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Should I replace this boot? #4626561
01/07/18 03:22 AM
01/07/18 03:22 AM
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California
Xeno Offline OP
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Original inner boot, 11+ years old.


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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626578
01/07/18 04:30 AM
01/07/18 04:30 AM
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MTL, CANADA
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Why not. May as well.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626591
01/07/18 06:02 AM
01/07/18 06:02 AM
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N.Ohio
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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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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626612
01/07/18 07:26 AM
01/07/18 07:26 AM
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York, Pa
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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.


2001 Subaru Forester S
Replaced with a 2006 Forester

2004 Subaru Forester XT
Death by deer. Replaced with 2003 Impreza Outback Sport (beater)
Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626619
01/07/18 08:00 AM
01/07/18 08:00 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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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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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626656
01/07/18 09:04 AM
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Upstate NY
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If you are going to pay a shop, it's probably better to have them replace half shaft.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626669
01/07/18 09:16 AM
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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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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626741
01/07/18 11:01 AM
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Replace all of them, Relube etc.


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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626782
01/07/18 11:53 AM
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MI
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Do the split boot kits work??

Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: doitmyself] #4626788
01/07/18 11:58 AM
01/07/18 11:58 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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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?

Last edited by Char Baby; 01/07/18 12:00 PM.

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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Lubener] #4626793
01/07/18 12:02 PM
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USA
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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

Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: doitmyself] #4626814
01/07/18 12:24 PM
01/07/18 12:24 PM
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Canada
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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.


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626898
01/07/18 01:16 PM
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New England
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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.


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626975
01/07/18 02:47 PM
01/07/18 02:47 PM
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The Northeast
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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.

Last edited by mclasser; 01/07/18 02:48 PM.

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Re: Should I replace this boot? [Re: Xeno] #4626978
01/07/18 02:49 PM
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Phoenix
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Let it go until it splits and replace the halfshaft at that time.


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