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Old 05-27-2005, 12:39 PM
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Toyota question? (sorry)

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My 91 Camry's cv joint boot tore open and started making a metal to metal noise. We didnt drive it hardly at all and everything looks good so Im thinking of trying one of those boot covers. The kind you put over the old boot, regrease and clamp it down.
Anyone ever tried one of these before? Think these are worth a crap? HG
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Old 05-27-2005, 12:53 PM
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They seem to work okay for resealing it. But once the seal is initially broken, it allows all sorts of crap (rocks, dirt, etc) into that area. The new boot should protect it from further damange, but something might have gone bad in the initial tear.
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If it's making a metal to metal noise you need to replace it.
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Clean it as best you can first. Pressure washer, brak parts cleaners, degreaser, dish detergent....anything or everything.

Then fill it with grease and seal it up.

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Old 05-27-2005, 01:12 PM
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I think if you're getting the noise, don't even bother trying to re grease it, the damage is done. They're not hard to replace, just the center wheel nut on your axle end, take the brakes off and yank that bad boy out!

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Old 05-27-2005, 02:31 PM
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If you want to practice replace the boot only. If you want the problem fixed replace the axle shaft. Once they make noise the damage has been done.

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Old 05-27-2005, 04:02 PM
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Thanks guys.
Im a little light on cash but I may just replace it. Anyone have a website recomend for the axle replacement? Hg
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The price break comes at a complete rebuilt half shaft assembly, it makes it easy to change out and will likely take you the same amount of time to repair. Once the joint has been contaminated with dirt it won't last long.

Not cost effective to half-*** Gremmie, more trouble than it's worth...replace the assy. If your short of cash check out the junk yards for a good condition assy and swap it in.
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