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Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion #4646169
01/25/18 04:54 PM
01/25/18 04:54 PM
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Illinois
tig1 Offline OP
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My normal OCI is 10K but I normally slide under the car at between 4-6K for an inspection. Last Sunday I did that and for the first time found a boot slinging grease. When I was younger I would do the job myself but not these days. I had a garage replace it(the axle) for me at a fair price. Passenger side.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646175
01/25/18 04:59 PM
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Had that happen on my '15 Cherokee. Also had it happen on my LR3. Also had it happen on my Liberty. The Liberty and LR3 were likely from a stick or something puncturing it off road.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646178
01/25/18 05:03 PM
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Illinois
tig1 Offline OP
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No idea what caused this but the car is 11 years old and has 220K. This is actually the first boot I have ever had to tear.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646179
01/25/18 05:05 PM
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They get pretty stiff with age, I bet it just cracked.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646182
01/25/18 05:10 PM
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tig1 Offline OP
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May have.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646188
01/25/18 05:24 PM
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I had a Taurus where I replaced the left axle 3 times. The right was OEM and lasted the life the car. Did you use OEM? I used a cheap chinese made one and I'm not sure if it was because the boot was a low quality or if the bad motor mounts on that side caused them to rip earlier.

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646204
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Did the recent cold snap affect your area? That may have caused it somehow.


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Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646221
01/25/18 06:08 PM
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You would think running the M1 would have prevented the problem grin


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Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646263
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What brand did you end up using?


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: CT8] #4646406
01/25/18 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
You would think running the M1 would have prevented the problem grin


He would have to apply it to boot for it to work. smile

I had a 93 Sentra and had 3 boots rip in the 100k miles I had it. Seemed to be part of the car design.


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Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646427
01/25/18 09:53 PM
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I did the same with my previous VW and it vibrated pretty bad at 2k RPMs, pretty common with aftermarket axles.

In the future I will only have the CV boots replaced. I asked my mechanic and it would have been about the same price.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: PimTac] #4646439
01/25/18 10:07 PM
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Illinois
tig1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Did the recent cold snap affect your area? That may have caused it somehow.


I wondered that myself. We had several days below 0F and several more under 10F.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: dlundblad] #4646442
01/25/18 10:09 PM
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tig1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
What brand did you end up using?


I have no idea, but the axle has a 3 year warranty, labor 1 year.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646462
01/25/18 10:26 PM
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Soonerville
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Agree on OEM. I replaced one on my son's car due to a collision with curb on ice (along with other suspension parts). Got a (Chinese) lifetime warranty Duralast halfshaft from AZ. Transaxle seal (which I had replaced, just because), seeped slightly afterwards. Most people (prob not here) would have let it be, as it wasn't really dripping but rather slowly oiling the underside of car. Over the following year I replaced that transaxle seal 3 times, all to no avail. Took it to a garage I know, just to have a warranty and be done with it. They, knowing me and also knowing the issues, wouldn't repair it, guessing there was internal trans bushing damage. I went as far as to put another low mileage transaxle in the car, only to no avail. Problem ended up being the Chinese AZ Duralast part was machined a fraction too small where it fit in stub shaft. Allowed just enough movement to not seal. Salvage yard GM halfshaft completely stopped seep. Good luck.

Re: Replaced axle on the 2007 Fusion [Re: tig1] #4646682
01/26/18 07:57 AM
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I have replaced boots and I have replaced half shafts .

Guess I never put enough miles on the car , afterwards , to have any further failures .

I have read , as long as the boot stays intact , keeps the grease in and dirt / mud / water out , the CV joint will last for a VERY long time .


Wyr
God bless
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