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Old 04-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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I was doing my rotation at work today and I noticed all this green goopy slime looking substance all around the axle, but it was on the inner tir rod and on the side of the tranny too. I checked the other side and there was some there too. Not as much as the driver side but this is weird because I have never heard of or seen anything like this. I will post pics when I get home but has anyone ever seen anything like that behind there front wheels??
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Sounds like you may need a new axle.
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on both sides? does that mean the goopy stuff could possibly be lube comin from inside the exle boot or am I way off?
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That'* what it sounds like to me.
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on both sides? does that mean the goopy stuff could possibly be lube comin from inside the exle boot or am I way off?
That'* what it is! Check your boots and see if they are damaged. Sometimes they tear or slip off and the greases is allowed to spray out.
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I pulled on the boot and it seemed really snug. Actually I checked both sides. I guess it loosens up when I drive. Should I stop driving? Am I looking at a complicated process as far as changing the axles?
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Replacing the axle isn't too bad. I did mine last fall. It basically consists of pulling the strut/spring assembly, removing the wheel hub from the controll arm (you'll need a 33mm axle socket), and popping the halfshaft out. The only thing I really had trouble with was getting the axle out of the transmission. It won't come out if you just pull. The trick is to place a prybar between the transmission and back of the axel shaft and pop the shaft out with short, quick prying motions.
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