View Full Version : know anything about cv-boots?
07-15-2002, 07:31 PM
Hey guys, Tomarrow im sending in my car to get a new cv-boot. A few weeks ago I found a small hole in the driver side, wheel side cv-boot. They say they will only replace the boot. Anyone else have experience with those cv-boot? and getting them repaired under warentey?
07-15-2002, 10:55 PM
no experience with CV boots tearing on my Celica yet, but I've replaced them on my Hondas many times. It's a common problem with FWD vehicles, but as long as you catch the torn boot early you can avoid damage to the CV joint itself, which is expensive to replace. Good thing the car is still under warranty. ;)
Had to get one replaced a few months ago. I think it was hit by a rock and leaking. It was covered in my warantee. The Toyota dealership replaced it without charging me anything, not even labor.
07-16-2002, 08:28 AM
thanks guys, for your info. My baby's at the dealership right now. I had a whole list of stuff...
squeeky clutch pedal
squeeky gear shift linkage
a/c faceplate cracks...
there was more, but i find that if i give them too much they don't do them.... poor overworked bastards.
07-21-2002, 10:00 PM
Yeah, always good to catch a hole in the boot before you have to replace the axle. In my experience it's about $100 for the boot and $225 for the axle, including labor.
07-22-2002, 10:12 PM
Or its 20 to 30 bucks if you buy a boot kit and do it yourself. But its a pain in the butt and the grease stinks to high heaven, I don't reccomend it.
07-23-2002, 01:10 PM
no experience with it on my celi...although I always check when i'm down there and mine are in good shape....i've done boots and joints on other cars though...it's a job, but it's not all that bad...definitely do it yourself.
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