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scottydog 10-06-2009 09:22 AM

Outer CV boot repair
Anybody have suggestions on repairing/replacing a torn right front outer cv boot? It seems most just replace the entire half-axle. Is there a good discount parts supplier online? Rockauto only has "send your axle in and we return it fixed 2-3 weeks later".

Even the dealers around here don't have the axle...

saleen032 10-06-2009 09:40 AM

Re: Outer CV boot repair
Ive seen the boot repair kits for the older grand cherokees, but wasnt able to locate a kit for the WK's.....

robpp 10-06-2009 12:11 PM

Re: Outer CV boot repair
dealer sells just the boots, at least for the 07 WK......

scottydog 10-06-2009 01:00 PM

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Well I went ahead and ordered the half axle, $237 from

Thanks for the advice!

robpp 10-06-2009 01:02 PM

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they got good prices. if it was in stock, you'll have it soon.

my question if you see this: what about the boot. was it available standalone? or is so much trouble just change the shaft and be done with it?

the manual shows the outer, that dont look bad, the ineer looks like a pain as you need to take the whole thing apart...... just curious, not challenging or anything like that.

scottydog 10-06-2009 03:17 PM

Re: Outer CV boot repair
$60-70 for a boot, plus you have to take apart the inner cv joint to do the outer boot, plus crap may have gotten into the outer cv joint. OTOH $250 for a brand new axle and it's a no-brainer swapout. I could have opted for either route, and although the axle replacement is a bit more money, it's less hassle, 100% success. They are shipping out tomorrow.

robpp 10-06-2009 03:21 PM

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good luck, maybe some pics of the swap when you get'er dun.

scottydog 10-06-2009 04:31 PM

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Sure I'll take some photos. There is a pretty good video on youtube of a axleswap on a 90's GC, shouldn't be too different.

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