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Grease covered suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by audiophile22, May 24, 2008.

  1. May 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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    audiophile22

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    anybody got any ideas why i would have a bunch of grease on my front suspesion? looks like its comin from my CV joints. why would it be doin that?


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  2. May 24, 2008 at 10:58 AM
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    bluetoy

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    You sure your CV boot doesn't have a rip in it? Thats what it looks like to me.
     
  3. May 24, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    TACOMAN22

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    Looks like a torn cv boot to me. Give us a clear shot of your boots
     
  4. May 24, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    i found a hole in my boot, you guys were right. i wonder if my warranty will cover this...
     
  5. May 24, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    is it ok to drive it until i get it fixed?
     
  6. May 24, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    I would get it fixed right away, all you need is a new boot and some cv joint grease ( about $30 ). If you keep driving it ( and it looks like most of the grease has worked it's way off the joint ) eventually you will hear a dreadful 'knocking' sound while turning and there goes your cv joint and a $30 repair is now $300. Have you ever seen a vehicle in the middle of the road and it looks like the front wheel has broken off, that's cv joint failure.
     
  7. May 24, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    it goes into the dealership wednesday, still under warranty!
     
  8. May 24, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Actually, that would be a spindle or control arm failure. The CV joint does not support the vehicle. That being said, you do want to fix it as soon as possible.:)
     
  9. May 24, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    I figured that would be a result of a ball joint failure. The CV is just part of the drivetrain.
     
  10. May 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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    I'd say let the dealer do it. I changed the front cv boots on my friends 1st gen and it's a bitch to say the least. It took a good six hours and quite a few cold ones. It's ok to drive it to the dealer just go easy on it.
     
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