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Need help - CV joint boot failed

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#1 OFFLINE   JustDriver

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:48 AM

Hi everyone,

 

Need your help, please. I have a 2010 MKX (front-wheel drive) and here's what happened. One of my rubber boots on a CV joint apparently got torn one day, and I haven't noticed it. Now, when I heared that noise when I drive, I went to the shop where they told me that they may no longer fix the joint by replacing the rubber piece and filling it up with grease. They say that I need a new driveshaft which sounds like a rip off to me. Has anyone had such case? Do I really need to buy a new driveshaft for $800+? Or there is a chance I may have everything fixed with a repair kit?

 

Tomorrow I will go to the other shop we'll see what they say....







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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:02 AM

Sounds completely reasonable to me.  The noise isn't from the lack of grease - the lack of grease caused damage and the only way to repair the damage is to replace the half shaft on that side.  This is very common.



#3 OFFLINE   JustDriver

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:06 AM

You are right, man. The other shop said the same. They say that if I discovered the crack in the boot right away, they could have simply replaced it and that's it. But when grease lacks, and water, sand and stuff gets into there, and the joint gets damages, nothing much they can do. Anyways, thank you for replying, as every time I had a crack in the boot, a simple repair kit did it (https://www.carid.com/cv-joints/). And I was hoping that this time I could do the same. Wish I noticed it earlier .... Now will check for a new half shaft on ebay.


Edited by JustDriver, 17 January 2017 - 05:09 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:14 AM

This is why you really should do an inspection every 6 months or so to find that type of problem early.  Especially on higher mileage/older vehicles.

 

BTW - your 2010 MKX doesn't have a 2.7L Ecoboost engine.  You might want to update your profile.


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#5 OFFLINE   JustDriver

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:20 AM

Thanks, man. Will update right now, it's 3.7 L. Chose wrong displacement from the dropdown.

And yes, I know about inspection, but somehow missed it...


Edited by JustDriver, 10 January 2017 - 04:23 AM.







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