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CV boot coming off...grease everywhere

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Priddle, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Priddle

    Priddle [OP] And now for something completely different....

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    Getting an alignment done now and mechanic shows me the passenger side CV boot is loose and grease has spit everywhere. I already had an appt with Toyota for an unrelated issue in 2 weeks but doubt I can get in sooner. Assuming I can get a new clamp, what's involved to do this myself? Grease I need etc?

    Toyota will just tell me it happened when I had the lift put in. I don't want to leave it too long

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  2. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I went round and round with this problem. You're supposed to use a moly high temp grease but I couldn't find it. I just pumped it up with about half a tube of Mobil 1. I can't remember the amount it's supposed to hold (9 oz maybe?) but I do remember it worked out to be about half a tube. Get one of those flexible tubes for the grease gun. It makes it way easier. Get some new clamps. I bought crappy repair clamps and the problem just kept re-occurring. Eventually I got some of the good clamps that require the 15ish dollar tool to install. That was about a year ago and I haven't had a single problem since.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    fubar718

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    You can just by a complete kit from toyota, comes with boot, 2 clamps and a packet of grease. if the boot is torn at any section you are going to have to remove the axle out of the car to get the new boot on.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    That's a lot of work if its just slipping off. I would avoid it personally. However, you're correct that if the boot is torn, it just became a big messy job.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    fubar718

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    yeah removing the ball joint to get the axle out could suck. I would definitely go with an OEM kit. just for the fact it comes with everything you need, including the correct amount of grease. to much its going to leak out or tear the CV, to little will burn up the CV
     
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