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Old 08-03-2010, 02:29 PM
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I came across a problem when I got home yesterday and I happened to catch this. When I discovered the problem I also found grease splattered all over the underbody around it. What am I looking at here? All I know is that I have a tear in the boot. This is the front driver side wheel you are looking at btw. I assume its the bearing


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Old 08-03-2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: What is this?

Thats the outer cv joint boot on the four wheel drive. You can replace that but do it soon before it starts making noise because youll have to replace the joint then!
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:56 PM
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ok thanks. you said that its for the 4wd. Will it blow out the joint in 2wd mode also? I'm just curious. I'll be fixing it very soon either way.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:21 PM
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Is the boot just tore or the CV joint bad?

Looks like just the boot may be torn. Are you experiencing any problems with the truck in 4wd?
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:43 PM
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nope no problems. Haven't used the 4wd since February
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