I joined because I have moderate car knowledge and it seems that I don't get all the answers I need from my mechanic. I love my VW GTI and when I get rid of this one, I will probably buy another! I would like to know the average life of outer CV joints (miles). Does anyone know?
You originally posted in the Introduce Yourself forum and didn't take note of the bold red text heading up the title of the forum...so I moved it for you...
If the boots remain intact, most cars CV joints will last 100K miles, +- If the boot gets ripped or torn - very short period of time.
thank you! I had the right drive axle replaced 30k miles ago, and the joints repacked with grease without removal 10k miles ago, and I am hearing the clicking on the right which means I need to redo the right outer cv joint again. This seems far too frequent. I really don't do any crazy four-wheeling over rutted roads or drive thru shrubberies, so I am not sure if it is me causing this damage or something else. Any suggestions?