with a damaged CV joint?
You can drive on a damaged CV joint for a small period of time, but there is no telling how long “safe” it will last. There are many factors, such as where you drive, how fast you are going – particularly around turns, the amount of dirt/dust/debris in the areas you drive, how much water gets into the joint, and more.