Combined with the lack of lubrication from not enough grease, the joint will eventually tear itself apart. If your axles are failing, youll still technically be able to drive your car. Once broken completely, your car wont move, and if they break while youre driving, it could cause a serious accident.
Additionally, can a bad CV axle damage transmission? yes a bad axle can cause your transmission to go bad. it can cause transmission leaks due to a damaged seal if you grab the axle closest to the inner joint near the transmission and you can move it up and down that is a sign the differential in the transmission is worn.
Herein, how do you know if your CV axle is bad?
How to Tell if You Have a Bad CV Axle or Half ShaftClicking sound when turning: The most common symptom of a bad CV axle is a clicking noise when turning. Clunking sound on acceleration or deceleration: When the inner CV joint begins to fail, you may experience a clunking sound when accelerating or quickly letting off the throttle to prepare for braking.
How long can you drive with a broken 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.