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Old 02-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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I can't see the pics posted in this thread http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=72624

..... but I noticed last week there appears to be grease slung around on my passenger-side front. This is definitely grease as opposed to NY Winter Weather Road Grime.

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Is this similar to what is being discussed in the other thread? Should I be heading to a garage?
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Inspect your inner (and especially) outer CV boots on the axle for that side. See if there'* a rip or tear.
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it is most likely the outer CV boot, my inner one went on this car and i did not get ther, but on my Old car the outer one went and i had the same thing as tracy :(
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FYI, this will mean a CV Joint (Axle) replacement. Once the boot is torn, it'* all over. Only a matter of time before the joint fails.
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umm not all the time wren

My 88 Celebrity had one go well two. and one my dad had the car still and he replaced just the boot, and then at 200K the outer one went on me and i drive that car for another 48K miles and it still did not go

also at 160 on my bonnie my inner one went, i replaced the boot and its will fine.

im at 183K now
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Look at the slime, badnit.

All that crap is in the bearings. It is general practice in all automotive technical circles to replace the axle when a boot tears.

Please be very careful with your advice. Just because your old car was a different case doesn't mean it'* best practice.
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This topic is a different case. I discovered SilverBullet'* leak. It was at the clamp. Tracy'* is more like a torn boot. Not a leaky seal:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=72624

The cost of the axle is minimal in comparison to the labor involved and possibly having to do it twice.
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While the boot can be replaced for about $25-$35 and a lot of greasy nastiness, even if the boot just tore, I'd suggest a new axle for $50-$60
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yea i know, i just dont want to scare Tracy say that Its going to go and you have to do it Now.

But yes, they arnt that much money, i know for mine they are around $80-100.

and i just checked on Advance Auto'* page.


Cardone CV Drive Axle: New
CV Half-Shaft Assembly: New Cardone Select; Front; Right
$100
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Even a $200 axle is far better insurance in only having to do it once, as opposed trying to re-boot first, then pulling the axle a second time for replacement.

This is why we (and many other professionals) suggest the axle first.

Tracy, you're ok to drive for a bit, but get it taken care of soon.
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