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Old 05-09-12, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Temporary CV Joint boot repair

I have a split outer passenger side boot, heard the popping noise while turning and checked it out online. I don't have the money right now to have the axle replaced, as was recommended in threads I found via search. Would using a split boot repair kit be okay ONLY TEMPORARILY? I could get the cash within two weeks or so for the replacement.

Would the kit be usable for two, maybe three weeks as I acquire funds for the replacement? Planning on buying a new axle, and will be replacing it myself.
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You might be able to get away for a SHORT time but I HIGHLY recommend you replace with a new CV axle. That popping noise is an indicator of damage already done to that axle. A boot will just cover up the area.
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And drive/turn light. I've seen them snap before.
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If its popping its to late. Just save your money and buy a new axle. Not a reman
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If its popping its to late. Just save your money and buy a new axle. Not a reman
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On the quick fix 'cause you need the car now thing. I've put Saran wrap and ty-wraps on an axle and run it 800kM including very dusty roads and got away with it. That was when I was re-building them myself. And to be honest, that really only meant new boot, clean and repack grease.

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Now that I don't do that anymore, I find the 'swap for rebuilt' shops are a very good deal. I've done this with VW and Toyota driveshafts and can not see any reason Honda/Acura would be different.
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