1994 Mazda Protege

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  1. NVMY03GT

    NVMY03GT New Member

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    Mother in laws car, back in action.

    We were changing the oil this weekend, and we noticed something. Low and behold both CV joint boots are TOASTED, they are cracked in half.

    The good news is, the axle's still look very well greased.

    Now my question is, the half shalf itself is $110 per side, and yes both are dead. So thats $220 in parts alone. They also make a $20 repair kit, for the boot.

    How hard is it to do a repair boot kit? What do you all have to take off in order to replace the damaged boot? Is the repair pretty much good for a great length of time, or am I buying myself a few months here?

    Can someone please help?
     
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    $110 for axles? you're getting raped :rofl:
     
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    just buy 2 new CV boots for now & worry about the CVs themselves once the old duck starts hearing a knock while turning corners.
     
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    KiddX Tigth as Piston In Ferrari Engine!

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    while you have the car up on jacks... put a turbo engine in it
     
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    i require pictures of the 323!
     
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    That was Autozones price, Not sure why its so friggin high, I think thats for the half shaft.

    I was going to worry about just the boots but Is it just as easy to replace the whole damn assembly? am I just band-aiding the problem at hand?
     
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    is this a dohc or sohc pro?
     
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    SOHC
     
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    I did a boot job on mine and 50,000 miles later all is good so, yes, it's a permanent fix. However, I did mine immediately. If you wait too long then the joint will collect sand and ruin it. As to how it's done, you have to remove the axle, then strike the joint on its edge to separate it. Then clean the joint so that it's absolutely perfectly sand- and dirt- free. I used a degreaser then went the extra step of sloshing it in detergent and rinsing it with a garden hose. If you don't clean it thoroughly, then don't even bother doing the job.

    You might want to just go ahead and replace the entire assembly if you want to simplify your life...most people do. Honestly, it sounds like yours have been open for quite a while so they are probably no good anyway. An alternative is to slap on a "speedy boot" in which you don't have to remove anything. It's a boot that's open and you just slip it on and close it up. They don't last worth a damn though and is not worth it (IMO).
     
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    i just borrowed a digital camera, so i'll take some pics this weekend. be warned, it's not much to look at. :o
     
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    i don't care :eek3:

    the gt is off the road as of today :hsugh:
     
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    what for?
     
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    something broke. haven't had time to figure out what, i've been slammed with work and trying to get my nx running (spun a bearing)

    now that the nx is back, the gt will get the bugs worked out of it. and some upgrades :noes:
     
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    sweeeeeeeeeeeeet i own a sohc 1994 mazda protege.. i saw this thread and it got me excited for some reason. :dunno:
     
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    if the boots are badly worn, you may have dirt in the grease, and that'll cause the cv to fail -- even if you replace the boot.
     

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