Menu

New CV boot?

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #581265
    DanDan
    Participant

      Brought my 06 vw gti to the dealer today for an oil change and evidently I have a torn CV boot. The suggested replacing the boot but I’m not sure. No clicking when turning or anything like that. With the labor cost being the same, would it just make more sense to replace the whole axle rather than just the boot?

    Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
    • Author
      Replies
    • #581269
      valdevalde
      Participant

        Nobody can answer that question at least without seeing it first.

        #581271
        DanDan
        Participant

          [quote=”valde” post=88293]Nobody can answer that question at least without seeing it first.[/quote]

          for the sake of argument, let’s assume it’s in decent shape. Dealer said it looks like it ripped just recently. car has 50k miles on it.

          #581279
          valdevalde
          Participant

            If it just starting to rip and nothing has gone in then just replace boot. If boot is totally destroyed driving it for 10 miles can be enough to damage the joint.

            #581295
            Kevin CriswellKevin Criswell
            Participant

              Depends

              You can get a split boot which you can install without tearing down the axle, but a split boot sucks pretty bad and is notorious fro failing in a short period of time.

              Now to install a regular OEM boot you will have to disassemble the axle and than reassemble it, if you have never done that I don’t recommend it at all.

              In the long run the wisest thing to do is just replace the axle and be done with it.

              #581316
              valdevalde
              Participant

                [quote=”Raistian77″ post=88305] You can get a split boot which you can install without tearing down the axle, but a split boot sucks pretty bad and is notorious fro failing in a short period of time. [/quote]
                They are prone to failure you shouldn’t use those.

                [quote=”Raistian77″ post=88305] In the long run the wisest thing to do is just replace the axle and be done with it.[/quote]
                Normally drive axels (if boot holds) will last lifetime of vehicle. Why would it be better to replace entire axle if replacing boot(s) will give it same lifetime for cheaper?

                #581660
                Kevin CriswellKevin Criswell
                Participant

                  [quote=”valde” post=88315][quote=”Raistian77″ post=88305] You can get a split boot which you can install without tearing down the axle, but a split boot sucks pretty bad and is notorious fro failing in a short period of time. [/quote]
                  They are prone to failure you shouldn’t use those.

                  [quote=”Raistian77″ post=88305] In the long run the wisest thing to do is just replace the axle and be done with it.[/quote]
                  Normally drive axels (if boot holds) will last lifetime of vehicle. Why would it be better to replace entire axle if re
                  placing boot(s) will give it same lifetime for cheaper?[/quote]

                  They can be difficult to disassemble, just depending on design. It is really easy to mess one up if you have never done the job before. And most aftermarket axles are sub-100.00 and usually carry a lifetime warranty.

                  Hell I rebuilt axles for years back when a reman cost you over $200.00 but with as cheap as they are I usually just buy a new one even for my own vehicles.

                  When I did the wife’s last year I went with two new axles, took me about 1/2 hour to change out both. Four years ago I rebuilt a similar set and it took a huge chunk of the day.

                Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
                • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
                Loading…
                slot gacor https://ibufoundation.or.id/totoup/ situs togel situs togel togel online bo togel situs togel situs togel toto macau agen toto situs togel situs toto bo togel situs togel situs togel resmi situs togel situs toto situs togel situs togel situs togel situs toto togel online situs toto rimbatoto rimbatoto rimbatoto situs toto bo toto situs toto situs togel situs toto slot gacor situs toto https://fpt.uho.ac.id/wp-content/themes/bet200/ situs toto slot gacor https://tp.fkip.ulm.ac.id/toto/ slot gacor slot gacor toto slot slot gacor bo togel situs toto situs togel situs togel slot demo slot gacor slot gacor situs togel bo togel https://fpt.uho.ac.id/wp-content/vendor/situs-toto-hotman/ situs togel/ bento4d situs toto situs togel situs toto monperatoto monperatoto monperatoto monperatoto toto slot monperatoto monperatoto situs toto slot gacor slot gacor SLOT GACOR slot gacor situs toto situs togel slot gacor situs toto toto slot slot gacor situs togel situs toto slot gacor situs toto situs toto monperatoto monperatoto monperatoto slot gacor slot gacor monperatoto SLOT GACOR situs toto situs togel