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busted front axle boot

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by turbothompson13, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    turbothompson13

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    i have a 08 pre runner and i just recently saw that i have a busted front axle boot. i was getting it inspected and the mechanic saw it during his inspection and he told me that the only way to fix it was to replace the entire axle. i would just like to know if anyone else has had this problem and if they know that you can just replace the boot or something cheaper because i have a feeling that the mechanic was probably trying to cheat me on that but i really dont know. if you do have to get the entire axle does anyone know where to get them for pretty cheap, but not used?
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Prerunners are 2wd arent they? They wouldnt have front axles?!
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    i is confused as well.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:39 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Umm pic???
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    did you tear the left side or the right side of the CV Boot? its alittle cheaper to fix the CV boot but requires alot for work to do. so they rather replace the axle instead. if you tore it for awhile now and dint know and kept on drivng it with without the grease lubbing it, i would recommend relacing the axle instead. cause you mght of did some damage to it. I went through the same thing.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    ^ this:confused:
    maybe he was talking about something that has to do with steering?
     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    No CV's on prerunners...:confused:
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Must be the steering rack boot he's talking about.

    But you wouldn't need to replace the axle for that.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    PRERUNNER???? Front axle??? :notsure:
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    i tore the passenger front, and it is the left one i suppose, the one that is closer to the engine. i found it quick and the axle is still alright as of now.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    okay, so i messed up by saying pre runner, i have a 4wd 4 cylinder and it is the axle boot, it is the side of the boot closest to the motor. front passenger side axle. the axle is still good but it probably isnt going to be for much longer because i live in west virginia and all the salt on the roads for ice is probably screwing up some stuff in my axle.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Yeah. I would rather fix the whole passanger axle. Its gonna be like maybe 50.00 more but i would rather go that way than just fixing the boot because later down the road if u do need to fix that axle its going to cost u again. So just make it easier on u and fix it right the first time.
     
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