So, I just noticed today the rubber boot to the wheel on the drive
axel is cracked, but not completly busted off. I can see the shiny
bare metal where it has shifted position, so I feel it has not been
busted for too long.
Weird noises are nothing new to the car, and I have had one break on
an 87 topaz
I assume the failure will be the same, stranding but not dangerous.
I seem to remember being told that once the boot goes it is not long
before the whole unit fails, is this true?
Is the replacement too complicated for a "shadetree mechanic" and
simple tools, or should I consider other options (such as pushing said
vehicle over a cliff)?