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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject:  all this gunk needs to go! Reply with quote

Hey all what's your opinion of this leak/gunk build up.
I went to change my struts and found this there. So serious issue?..............














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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Inspect the inner boot on that CV axle. It is probably torn.

If the bearing races aren't worn you could probably get away with just cleaning the bearings, repacking them in grease, and replacing the boot...but seeing how they are relatively cheap and are a wear item, I usually just replace the whole axle when they go.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I agree with Frank

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I didn't notice the rip when I looked the first time but when I turned the wheel and looked harder I saw a tare. Just for anybody else that might have this issue it went bad at 105k don't no when the axle was replaced last (bought at 98k)
Would it be best for me not to drive till I replace it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Suggest you can keep driving it if you've committed to replacing the half-shaft. Likely have several weeks before the clunking on turns begins, indicating a definite point of no return.

If you're inclined to try to repair, suggest to do a whole boot replacement. I haven't had much luck with the split boots that need to be glued together in place. This would need to be done reasonably soon, although driving it for a couple of days shouldn't be a problem.

For me, a replacement half-shaft with a warranty is worth the extra pesos as compared to messing with that boot.

In short, this isn't an immediate come-apart situation. However, your decision on which way to go determines how fast you need to get there.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

With as nasty as it is in that area, it wouldn't surprise me if that axle seal was leaking also.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Zspot so if I replace the axle, the seal my be still leaking, or if I replace the axle will that cover that also. Zero exsperiance In axle work. So I guess I'm trying to ask is it included in the axle assembly
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The axle seal is a separate seal that is fitted into the transmission housing. So when you remove the axle to replace it, that's a perfect time to replace that seal.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ZSPOT wrote:
With as nasty as it is in that area, it wouldn't surprise me if that axle seal was leaking also.

^^^What he said! Since you'll have the axle out, I'd replace the seal as well. I'm also inclined to believe that seal is bad. Better safe than sorry!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So will this get the job done????

http://youtu.be/H97Vh6woJ68

In the description he says the passenger side is a little different well a little less space so does this guy no what he's talking about from the vid? Or will the plumbers pipe not a good ideal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So update

I went to a shop and showed them the greese after I cleaned it up and they told me it was dirt and oil down there and the axle was fine. (Then I showed the the boot. They didn't notice) but anyway they said the rack is leaking but wouldn't my power steering fluid be low. But after they didn't notice the leaking boot I didn't want them doing any work on it so I left. Haven't drove the car much since
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thats defiantly bearing grease. Id steer clear from that mechanic (pun intended)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
thats defiantly bearing grease. Id steer clear from that mechanic (pun intended)





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