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Old 10-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Help! Is this cv boot rip?

What is this? And how much to fix??
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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...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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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Is it making noise? If so, it is Wasted. If it is quiet, then you may be OK doing what Peytonracer4 wrote.
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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?
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if this is the inner boot just hammer out the inner side of the axle and replace boot
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
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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
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If it is wasted what is the solution
you need a new axle if its making noises
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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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #9
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LOL, looks fine to me....

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

Looks like it's been coating your suspension with grease for a while now...
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$300 for the GKN Loebro axle


Change the wheel bearing while you are in there.
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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.
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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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