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This is a discussion on Cracked CV boot Repair within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So my front right CV Boot on my 2004 WRX (111,000ish Miles) is cracked and leaking. It's super expensive to ...

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    Cracked CV boot Repair

    So my front right CV Boot on my 2004 WRX (111,000ish Miles) is cracked and leaking. It's super expensive to fix, and I don't have a ton of money- do any of you know what it entails and if it's possible for me to do it myself?

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    The repairman said the axle might have to be replaced, but from what I was shown the boot was merely leaking. Unsure what that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    It's super expensive to fix, and I don't have a ton of money-
    You sure about that? My dealer replaced one with all OEM parts at the last service for less than $300. It's certainly doable yourself, but if you get nervous, it shouldn't be that bad at a dealer either. They're a wear item, so shop's do them all the time.
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    I was quoted around 300 Dollars. I'm 18, and that's a lot of money for me, haha. I'm not nervous about doing the work myself, if I can, I just don't actually know what would need to be done. I suppose some research is in order haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    I was quoted around 300 Dollars. I'm 18, and that's a lot of money for me, haha. I'm not nervous about doing the work myself, if I can, I just don't actually know what would need to be done.
    Did you see the links provided in response to your initial question? Inside there is a specific list of what needs to be done and with what parts and tools.

    I suppose some research is in order haha.
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    Ah, I did not. I will look at that.

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    Okay, it's looking like I'm going to have to replace the whole axle. I did find this site MW Enterprises, quality remanufactured Subaru Axles in the links provided on one of the other threads- does anyone know if these are reliable and work well? I'm not inclined to pay 300 Bucks to have it fixed when I can replace it myself for half that or less.

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    It's much easier to replace the whole axle, but if you're worried about money just buy a boot kit and only replace the boot. It will set you back maybe $40.
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    Yeah, thats probably what I'll end up doing, if its cheaper.

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    $80 to do it well; $100 if you need to buy one or the other band tool (you need both styles).
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