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cv axle leaking. not from boot

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rab89, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Jul 4, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    rab89

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    I'll get pics tomorrow, the just of it is, I recently had my ome 882's put on and new front diff fluid, now about 2 weeks later my cv axle is leaking oil from where the boot meets the axle shaft.

    Is this something I can fix without getting a new cv axle?

    just to be clear, this is not a torn boot.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Possibly. I used to put RTV sealer around the inside edge of the boots when replacing them on other vehicles. Sort of as insurance that they would only leak if the boot got torn. Although this would require removing the axle and re-clamping the boot. But still cheaper than a new axle.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    I had the same thing happen and I had the clamp on the boot tightened. But that was just temperary...
     
  4. Jul 4, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    thats a good idea! then I can do the mod for saving the boots at the same time.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    ok so I did some research today on the truck, i found for whatever reason the clip is just really loose, but a lot of grease has come out, so I'm going to have to re-grease it of course... what kinda of grease do I get? i was surprised at how thin the oil/ grease is that came out. it's not much thicker than engine oil, is that normal?
     
  6. Jul 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    I use worm drive or hose clamps. U have to find one that are narrow enough to fit in the boots grove. The ones sold home depot and such are too wide, I got mine at west marine.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    good idea, thanks!
    I should be able to check what kind of grease in my haynes manual.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    today i got new grease and clamps, I got the wheel and disc brake off, then the 4 bolts on the bottom of the lca? were too tight, so I put it back together... I am NOT motivated to work on my truck these days. ugh.
     
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