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Old 04-08-2008, 02:06 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Wreckless View Post
so short of getting under the car what are the signs to look for when the cv boot actually rips? grease leaking on the floor? weird noise? I've got a warranty that will be up in a few thousand miles and they don't want to replace the boots now because they are not "failed" one is just pinched.....
If you hear noise, it's too late; you've damaged your joints. You need to visually inspect the boot; if you catch it early enough you will just see some grease between the ribs on the boot, if you wait a little longer you will indeed see grease splattered inside the wheel and inside the wheel well (as well as on your strut, and possibly on your frame if it's the inner boot).
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