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Old 12-17-2006
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Broke something mudding today.. WHAT IS IT!?

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It's leaking goo everywhere... im not sure what it is but it connects to the front wheels and it turns when i drive.. i think..
what is it?
what's it leaking?
how bad is it?
how much is it to fix?
how hard is it to fix?
is it ok to drive until its fixed?

if you can answer any of those questions or tell me anything about it please do! Any help is appreciated very much!!
 
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CV axle...it will start to click when you drive..

oil grease stuff leaking
right now to bad but need to get fixed before it breaks and you have more of a problem
no clue bout price
 
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100-150 for the part.


The shaft will die and come apart if you keep driving it with no lube. You do have a little bit of time before that happens but i woulndt push it. I dont know if you can just pull the upper ball joint out to reomve the half shaft or not.

My guess for labor would be about 200 depedning on the shop.
 
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So it's called a Cv axle? the only thing thats broken is the plastic cone shaped part... and then whatever the hells leaking all over...
 
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Originally Posted by Kevooo
So it's called a Cv axle? the only thing thats broken is the plastic cone shaped part... and then whatever the hells leaking all over...

that is a sealed rubber boot..it has grease inside becuase the CV joint is a gear it needs lube..you broke the rubber boot meanin all the grease has leaked out..after time it will get hot from turnin with no grease and break then you will be spending more money then just fixin a CV
 
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yeah, dont drive on it.....


i would get it fixed ASAP....because if it snaps, ALOT more stuff will break....

When i took mine out to replace my axle seals and pinion seal, it was a PAIN IN THE ****

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Originally Posted by HighRollerII
that is a sealed rubber boot..it has grease inside becuase the CV joint is a gear it needs lube..you broke the rubber boot meanin all the grease has leaked out..after time it will get hot from turnin with no grease and break then you will be spending more money then just fixin a CV
Not to mention contamination from mud/sand/water etc that it could already have.. I did a sheity ghetto rigged bandage job with my upper ball joints when the boots on them cracked; I just cleaned them up, packed with lube, and put on new boots.. lasted a few months but they got damaged from not having lube and getting sand in them, so they're shot.
 
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Would it be fine to drive 30 miles or so to the shop or would i be better off gettin it towed?
 
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drive it...kevin, definetly the cv, just have it replaced. call me if you need a ride, i'm off tommorow and wednesday
 
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drive it...kevin, definetly the cv, just have it replaced. call me if you need a ride, i'm off tommorow and wednesday
You think youd be down to follow me up to Hollywood Lincoln Mercury either tommorow or wednesday? the only thing is i have to be at work at 10am tommorow and 9am on wed so it would have to be kinda early in the am.... ill fill u up on gas and stuff, just let me know...

& whats the deal with all those pics and videos from today, i wanna see them!
 
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yea i would drive it, if its only 30 miles just take it easy on her. sucks it broke. catch it on something?
 
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Originally Posted by Kevooo
You think youd be down to follow me up to Hollywood Lincoln Mercury either tommorow or wednesday? the only thing is i have to be at work at 10am tommorow and 9am on wed so it would have to be kinda early in the am.... ill fill u up on gas and stuff, just let me know...

& whats the deal with all those pics and videos from today, i wanna see them!
Wednesday is a plan!

Just call me.

Vids are being uploaded, it's taking FOREVER...I'm using photobucket b/c it's a little faster than my server for some reason.
 
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yea i would drive it, if its only 30 miles just take it easy on her. sucks it broke. catch it on something?
I think he hit a rock underwater. We were in a swamp/muck/lake kinda thing and he hit a ledge underwater (I remember where it was, it's on one of the vids you will see when I get done uploading) and I think thats what did it.

Offtopic: Zach, you know way more about this than I do, whats the deal with the limit straps for the superlift? Does he need them or what? He had it professionally installed and it is kinda strange to have limit straps on just the little lift he has. He doenst even have his tbars up (they will be after the AAL/shackle though)
 
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Do the superlift shocks have an internal limit? If not then you would need straps.
 
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Originally Posted by Cape Fear
Do the superlift shocks have an internal limit? If not then you would need straps.
IIRC they do. But if they didn't limit straps would be right...I wasn't even thinking of that!!!
 
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what the heck is IIRC..lol ive seen it so many times..whats the deal with that..
 
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Originally Posted by HighRollerII
what the heck is IIRC..lol ive seen it so many times..whats the deal with that..
if i recall correctly
 
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those limit straps are there because Superlift claims under full droop the shocks come in contact with the CV, i don't believe it because this doesn't effect my truck at all. when bill called Superlift about it that is what they told him. under full droop its close but not that close...
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard
those limit straps are there because Superlift claims under full droop the shocks come in contact with the CV, i don't believe it because this doesn't effect my truck at all. when bill called Superlift about it that is what they told him. under full droop its close but not that close...
Ohhhh, I see.

Thanks for the clarification.
 
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