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Old 07-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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cv joint/boot repairs question

hi guys,

just wondering...anyone have a rough idea of how much it would cost to go to a shop and get cv joint/boot repaired? BCAA report said "gease leaks". If it makes a diff, it's for a 98 integra.

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Old 07-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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the boot repair kit itself is like $60 bucks per boot (comes with new boot, packing grease, and clip retainers for each end of the boot)

as for labour, i would say 1.5-2hrs.

most of the labour goes into actually getting at the cv first. but repairing it might not be possible until you are able to inspect the inside of the cv, basically where the boot was holding in all the grease.
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depends how bad the leak is, sometime it's a better idea to do the whole shaft instead .. aftermarket is at around $150 each side (retail at Lordco) and the dealership charge 1.0 hour each side ..
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If the joint isn't noisey or causing any vibrations, then i would just go with a boot. If you're going to an independent shop, and not using genuine parts, then i would say pick up a boot kit from napa and bring it to the shop. I find the napa boots a bit softer and more pliable than other aftermarket boots. Closer to oem boots.
If you are replacing the whole shaft, Honda (and i'm sure acrua too) has re-manufactured shaft available for around 200. And Napa carries shafts that includes new (not rebuilt) outer joints
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For the most part its better just to replace the whole thing. If its ripped or punctured there will be dirt inside and its just not worth the time to repair and then risk shit breaking again down the road. Buy a whole new one and call it done. By the time its all said and done the labor to just replace an axle is cheap instead of the shop having to clean off your old one and put a new boot on and reinstall it.

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