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Unread 08-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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what happens if I drive with broken cv joint for a week?

I have 2001 Jeep i6 Cherokee and the cv joint went bad when I was coming back home. It is Saturday and I have to drive it for a week until I take it to my mechanic. It happened when I was trying to use my 4wd part time at the store parking. Is it bad to drive it for a week? Can I make my turns on an accelareted speed?

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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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On the axle or driveshaft?
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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I am not sure. It was dark and I turned the the wheel one direction and saw it was thorn. How can I tell?
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #4
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Drive it easy and be careful. I've seen people drive on much worse.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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If its just a torn boot, you're fine. I drove mine like that for at least two years before I broke down and replaced the axle shafts.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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If its just a torn boot, you're fine. I drove mine like that for at least two years before I broke down and replaced the axle shafts.
X2 on this I drove with my drivers side boot ripped for over a year.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #7
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If its on the drive shaft just take it off. How do you know it went bad? Does it make any noise?
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #8
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Yes, it actually started when I turned the stearing wheel for parking. I thought I was running on a rock or something. It was not turning well. I had to back up and got another angle to park.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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Nobody asked why the heck he was in part-time pulling into a parking stall?????????
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:32 AM   #10
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Nope.


Maybe he has twin sticks and put the handbrake on for tighter turning...


But what would a noob be doing with such a modded GC?
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:38 AM   #11
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Well technically speaking he was off roading haha
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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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In all seriousness though you didn't blow a cv joint the transfer case was binding up. You don't need 4wd to park.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Thank you for all the answers but, the question was if I could drive for a week with that bad cv joint. The reason I was on 4wd part time was just testing the car since I bought this nice jeep recently.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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Thank you for all the answers but, the question was if I could drive for a week with that bad cv joint. The reason I was on 4wd part time was just testing the car since I bought this nice jeep recently.
Yes you can. For future reference DO NOT USE 4X PART TIME FOR STREET! You will bind the transfer case and actually break a cv or the case itself. Then you'll really be up poop creek. Your ? was answered in the first 5 posts.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #15
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The first question you should ask yourself is do you know how long the boot has been broken?
Second is do you know for sure the CV-joint is the cause of your noise?
It is possible that it will be OK for a week yes, but with out knowing how long its been broken it's just as likely that it could bind up or lock up.

The main concern the rest of us are trying to tell you is.
Never run your jeep in 4x4 part time when on dry pavement or concrete while turning.
This will put a very harsh load on your transfer case and could even damage it.
If you must run use 4x4 on on the road or parking lot it would be much better to run in full time 4x4.

Read your owners manual to get a better explanation.
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