CV boot fix on 5kcstq

barry at barry at
Thu Jul 21 12:15:01 EDT 2005

Well, the replacement axle is costing me about 67 bucks.  Not really a lot of 
extra money in my estimation, and I have never, ever heard of anyone getting a 
bad rebuilt CV for any kind of car ever.  Not that it doesn't happen, but I 
think it must only happen rarely.  This is just preventative maintenance on my 
high-mileage daily driver- the original axle has about 180,000 miles on it and 
I don't know how long the bearings have been exposed to the elements.  Looks 
pretty dirty under there, that's all I know.  I'll feel better replacing the 
whole unit.

Simplifying operations like this where possible is good too.  I've got any of a 
number of other gremlins to exorcise from this car, and I'd just as soon spend 
the extra 47 bucks and be done with it, and on to fixing the next problem in my 
all-too-short weekends...


Quoting Keith Lawyer <LawyerKG at>:

> The boot kits are $20 and come w grease, c-clip and boot clamps (use a $2
> Harbor Freight snipper to close the clamps) unless time is VERY
> important - and I recognize it is to a lot of us, fair enough - I've always
> felt rebuilding the joint yourself is economical, and I like economical
> Keith L
> aka "cheap"
> >>> Richard J Lebens <rick-l at> 7/21/2005 9:29:47 AM >>>
>  then what are you
> > getting
> > that is any better than the core you're sending back?
> There is also the chance what you get back is worse than what you sent in.
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