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Ramrob 03-15-2010 01:09 PM

cv Axleshaft lubrication
 
I replaced my pass side this summer because the boot tore. Now my drive side is squeeking but the boots are in excellent shape. I really don't want to pull it off now but it is really annoying. Think it's a good idea to poke a pin hole in the boot, spray with some white lithium and then glue the hole? I'm talking just enough to get the little straw that comes with a can in the hole, nothing big. Positive it's not an arm bushing or anything else. I stuck my face right up to it when it was squeeking.

deanthecrabman 03-15-2010 03:09 PM

Not suprising that the other side is going, sounds like it's probably due. Don't know what the average life of those is. You say you don't want to do it now, but poking a hole in the boot is asking for it to tear. You may be accelerating the failure. Besides, if the boot is intact, and there is no grease around it indicating a leak, it may not be a lubrication problem, just the axle wearing out. I would just get ready to replace it, IMHO.

Ramrob 03-16-2010 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by deanthecrabman (Post 173517)
Not suprising that the other side is going, sounds like it's probably due. Don't know what the average life of those is. You say you don't want to do it now, but poking a hole in the boot is asking for it to tear. You may be accelerating the failure. Besides, if the boot is intact, and there is no grease around it indicating a leak, it may not be a lubrication problem, just the axle wearing out. I would just get ready to replace it, IMHO.

The first time the boot cracked, it was a hard plastic like boot. Cracked right on the edge. The second time my wheel bearing seized and melted the boot off. I was going to put silicone or shoe goop, something tacky and flexible over the hole. I'm talking pin size.


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