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Old 05-02-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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I found a small hole in my inside boot Sunday. Grease went everywhere. I got a split boot kit and went to fix it a couple hours ago. I did NOT know there was another rubber piece under the stock boot, and when I cut open the bad boot, I cut through this piece. Anyone know the piece I'm talking about?

Well, the other problem is the split boot they gave me at the store is too small! According to the PN it should fit the car (and hundreds more...riiight), but I could clearly see it is smaller than the stock boot. Now I have an exposed friggin joint and no boot.

Anyone who has experience with the inner boots/ axles, etc. that can help me out? Should I just replace the axle? I've never done it before, and I can't drive my car now to a shop to get it done anyway.

This is another option...http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...tnumber=614632
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The part I cut through on acident is #5 in the diagram below. It actually goes around the housing (inner) and fits the 'wavy' shape of it. The boot goes on top of that rubber piece. Anyone know the PN, name if this piece? I'm screwed until I can get it.

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Tripod Bushing

R/L 26021465

GM PART # 26021465
CATEGORY: All
PACK QTY: 1 CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $15.29
OUR PRICE: $9.05
DESCRIPTION: BUSHING

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EDITED: pic is working.

Thanks Don, that was quick! I hope a dealer has one in stock, I can't afford to wait for GMPD'* shipping.
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Unfortunatley I will have to take the axle off to put the new tripod bushing on. I might as well do the new axle shaft

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Unfortunatley I will have to take the axle off to put the new tripod bushing on. I might as well do the new axle shaft

You might just as well so you can get a lifetime warranty

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Unfortunatley I will have to take the axle off to put the new tripod bushing on. I might as well do the new axle shaft

You might just as well so you can get a lifetime warranty
Any experience with them? Fairly easy to do?

Can I get a new axle shaft with two new boots for $120?
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Unfortunatley I will have to take the axle off to put the new tripod bushing on. I might as well do the new axle shaft

You might just as well so you can get a lifetime warranty
Any experience with them? Fairly easy to do?

Can I get a new axle shaft with two new boots for $120?
Check with autozone and or advance auto parts... Should be about that or less... Call them but make sure you tell them it has ABS...

Replacing it depends on weather or not the car has seen a lot of salt... It may be a PITA to get the splines out of the Spindle/Knuckle... You may even have to pull the cotter key from the ball joint and remove the castle nut and then drop the Lower control arm to remove the axle shaft.... The shaft that goes into the trans has a clip that will give you a bit of a fight generally...

What side did this happen on? Drivers or Passenger?

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If you pull the shaft you may as well just change the boot that way. Moog make a blue super boot that will last and last. Inner is easy to change.
Big box part stores don't have them. you have to check with smaller specialty stores.
Last outer boot I bought was $13. Split boots are not worth the package they put them in.
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Unfortunatley I will have to take the axle off to put the new tripod bushing on. I might as well do the new axle shaft

You might just as well so you can get a lifetime warranty
Any experience with them? Fairly easy to do?

Can I get a new axle shaft with two new boots for $120?
Check with autozone and or advance auto parts... Should be about that or less... Call them but make sure you tell them it has ABS...

Replacing it depends on weather or not the car has seen a lot of salt... It may be a PITA to get the splines out of the Spindle/Knuckle... You may even have to pull the cotter key from the ball joint and remove the castle nut and then drop the Lower control arm to remove the axle shaft.... The shaft that goes into the trans has a clip that will give you a bit of a fight generally...

What side did this happen on? Drivers or Passenger?
It'* the driver'* side. I guess they have rebuilt ones at Advance for $40 with a core. I will be going to Boost'* Friday to fix it. For that 30 minutes I'll be driving with no boot. It'* a car so it has seen salt.

What'* different with ABS? (just so I know)
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