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Old 05-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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anyone ever have a broken axle seal or boot and it sprayed greenish grease all over the inner frame rails and on the rack?
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Moving to 00-05
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Yes, it just happen to me about a month ago. Most would say that depending on how long the boot has been torn the best bet would be to go ahead and replace the halfshaft. However, if it is pretty recent and you don't hear any clicking-type sounds then I guess you could get away with just getting a new boot. Did you have a more specific concern?
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no that was about it and im sure it was recent so ill try replacing the boot first.thanx.
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yup.

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Unless you get a split boot which can be a bit of a pain to work with, be prepared to take the CV joint apart to replace the boot. Most find for a good long term, reasonable solution, just replace the shaft.
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ya thats exactly what it looks like, unfortunatly.
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would this possibly be a result of my right foot?! im afraid to make more power now that this happened in just a stock form.
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its happened to me..




it has nothing to do with the power you make
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