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Old 01-13-2011
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Torn CV boot

Seen yesterday that my driver's side inner cv boot is torn..... I temporarly filled with grease, and wrapped with saran-wrap, tied with zip ties.....

Problem is: Ford doesnt sell a boot kit, so I went to Napa, and the guy told me that he had one for 98-05 rangers, but had nothing for later years.

Did something change about that between 05 & 07 ???
My opinion would be that it fits.....but I'm just guessing.

If it doesnt fit, anyone knows where I can get that boot ??
I'm not gonna change the complete axle because of a torn boot !
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try rock auto for one?
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If you have a local rebuild shop that specializes in front wheel drive cars they would be the ones to talk to. I got a buddy of mine who owns JMC Industries here in town and he rebuilt my last CV for me for $35 cash - he pulled both sides apart, cleaned them, regreased them and clamped new boots on in less time than I can do an oil change on my truck. Pull the CV out and run it down to a shop, just my suggestion. They're pretty simple inside though if you are willing to do them yourself. LR
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I just looked on rockauto as you said, and they got it, they even have......a boot that is cut in half... so you don't have to disassemble evrything.... is that reliable ?? Never seen or heard of that, and not pretty sure if I wanna trust that. But if it's fine & safe, it could save me lots of trouble ! Just have to clean up dirt & water........regrease, then clamp that thing.

And Matt....I currently don't know any of these shops, I'm quite new in the area, and I always did most of my jobs myself, but I dont have acces to a garage anymore....

Notice that I already had problems with a boot replacement on my old Focus...... I changed the boot, put it all back together.... then one day, reverse the car....put back into drive and ..... Brrrrrrrr (ripping splines sound) That f*ckin circlip didnt do its job, and one end of the cv separated..... costed me a towing & a new axle.....that mechanic told me the splines were gone..... if it was me I'd just weld it all around ! But I was too far away from home and had to go on a long trip in 2 days....
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I personally would never be able to relax w/ a split boot (the one that is made so you don't have to remove the CV joint) on my truck. I'd constantly be waiting for it to fail. If it's your only means of transportation and you don't have the tools or ability necessary to change it out yourself, or pay someone else to do it, it might be worth trying I reckon.
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The split boot is kind of a band aid. If you dont have access to warm dry garage do the split boot and plan a better repair when its warmer.
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