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Anyone check their CV Boots

I am going in this week to get my second left rear axle shaft replaced because of a cv boot throwing grease. The first time it was the inner boot this time its the outer. This shaft was just replaced a few weeks ago. I was just wondering if anyone has gotten under their jeep to inspect these. I know there are a couple other threads on this but it seems like this might be kind of common, which is suprising since I though these boots were perfected about 30 years ago.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:03 AM
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

I had such a fault in a car and do not last 500 miles. I found a torn left rear inner anther half himself drove the car on a lift. The dealer refused to warranty replacement saying it was my fault. I have sent dealer to suck cock and repaired the anther itself - filled with grease and put a patch to repair the tire. Run with a patch already is 4500 miles.
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

So far, so good. I'll keep checking.
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

Back in April, my I discovered a CV boot on the front drive shaft of my '03 Liberty was rotted away. Fine. It was old. Replaced the shaft.

The boot on the replacement shaft leaked grease like crazy. Made a complete mess on the underside of the vehicle in just a day. The Liberty ended up smelling like a tar pit because of grease hitting the hot spots on the underside of the vehicle and then burning.

Examining the boot, it looked just fine - the clamp looked properly crimped. But it obviously wasn't.

I don't think it's rocket science to properly crimp and seal a CV boot. But maybe they should hire some rocket scientists.
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

My build was in March. In May, I too had the same issue with my Drivers Rear Axle Boot closest to the Rear Diff leaking Grease and needed to be replaced at 700 Km (435 Miles). I had to wait a week while a new Drivers Rear Axle came in and was replaced by the dealer.

In July, noticed sweating around the Drivers Front Axle and took it to the dealer- sure enough another Axle needed replacing . Second Axle took 10 days to come in and was replaced this one at 7,600 Km (4,700 Miles)

Does seem to be more than an isolated instance to me - so far Drivers Rear and Drivers Front Axles replaced.

This issues was also posted at this link Fling that grease...everywhere!
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

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So far, so good. I'll keep checking.
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Re: Anyone check their CV Boots

I've had the same issue. I actually did not notice it myself, but when I brought it in for the first service, the dealer tech noticed it and it was replaced under warranty. Since reading the other thread(s) on this, I have been almost religious about checking the boots on all of the axles. I think it would be pretty bad for Jeep (known mostly for its off-roading and 4wd prowess) to have recurring issues with integral parts of the 4wd system.

If these issues keep popping up, hopefully Chrysler will bite the bullet and recall these parts with a better replacement.....can't see it happening tho
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