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Russian172 12-04-2012 12:27 PM

How do I fix a torn boot
 
So as I was installing my axles the side by the diff got a little torn when I was reinstalling them and I'm wondering what options I've got instead of taking it back out

Russian172 12-04-2012 07:20 PM

Anyone

trippmann 12-04-2012 08:24 PM

epoxy? new boot?

Russian172 12-05-2012 10:27 AM

Thanks any other methods I can try

trippmann 12-05-2012 06:36 PM

duct tape.

Russian172 12-05-2012 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trippmann (Post 14954927)
duct tape.

Believe it or not I did that on dads minivan but it only lasted 5k miles before we had to buy a new axle

dreamdrivedrift 12-05-2012 10:21 PM

new boot will require a good amount of disassembly, or new axle

pawelgawel 12-05-2012 10:45 PM

one of the tarp seal sheets. I don't know what's it called, but its used in construction to seal off any areas that might be subjected to moisture. it has a plastic lining on one side and very sticky rubber on the other side. its very thin and extremely durable. My parents jetta has a torn boot all the way around. I glued the sheet all the way around and around the edges.. it does an incredible job... 10k now and no issues.
Its blue or red plastic lining on one side. building material store like Lowes will have this.. its cheap and a quick fix.

Again.. this stuff is extremely sticky and durable.

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Russian172 12-06-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pawelgawel (Post 14955546)
one of the tarp seal sheets. I don't know what's it called, but its used in construction to seal off any areas that might be subjected to moisture. it has a plastic lining on one side and very sticky rubber on the other side. its very thin and extremely durable. My parents jetta has a torn boot all the way around. I glued the sheet all the way around and around the edges.. it does an incredible job... 10k now and no issues.
Its blue or red plastic lining on one side. building material store like Lowes will have this.. its cheap and a quick fix.

Again.. this stuff is extremely sticky and durable.

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Please find the name of this I need it

peytonracer4 12-06-2012 02:57 AM

how do you fix a torn boot...?
you replace it. that's it. anything less will have consequences

Russian172 12-06-2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 (Post 14955941)
how do you fix a torn boot...?
you replace it. that's it. anything less will have consequences

Yeah I would to anything but this is a axle meaning I have to take out all the inetrnals and metal balls and the clip
If only I could patch it I'd be set

peytonracer4 12-06-2012 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Russian172 (Post 14956562)
Yeah I would to anything but this is a axle meaning I have to take out all the inetrnals and metal balls and the clip
If only I could patch it I'd be set

I hear ya. It totally sucks but it's better to do it right now than to have to mess with it later.

Mflara20 12-06-2012 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trippmann (Post 14954927)
duct tape.

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