Mercedes CV Boot---These Boots are made for the Drivetrain
Category : Automotive | 1164 views | 2007-05-05 05:35:04
In order to protect that rather volatile CV (constant velocity) joint of the Mercedes Benz, a tough rubber masking is devised in the form of a CV Boot. Found at the CV axle of the car, the CV Boot is part and parcel of the shaft assemblies utilized in front-wheel and rear-wheel drive vehicles.
The Mercedes CV boot is a rubber contraption to protect the CV joint, inside out. Part of its function is to dissipate water, road salt, and other hazardous elements that may hamper and potentially damage the performance of the CV joint. This extends form the drivetrain to the suspension of the Mercedes Benz.
While the inner CV joint is responsible for streamlining the suspension and ride height, the outer joint regulates an even faster torque. Thus, as the boot is ripped apart or cracked, the lubricant inside could potentially fuse with the dirt, aggravating the worsening state of the joint. This can be detected through the clicking sound as the wheels turn and a shudder during acceleration and deceleration. Thus, steering and suspension is being hampered.
It is therefore important to have a tough Mercedes CV boot to maintain that great handling of the Benz. Such durability will protect the insides of the CV joint. As it enables for added torque and better suspension, the CV joint is safeguarded by the CV boot, well-oiled and sync with the continuing drivetrain and suspension of the car.
Lubrication is the bottom line when it comes to the discussion on CV joints. Make it point to attend to its state. Replacing the Mercedes CV boot saves a considerable amount of investment as having the CV joint changed costs much more. With the CV joint protected via the CV boot, the shaft assembly retains its efficiency. And with a tip-top condition of a shaft assembly entails great handling, drivetrain and suspension.
Dwyane Thomas is a part time cook and full-time auto-enthusiast. This 31-year old Civil and Environmental graduate is a consultant at one of the engineering firms in Pennsylvania.