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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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CV Boot Question.

First off, I've done some searching but I have a question that seems to be overlooked or not really answered.

My boots are torn, leaky but I am not having any noise, ticking or issues driving with the joints/axles. My question is, can I just replace the boots or do I "need" to replace other parts? I imagine once I get in there and inspect them I'll have a better understanding but at this point, it seems superficial and just a simple torn boot.

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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If you're not having any symptoms of worn out axles, I'd just remove the boots, clean out the joint, repack with grease, install new boots, enjoy a cold beer, done.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to my Xi. Both front boots ripped. No problems otherwise. Cleaned it all up, replaced boots, been problem free for two years now.
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