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Old 07-02-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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As I mentioned earlier, I have a ruptured cv boot on my 01 SSEI. Has anybody replaced one of these, and if so, what was the cost to do this? And, if I need the cv joint itself (hopefully not), how much is that going to cost to replace? Any help is appreciated on this and thanks for the patience with a new Bonnie owner
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Many have decided that due to the amount of work required to change out the boot, and even more for the joint itself, that it is more cost effective, and easier to replace the entire axle shaft. Autozone has them for $64 for the duralast, $204 for the Timken, $130 for the valucraft, and $110 for the dynapack, which is the only one they show as a regular stock item.
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If the boot ruptured or tore, and you know it happened in the last 5 minutes, you can do just the boot. If it happened more than 5 minutes ago, or you don't know when, replace the axle.
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I just noticed mine was leaking about a week or two ago. I was going to just do the boot but now you have me wondering. This car sure is ripin my wallet
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Tearing apart a joint is messy and time comsuming work,, thats why alot
of people including me buy a new axle shaft,,alot faster and easyer,plus
you'll get a warrenty on it.. and piece of mind...
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I just noticed mine was leaking about a week or two ago. I was going to just do the boot but now you have me wondering. This car sure is ripin my wallet
It'* not uncommon to find axle grease leaking around the seal. I found some on the SilverBullet last year. It was (I believe) from heat and pressure, and perhaps high axle rotation speeds (he'd just done back-to-back track days), but the boot was NOT TORN. Inspect it carefully from top and bottom. A little grease may not indicate a tear that needs attention.
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I just noticed mine was leaking about a week or two ago. I was going to just do the boot but now you have me wondering. This car sure is ripin my wallet
It'* not uncommon to find axle grease leaking around the seal. I found some on the SilverBullet last year. It was (I believe) from heat and pressure, and perhaps high axle rotation speeds (he'd just done back-to-back track days), but the boot was NOT TORN. Inspect it carefully from top and bottom. A little grease may not indicate a tear that needs attention.
There is alot of grease everywhere but no tear after thinking about it I think that my leak is from excessive vibration(and probably heat) from my warped brake rotor. I had my friend help me inspect very carefully and he agreed that there is no tear. Should I go about trying to replace some of the grease or is it best left alone? I have lost quite a bit of grease, if I scraped it off of everything I'd probably have almost a quarter cup.

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SanJaun, we're on the golden topic. Send a PM to 2000SilverBullet and point him to this topic. I don't recall what his fix, if any, was.
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Yes I believe it was the heat combined with high torque transmitted thru high driveshaft angles that caused most if not all of the grease to spray out but no visible damage could be seen on the boot.

The car was still under warranty, so the dealer covered it.
The biggest part of the job was removing the axle. He simply replaced the Boot. It'* a kit from GM that includes a tube of special lube. He did have a special tool for crimping on the boot retaining ring.
We disassembled the unit and there was virtually no wear on the bearings. This was after driving home 600 + miles
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