After a severe pothole, I bent very slightly my front right rim right before a road trip. As the effect wasn't noticeable, I went on my road trip.

I noticed the clamp on my CV boot had gone loose on the side which points the wheels itself.

I am just wondering is it, in theory, possible that the bent rim is causing too much vibration and therefore loosening the clamp or was that just a result of a bad repair job (a couple of weeks ago I had the boot replaced after I ran over a shoe which tore it open)?

P.S. I'll fix the bent rim this week most likely.

  • The bent rim was not likely to be the cause of the cv clamp being loose. But you need to get this sorted properly. – Solar Mike Sep 30 '18 at 19:28
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    Thanks for the reply! The shop took responsibility and fixed it for me at no cost on the same day I reported it. They're my go-to guys and I accept a mistake sometimes happen and they dealt with it properly. It has been fixed for around a week with no issues but I had been second doubting the bent rim as a possible cause. – Tisho Sep 30 '18 at 19:33
  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Sep 30 '18 at 20:18

A bent rim, even one severe enough to cause vibration, will not loosen a CV clamp that is already subject to constant vibration.

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