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2003 CV joints

I was changing my oil today and was checking the underside of the boxster. I noticed a tear in my right CJ joint boot. I have heard ZERO noise out of the joint....

what's the best way to fix this? new boot with repack? Complete new joint assembly? If I just replace the boot what is the odd's of problems later on (assuming a very good cleaning and repack of grease)

I do my own maintenance, I have not replaced one of these yet (48K miles) so this will be a first, but have Wayne's book and have read how to do this.....

thanks for the feedback

Old 05-30-2011, 08:51 AM
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I've had very good luck repairing such by cleaning and repacking the CV joint and, of course, replacing the torn boot.

It is a messy job, but not all that difficult.
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CV Joints

Wow guys, deva vu!

I just changed my oil this weekend on my 03 S, and discovered my boots are torn as well. I'll be going through the same process. Good thing is that there is no clicking while driving, so I'm going to keep it really clean until the change, and hoping that a thorough cleaning, new grease and boots will do the trick. It's worth taking a chance on this approach when you look at the prices for new axles, even from Wayne.

Good luck, and let's update on how it goes.

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I also had a torn boot. Apparently this is a common problem on 6 speed transmissions due to the higher mounting point of the tranny, leading to increased CV angle.
I replaced mine back in Nov 10, right (driver in Aussie) inner.
There are a couple of good threads on here about repalcemets.
The only thing I found, was that when you take the joint apart, make note of which way the drive cog goes back on the shaft.
It will go on either way, but the circlip will only go on the end of the shaft when the drive cog is oriented correctly.
Took about three hours and some home brew.
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