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Cracked CV boot, FL, how much?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Armyballer, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Well, my Toy has a cracked CV boot on the front left. It had to have happened in the last few days. I cleaned off all the grease on the boot and applied some superrubber to it. I think it sealed it but I know this is a short term fix.

    Any idea what this is going to cost me to be fixed? It's an 05 so it's no longer under warranty. My guess is about $200.00 as long as nothing else has to be replaced.

    Might I need a new front end allignmnet after it's done?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    buy a cv and the required size socket...it shouldnt be terribly hard to change it
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Hmm.....I'll look into that. Not sure I'm "qualified" for this. I can take an M240b apart and back together wearing a blind fold but when it comes to working on cars I can go about as far as changing a flat and oil.
     
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    i changed mine with no prior experience and an internet writeup
     
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    Still looking for a cost estimate. also, if I'm gonna replace 1 should I just go ahead and replace both?
     
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    You only need to replace the one, you wont need an alignment when its done
     
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    i have no idea how much a new cv would cost...i always buy used ones since they seem to be plentiful around other sites...plus i have a 1st gen...so i can find them for like $50 a pop...

    x2 on not needing an alignment
     
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    I've found the Toy CV boot kit for like 25.00 on line. So I'm thinking it shold cost me around $125.00 total if I pay someone to do it.
     
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    to replace a boot usually costs from 1.5hrs labor to 2 per axle, depends on how much the labor rate is it should be under 200
     
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    i always keep at least 1 spare in the truck just because...and i have another at the house that needs a boot replaced...i had a 3rd spare but gave it away to will so he could use it as a spare...plus with will i know if someone in our group needs one...either one of us would share it

    its not as easy to find the cheap ones as often for 2nd gens...but there is forever someone on a ttora board cutting off all their ifs stuff for a sac...and the cv usually goes for $50-$100 depending on whos selling it...

    for the 3 ive bought i think ive spent under $200 with shipping

    if you wheel at all a spare cv axle should be a must have spare part in the truck somewhere...plus the tools necessary to change it

    theyre a bit labor intensive to change, but not hard...just a lot of undoing to get to it...and then redoing to get it buttoned back up...

    on a 1st gen...you have to remove the tire...then undo the hub assembly from the axle...then pry the cv out...if you have manual hubs you'll have to take the lock switch off the hub first...
     
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