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CV's leaking!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ETaco23, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    I went out today in the snow, had a little fun. Then when I got home I decided to check my CV boots. And they are leaking, well the inner one's are. It's not too bad right now, but I was wondering Is it ok If I let it go for a little while, or should I get them replaced right away? :(
     
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    Does it make a clicking sound when you are turning?
     
  3. ETaco23

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    no, I didnt hear anything.
     
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    Is the boot Torn? or is it just seeping alittle on the skinny end of the boot?
     
  5. ETaco23

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    Its just seaping from the skinny end, where the clamp is.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it for now.
     
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    Yeah mines been like that for like a year now, no problems
     
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    x2 i rode around with my passenger side one puking grease for around 2500 miles and 2 wheeling trips before i replaced it
     
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    K, but I have new one's, and will be having them put on as soon as I can.
     
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    Did you buy the high angle cv boots? good thing to upgrade to if your lifted
     
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    Really I would hold off for a while. If it is only leaking from there then really there is no rush. Look at Chevy S-10's I don't think there is one of them running around with all of the cv boots intact. I usually only worry when they start clicking.
     
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    I dont change them till there torn
     
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    Yeah, I did. I was ganna put them on this summer, now Im wishing I had. lol.. Im sure it wont hurt anything for now.
     
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    k, I wont worry... Or try to worry about it. But I think it would be good to put my new high angle one's on before they start clicking. That way I never have to worry about them!
     
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    true, if you already have them.
     
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    mine just started leaking too. do you have a 2 1/2 inch lift like me? cause a lift like that will cause the inner boots to streatch longer making it leak out the clamps. just two days ago i replaced them and what a job that was. getting them out wasnt too bad but disasembling the axles was kind of hard. but yeah it shouldnt be a problem until you really start to see it slinging all around.
     
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    Yeah, It started to sling around. I got a 3" lift with a 1" diff. drop. I will be replace mine as soon as I can. I dont want to start having problems.
     
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    oh i dont have a diff drop but im thinking about it. But it would be a good thing to get done soon. and especially if you offroad so you dont get dirt in them.
     
  19. ETaco23

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    Yeah, thats the good thing, I dont offroad, But it did snow so I had to use it, thats what made me think of the CV's. So I looked, and found a nice surprice! :)
     
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    im sure you can go many more miles before you need boots but when you do look into boots from cvunlimited.com. these are high angle cv boots made for lifted trucks. i put them on my truck the only problem was i had to replace the inner clamp they put in the kit cause it didnt fit.
     
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