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    Front boot bad

    So after a deep investigation into the cause of my mysterious fluid, I eliminated the posiblility of my power steering lines being bad. I wraped the part I thought was leaking. I return to find the fluid/goop was on the out side of the suspect part, not on the inside. So I move my finger two inches and find a gapping hole in my boot that goes over the drive shaft

    I want to know how hard is this thing going to be to replace and if there is anything I need to take in to consideration because of some crazy subaru thing or if there is a reason it went bad like something enternal?


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    I did an axle on my wife's Nissan recently and it wasn't too bad. That one you basically yanked/pried out the axle and just replaced the whole thing it was so cheap. The joint was clunky though, you could probably just regrease the joint and slide on a new boot. It went back in with BMFH, but be careful of the oil seals (oh and read up on whether you want to replace those) and don't damage the joint. The easiest way is to look for an aftermarket boot that is split and that clasps around it and you don't have to take out the axle then. I don't know how well those work though, and it probably won't look right.
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    Very interesting do you know where to find an aftermarket boot

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    Usually if that boot gets cut, grit gets into the cv joint and ruins it.

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    +1, I'd just do the axle for the $88
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    Replacing the axle is the eaisest way, saves lots of time instead of re-packin everything with grease and tearing it all a part. GLuck!

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