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I don't get why recently people are saying to replace the entire axle just because of a ripped boot.
The boot IMO is cheap, and can be replaced in 30mins if you have performed it before.
A very helpful tool is a cone shape cylinder that you can pick up at a hardware store. Place the boot on the outside of the cone, grease it up good, and try to slide it in to axle.
As long as the bolts required to remove the axle is not seized, the job can be done fairly quickly.
Like I have mentioned in previous threads, I have replaced my boot numerous times, and if the leak/rip is detected early enough and there is no damage, by greasing it up and replacing the boot its cheaper.
Btw, when I had my boots replaced it was $60 bucks. I don't think you can get axles for $60.
92 Camry 4 cyl 5 Spd
390,000km, Retrofited Projectors + 6000k HID, 2500k Fogs, SRI, K-Sport Coilovers, TRD Rear Sway Bar, GEN4 Ralco Short Shifter, Alpine 7" IVA-D900, 2 x 10" MTX / MTX 900W Amp
Last edited by cruisn76; 08-08-2009 at 04:42 PM.