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Front driveshaft boot ripped

Today my dad and I were going through the truck and doing some maintenance and whatnot. We noticed that the front driveshaft boot has a rip in it. Is that boot purchasable or do I need a whole new driveshaft?

The grease inside looked pretty good, not a whole lot of dirt. For the time being, we removed the metal clasp and installed three wide zip ties in combination with some silicone to try to mend the rip for the time being. Since I'm not live axle, I think it'll work for a while, but I definitely want to get it replaced.

I don't have a way to get pics up...
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are you talking about CV shaft there is no boot on the driveshaft going from the t-case to the diff.
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This is not my picture, but it'll work:

From this thread:
99 Mountaineer Front Driveshaft Problems - Ford Explorer Ranger Enthusiasts "Serious Explorations"

You can't really tell there is a boot in there from the dirt in that picture...but that's what ripped, the boot inside that cup area.
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ah the cv part of the driveshaft gotcha. honestly i havent seen a rebuild kit for it but doesnt mean there isnt one. those things are a dime a doze tho go hit up a junk yard
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well, we tried to repair it with some really good silicone dad had on hand. prepped the boot with acetone and put a zip-tie over the rip. here are some crappy cell phone pics of the rip and the repair. I'll be on the lookout for a new driveshaft this summer or so.
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