The major issue is getting rid of the grit that has worked its way into
the CV joint, after the boot has failed but before you discovered the
failure. The joint wears extremely quickly once this happens.
I had approx two weeks' grit work its way through a broken CV joint
boot. I replaced the boot (there are DIY versions that are split
parallel to the axis of rotation, that can be glued together once the
boot is in place) but the gritty grease meant that I had to replace the
whole joint (plus yet another boot) after ca. 5 months. Don't want to go
Get the car to a workshop where the joint can be removed and cleaned out
thoroughly, before they put a new boot on. Unless you have the necessary
tools to do the job, in which case you wouldn't have posted your
question . . .
2001 A4 1,8 TS Avant B5, Sweden
What Robert says is correct, in that you just can't slap another boot on
there. I would avoid split boots altogether, and either go for the boot
that requires the joint to be disassembled (in which case, an entirely
rebuilt axle may be cheaper than the shop charges to
disassemble/wash/reassemble), or opt for a "stretchy" boot - there's a
company in the UK that makes/sells them. I've sent e-mails asking for costs
to ship to me in Canada but they have yet to respond. Either way, the joint
has to be washed clean (when you think it's clean, wash it some more) and
1987 Audi 5kTQ
1980 Audi 5k
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
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