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Well that Sucks..........

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Oldewing1800, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:01 AM
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    Oldewing1800

    Oldewing1800 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Dog hair, lost happy meal parts from Grandkids....
    Had my truck at the coin car wash, not for it, but cleaning folding tables for Thanksgiving.

    Notice the inside of the passenger front tire had grease on it. Upon further inspection, found the sway bar link had given up and broke. And on it's way it sliced the CV boot.

    Dang CV are under 40K old, just done when they did the frame.

    Hence my post, anyone used one of the "boot repair" kits that are out there?

    Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
     
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  2. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:04 AM
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    HondaGM

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    Sorry dude…I don’t know if there made like a Honda,but if they are take the axle out,remove the inner joint and slide it on…
     
  3. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:51 AM
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    Longtech

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    Just get it rebooted. No biggie. Enjoy your turkey
     
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    I used a zipper boot repair kit on an 8 year old Civic that tore a boot on some yard branches. Had the car for two years after that before selling it, boot was still holding at the time.
    Normally my advise is just replace it but it's a good short term fix. But keep tabs on it, a torn boot will ruin a joint pretty quickly.
    That's assuming your just keeping to the streets. If you're off roading, all bets off...
     
  5. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:04 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy my dog shits counter clockwise

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    Maybe look into getting some heavier end links... these are Overland Custom Design.
     
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  6. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    whatstcp

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    I would replace it with a whole OEM boot kit. The only problem is that the outer joint requires the inner joint to be removed, including the inner boot, in order to replace it.

    So it's a bit of a hassle, grease gets everywhere, but at the end of the day you'll spend at most $50 and have new boots
     
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  7. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:21 AM
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    Them some heavy duty ones and adjustable to:thumbsup:
     
  8. Nov 24, 2022 at 11:03 AM
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    Show off...
     
  9. Nov 24, 2022 at 11:24 AM
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    I've read elsewhere about the sway bar end links breaking and going through the cv boot and was just sharing what i did to try to avoid it from happening.
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2022 at 3:13 PM
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    I was saying "show off" because your set up looks FANTASTIC. I'm jealous.
     
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  11. Nov 30, 2022 at 10:48 AM
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    Dog hair, lost happy meal parts from Grandkids....
    Fixed, got out lucky, sway bar was broke, r and r real easy. Boot was not ripped, but the bar caught the buckle on the outer boot and snapped it off so the clamp was loose. So, ran to NAPA got a new clamp for 3.54 and we are golden. I did repack the joint before putting the new clamp on.

    Under 30 bucks all in, another win for a older beast,
     
  12. Nov 30, 2022 at 8:53 PM
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    keep an eye on that new clamp... I had trouble with it holding when i did mine and ended up using a special radiator type clamp made for those boots to get mine to hold.... have fun
     

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