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Old 23 Dec 2009, 10:01 am
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Default I have a 99 honda civic dx and have a torn cv boot is it important to get it fixed as...

...soon a possible?
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 10:16 am
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can replace boot 20 bucks can replace axle 200 bucks

sure today would have a good day to fix it
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 10:31 am
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Mines been torn for over a year with no problems but it is a Chevy.
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 11:01 am
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im gonna say yes....... do to the fact that u will be thowing grease in the engine bay and making a mess...... but seriously yes u need to replace this asap eventually the cv boot will be dry and there for no grease to keep it lubed and eventually it will seize or do to the season will freeze and that will cause a proble leading to u eventually completely blowing out that joint leaving u to call a tow truck to co get ur ass cause u didnt keep up the maintence on ur car but hope this helps
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 11:16 am
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If the boot is torn you'll eventually lose all the grease which lubricates the joint as well as get dirt,grit and impurities in the joint which will drastically shorten the life of your constant velocity joint.Since the labor to replace just the boot is the same as it would be to replace the whole axle, I'd recommend replacing the axle. Axles have gone way down in price from what they used to cost, and by the time you also pay for the boot, grease, and straps (usually sold as a kit), it would be more cost efficient replacing the axle. As far as is it important to fix it asap, that all depends on how long the boot has been torn exposing the joint to the elements. To be better safe than sorry you should change it as soon as your able because if the joint happens to break, where ever that may be, you'll be calling a tow truck because it will then be un-drivable. hope this helps and good luck
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