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    Hey guys,
    I feel dumb for asking this, but that is what I'm looking at, right? A torn CV joint boot? (I took it from underneath, with the front of the car towards the bottom). And about how much should I expect to pay to get it fixed?

    Also, I'm going to be moving for school pretty soon, and I want to make sure everything is running smoothly before I venture off. I just changed my oil and got new tires. I'm planning on doing a compression test, a leakdown test, changing my sparkplugs, and checking all of the hoses and belts. Am I missing anything?

    Thanks for the help
    Matt

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    Yeah that is a torn CV boot. I am not sure how much it will cost but I did replace mine when it ripped and I paid around 20$. A friend gave me his old boots since he got an STi transmission and axles. It is not very hard if you have some experience working on cars.
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    $20-ish in parts and a crapload of dirty grease everywhere if you diy
    $200 if you let Subaru do it
    $100 is the hooked up price at Subaru.

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    I don't suggest replacing just the boot. You're better off buying remanufactured OEM axles for 70 bucks a pop and installing them yourself if you have the time.

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    Visit MW Enterprises, quality remanufactured Subaru Axles (MW Enterprises) to get quality reman axles.

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    Thanks for the help, guys.
    Yeah, I usually try doing most things on my own, but with two jobs and a move coming up, I'm just gonna take it to a shop. It's gonna be about $250. And I'm getting the whole axle changed.

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    are you taking it to a dealer or independent shop? $250 is reasonable, a local dealer just quoted me $470 for a reman axle replacement....

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    Get the MWE axle linked above, all others have known issues (vibrations etc.). I think mine was $135 shipped with a new CV.

    The independent guy I used sees a lot of subarus - he replaced it for $60 IIRC and he did it by loosening the trans mount. If you look at all the DIY online, you have to take the suspension apart, but he just pops them in. No alignment required negates the saving of DIY.

    So <$200 total.
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    ^^ Do you have any sort of writeup on how to do that? So he takes off the axle nut, and then loosens up the trans mount and he's able to get the axle out that way?

    I have a OEM boot and clamps that I got for 40, and I was going to pay a transmission shop $20 to replace the boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebriel View Post
    ^^ Do you have any sort of writeup on how to do that? So he takes off the axle nut, and then loosens up the trans mount and he's able to get the axle out that way?

    I have a OEM boot and clamps that I got for 40, and I was going to pay a transmission shop $20 to replace the boot.

    Nope, just his brief explanation as stated. Sorry.
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    I'll see if anyone else has used this method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Nope, just his brief explanation as stated. Sorry.
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    Yeah, I found mine was also torn while doing some work under mine. I know this protects the axle, but what's the extent of damage that I could get if I don't get this fixed immediately? School likes to steal all my money around this time.....
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    You can probably run it for a while until it starts making noise.

    Could leave you stranded though.
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    mines torn too, ill get it replaced though, not just the boot

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