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#4626561 - 01/07/18 02:22 AM Should I replace this boot?
Xeno Offline


Registered: 11/03/08
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Loc: California


Original inner boot, 11+ years old.
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#4626578 - 01/07/18 03:30 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Why not. May as well.
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#4626591 - 01/07/18 05:02 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Looks like it's getting ready to split. The question is, reboot now or change out the halfshaft later.
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#4626612 - 01/07/18 06:26 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
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Registered: 11/22/13
Posts: 60
Loc: York, Pa
I had one that looked like yours, it ripped, made a huge mess with spewed grease, and killed the half shaft. Replace all the boots if they look the same as the picture. This boot is on borrowed time.
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#4626619 - 01/07/18 07:00 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Can you actually get replacement boot for this shaft?
Does the shaft need to be removed in order to install the boot or does it have a clam shell style boot?
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#4626656 - 01/07/18 08:04 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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Loc: Upstate NY
If you are going to pay a shop, it's probably better to have them replace half shaft.
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#4626669 - 01/07/18 08:16 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1761
Loc: SD
How do you use the vehicle? If you travel long distances, I'd replace the boot or shaft. If you stick close to home with it, it could be a lower priority and keep an eye on it.
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#4626741 - 01/07/18 10:01 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11012
Loc: Idaho
Replace all of them, Relube etc.
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#4626782 - 01/07/18 10:53 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 6230
Loc: MI
Do the split boot kits work??

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#4626788 - 01/07/18 10:58 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: doitmyself]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Originally Posted By: Donald
If you are going to pay a shop, it's probably better to have them replace half shaft.


^^^Exactly!

Originally Posted By: doitmyself
Do the split boot kits work??


I've seen this video several times in the past and I can't find a single part# for any vehicle that I've owned during that time that I was shopping. A real shame as I'd love to use this product. Are they even in business any longer?


Edited by Char Baby (01/07/18 11:00 AM)
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#4626793 - 01/07/18 11:02 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Lubener]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Originally Posted By: Lubener
Looks like it's getting ready to split. The question is, reboot now or change out the halfshaft later.


approved

And if the inner boot is that bad, the outer boot is probably much worse, since the outer joint does a lot more movement. You may be better off just buying a reman axle

Raxles is the best brand to get if they make one for your car. Otherwise, get a reman at your favorite parts store with the lifetime warranty

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#4626814 - 01/07/18 11:24 AM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: doitmyself]
Lolvoguy Offline


Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 2350
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: doitmyself
Do the split boot kits work??


Has been on sale since the late 90's and is complete garbage.
Unless you only need a temp fix until you sell the vehicle.

Also, you notice how the "quick boot" has far fewer pleats in it?
That's another great way to shorten it's lifespan.
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#4626898 - 01/07/18 12:16 PM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
NibbanaBanana Offline


Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 292
Loc: New England
Looks okay to me. It's not leaking? Prolly has another 25K miles left at least. OEM boots last a good long time. Drive it.
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#4626975 - 01/07/18 01:47 PM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2233
Loc: The Northeast
Don't know what car that is but I'd regrease and install a new boot since you're not losing grease yet. Once that happens, debris gets in and compromises the joint. Aftermarket axles are a [censored] shoot quality-wise so I'm a proponent of saving the OE unit, if possible.


Edited by mclasser (01/07/18 01:48 PM)
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#4626978 - 01/07/18 01:49 PM Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8758
Loc: Phoenix
Let it go until it splits and replace the halfshaft at that time.
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