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Old 12-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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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
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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epoxy? new boot?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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Believe it or not I did that on dads minivan but it only lasted 5k miles before we had to buy a new axle
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new boot will require a good amount of disassembly, or new axle
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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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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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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how do you fix a torn boot...?
you replace it. that's it. anything less will have consequences
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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
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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.
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