CV Joint Cage

July 14, 2011

Applied to the CV joint, CV Joint Cage props and enables smooth rotation of the ball bearings. The CV joint cage is spherical but with ends open, and typically has six openings around the perimeter.

CV Joint Cage

CV Joint Cage

CV Joint cage is a key components of CV Joint, as it is easily breakable. CV joint cage is usually made of alloys with high intensity and carburized heat treated to enhance the durability.

CV Boot

March 21, 2011

The rubber part of the driveshaft assembly / CV Axle is known as the CV boot, which is secured with stainless steel clamps. We call it cv boot clamp. The purpose of CV boot is to protect the internal components of the CV joint by retaining the lubricant, and also acting as a dust shied.

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March 20, 2011

Suspension is the system of components, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to the wheels and tyres.

Suspension refers to the system of components in a vehicle that connects the wheels to the chassis and provides a smooth, comfortable ride while also maintaining the vehicle’s stability and handling characteristics . The suspension system is responsible for absorbing the impact of bumps and uneven road surfaces, while also maintaining the tire’s contact with the road.

The suspension system typically includes several components , such as springs, shock absorbers, struts

  • The springs in the suspension system absorb the shock and provide a cushioning effect to the vehicle’s wheels. There are different types of springs used in suspension systems, including coil springs, leaf springs, and air springs.
  • The shock absorbers or dampers in the suspension system work together with the springs to control the bouncing of the vehicle and to maintain its stability. Shock absorbers convert the energy of the spring’s movement into heat, which is dissipated into the atmosphere.
  • Struts are a type of suspension component that combines the functions of the shock absorber and the spring. They are used in many modern suspension systems and offer several advantages over traditional shock absorber and spring setups, including better handling and improved ride comfort.
  • Control arms are used to connect the suspension system to the chassis and to control the motion of the wheels. They are typically made of strong, lightweight materials such as aluminum or steel.
  • Ball joints are used to allow the wheels to move in different directions while still remaining attached to the suspension system. They are typically used in conjunction with the control arms and are important for maintaining the stability and handling of the vehicle.
  • Stabilizer bars, also known as sway bars, are used to reduce body roll and improve handling. They connect the suspension system of each wheel to the opposite side of the vehicle and transfer forces between the wheels, helping to keep the vehicle stable during cornering.

In summary, the suspension system is a complex system of components that work together to provide a smooth, comfortable ride while also maintaining the vehicle’s stability and handling characteristics .

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CV Joint (constant velocity joint)

April 5, 2023

A constant velocity (CV) joint is a type of mechanical joint used to connect the drive shaft of a vehicle to its wheels. The purpose of the CV joint is to transmit torque from the engine to the wheels while allowing the wheels to move up and down and steer from side to side.

The CV joint is designed to provide a constant velocity of rotation, regardless of the angle at which the drive shaft is operating. This is important because the angle of the drive shaft changes as the suspension of the vehicle moves up and down, and as the wheels turn left and right during steering.

There are two main types of CV joints used in vehicles: ball-type and tripod-type. The ball-type CV joint consists of a spherical housing with a set of bearings inside that allow the joint to move in multiple directions. The tripod-type CV joint has three prongs that fit into slots on the joint housing, allowing the joint to move up and down and side to side.

CV joints are subjected to a lot of stress and wear over time and may need to be replaced if they become damaged or worn out. Symptoms of a damaged or worn CV joint can include clicking or popping sounds when turning, vibration during acceleration, and grease leaking from the joint. Regular maintenance of the CV joint, such as checking and replacing the grease, can help prolong its life.

Symptoms of a bad inner CV Joint (2006 Focus)

October 7, 2017

In this video we show you the symptoms of a bad inner CV joint on a 2006 Focus. Feel free to ask questions, comment and subscribe.

How To Replace CV Boots – by EricTheCarGuy

October 7, 2017

This one is a request from more than one person so I’m happy to bring it to you. As I said in the video I personally don’t see much point of replacing just the CV boots anymore as it just makes more sense to replace the axle, that’s just how I feel however. If you do want to replace the boots I hope this video will help.

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How To Rebuild a Constant Velocity (CV or Birfield) Joint

October 7, 2017

This video shows how to disassemble, inspect and reassemble a Constant Velocity (CV or Birfield) Joint. If we can ever assist you in any of your off-road needs log on to or call us at 801-805-6644.

How a CV Axle Works

October 7, 2017

(by speedkar99)

Here’s how a CV Axle works to turn your car’s wheels. The constant velocity axle links the rotational motion of the transmission to the hub and thus turns the car’s wheels. Generally, CV axles are used on the front of FWD or AWD cars on vehicles with independent suspension.

The main advantage of the CV axle is that it allows for a very high degree of articulation, while still rotating its input and output shafts at the same speed. This is ideal for the front wheels which move up and down with the suspension, and turn sideways to steer.

The inner CV joint consists of a sliding tripod housing, that allows the axle to extend or contract. Inside, a carrier with needle bearings holds 3 rollers that allow for a small degree of swing.

The carrier looks like a fidget spinner. The outer CV joint does not telescope, however it has a very large degree of articulation, which is needed near the steering axis. It consists of an inner bearing race, a carrier, and the outer race or housing. the bearings are allowed to pivot about the central axis, but cannot rotate – allowing for constant rotation to be transferred from the input to output. Rubber boots cover each CV joint and are typically packed with grease.

Interestingly, the grease types appear different for each joint. Boot failure is the major cause of worn CV axles, once dirt enters the system and causes excessive wear. This axle was disassembled from a 2001 Toyota Corolla and opened up to see what’s inside and how it works.

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