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Possible to dislodge CV boot when swapping struts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Priddle, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 3:36 AM
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    Priddle

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

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    I am bringing back my truck this morning to the garage that installed my 5100's because one of the inner CV boot was dislodged spitting grease everywhere. When I first complained about it, the mechanic denied having anything to do with it. The operator didn't really oppose but hasn't told me they will cover it. 99% chance the mechanic accidentally dislodged it but I just wanted to make sure from here that it is indeed possible. I can picture letting the axle drop too far pulling the boot off the differential casing...if I am using my terms correctly.

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  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 3:43 AM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Yea, I'm not looking at the tacoma right now, nor have I replaced tacoma struts; but I've messed up front drive cars doing struts. If you over articulate the shafts, you can pop an end off or, in my case, I usually rip them, cause they're old and baked. But Usually the boot would be strong enough to hold it on a new car, never know though. It could be done. Not a hard fix unless its torn up now. But then again, you had a shop do your shocks...its all relative.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    spamy

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    That sounds like exactly what they did.
     
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