Can you feel a vibration through the steering column? This could be a CV joint worn. Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham Medway can diagnose and replace constant velocity joints or secure and fit a split CV gaiter
Constant Velocity joints or CV joints allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle at a constant rotational speed. They are mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles. Many modern rear wheel drive cars with independent rear suspension typically use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle halfshafts.
Constant Velocity joints are protected by a rubber boot or CV gaiter. Cracks and splits in the boot will allow contaminants in, which would cause the joint to wear quickly.
As front wheel drive systems became more popular, the shortcomings of universal joints in front axles became more and more apparent.
The Constant Velocity joint was designed and solved many of the problems that the universal joint experienced.They allowed a smooth transfer of power despite the wide range of angles through which they were bent.
The most common fault with a CV joint is a constant clicking noise mainly on full lock. Other symptoms may be a constant droning noise or vibration at certain speeds. All these faults are typical of a worn out CV joint and will require either a replacement CV joint or a new driveshaft fitted.
A common MOT failure is a split CV gaiter or it may have simply come off and just simply needs to be resecured.
We at Pentagon Motorist Centre in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle has a droning or clicking noise or is suffering with a constant vibration when driven at speeds, come to Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham. We can replace your old split CV gaiter or resecure the old one if not too badly damaged. We are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.
With two bays we are one of the largest testing stations in Medway. Use our booking request form to book your MOT and one of our team will get back to you to confirm.
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