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Asher454 10-04-2012 11:55 PM

Help! Is this cv boot rip?
 
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What is this? And how much to fix??

peytonracer4 10-05-2012 01:23 AM

...yeah. it's ripped.
depends on if the u joint is bad or not.
you need to remove the axle. remove the boot. clean the crap out of the joint with brake cleaner and whatever else. absolutely no grime in it. then grease the crap out of it.
then replace the boot.
if you DIY it should've be very expensive at all. just time consuming.

MJLavelle 10-05-2012 01:53 AM

Is it making noise? If so, it is Wasted. If it is quiet, then you may be OK doing what Peytonracer4 wrote.

Asher454 10-05-2012 02:54 AM

The noise is like a rubbing as if it were rotors, but when I turn the car around 40-50 MPH it makes a slight vibrating noise. :-(, Any estimate as to how much it will be at a indy shop?

Steven747 10-05-2012 10:53 AM

if this is the inner boot just hammer out the inner side of the axle and replace boot

Asher454 10-05-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MJLavelle (Post 14789748)
Is it making noise? If so, it is Wasted. If it is quiet, then you may be OK doing what Peytonracer4 wrote.

If it is wasted what is the solution

Steven747 10-05-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Asher454 (Post 14790865)
If it is wasted what is the solution

you need a new axle if its making noises

peytonracer4 10-05-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven747 (Post 14791009)
you need a new axle if its making noises

This.
Lift up your car and move the wheel forwards and backwards. There should be zero play in the joint.

boostedisbetter 10-05-2012 02:25 PM

LOL, looks fine to me.... :rofl:

But seriously, yaaaaa, I'd say that's ripped lol

Looks like it's been coating your suspension with grease for a while now...

teamdfl 10-05-2012 02:46 PM

$300 for the GKN Loebro axle


Change the wheel bearing while you are in there.

Asher454 10-05-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven747 (Post 14791009)
you need a new axle if its making noises

Any noise at all? The only noise is slight vibrations, when I turn slightly, I think it's because most of the grease is out of it. and hardly much noise at all. The Indy shop I went to said I need new axles, if It's clicking when I turn and that isn't happening, he told me 225 for the cv boot, which is the outer one, and 385 for the axle.

MJLavelle 10-05-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Asher454 (Post 14791646)
Any noise at all? The only noise is slight vibrations, when I turn slightly, I think it's because most of the grease is out of it. and hardly much noise at all. The Indy shop I went to said I need new axles, if It's clicking when I turn and that isn't happening, he told me 225 for the cv boot, which is the outer one, and 385 for the axle.

Get the axle, and be done with it. Usually, once a CV boot leaks out the grease, the joint is damaged quite guickly. That is why they have a boot full of grease on them in the first place. Even if you get a new boot, the damage is probably already done. For the price difference, I would get a new (or rebuilt) one. Any chance you could do it yourself? It would save a lot of money...


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