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Was he trying to "hook" me up out of some not needed work?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Armyballer, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    Armyballer

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    As I said before, I have a cracked right front CV boot on my 05 Taco. Today I stopped by a "Big 10 tires" to get a price quote on replacing the CV Boot alone (Which I have priced on the internet for $25-$35). The clown behind the counter tells me "Oh you don't hear about doing that much anymore, usually you just replace the entire Axel which will run you about $250.00 in parts alone". I just said ok and left. Was he trying to hook me up and make a quick $400 (after labor) or is he correct? BTW, I've already had my mod guy look at it, he says the axel is fine and not much grease was lost, he sees no addational damage and thinks all I need is the CV boot replaced.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Just replace the CV boot. Unless it's been off for a long time and it's had some serious road debris and salt at it, it'll be fine. Had this problem a few times with my old Corolla. Tell Big 10 Tires to get stuffed.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    well its true, not many people do cv boots anymore because people wait till its too late to get there cars fixed and remanufactured axles have dropped in price so its about the same amount to change the whole assembly, alot easier to change the whole axle instead of a boot, about half the price in labor too
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 4:54 AM
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    Yea i would tell big 10 to %$#$$%^^&&^$#@#^%*. Now that is over just find someone who will replace the boot. If the cv axle is clicking then yea you might need a new cv joint but the whole axle might be cheeper than just the boot. I have seen cheeper whole axle units vs just the joint.

    But all that being said if its not clicking then get a new boot.
     
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