inner pass side cv boot repair kit...

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inner pass side cv boot repair kit...

Postby p1bump » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:38 am

hey all, long time no post. I hope you are all doing well in these parts.

Doing the semi-annual 12k oil change on my wife's 04 1.8T mkiV Wagon I noticed grease slopped in a fancy stripe next to the motor mount and on the sway bar at the back of the motor. It appears the inner pass side CV boot has torn. I'm surprised due to the 70k and 2004 youth the car has in general, but alas, it is real.

I figured an axle swap would be most time efficient... but money being tight and me being curious I noticed on ECS tuning they had this boot replacement kit. http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Jetta_IV--1.8T/Drivetrain/Driveshaft/ES261688/

It's $23 or so, plus shipping and tax.

Brian, can you beat their deal? Has anyone done this particular job who can caution me with any warnings or major pitfalls? Is this a job well known to simply not attempt? Is it simply smarter to buy a replacement axle and swap it in?

I've done rebuilds that included dissasembly, cleaning, packing and reinstalling a new boot on other vehicles to save $ when $ was limited and time was not....
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Postby my02vr6 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:58 pm

Personally I would go for it if there were no other indications the axle/cv joint was bad. Especially if you've rebuilt cv joints in the past.
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Postby 03 20thGTI » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:25 pm

Was it a 5speed or Auto?

My price for the Auto Boot kit would be $32.27 which would include shipping & Tax... The brand is GKN (OEM).

My price on the 5 speed kit would be $34.11 which would include shipping & Tax... The brand is Rein.

If you have done this type of repair before than I say go for it... I would rather you spend less money on a boot kit before jumping into a CV joint kit or axle assembly.

Hit me up on IM.. I can get this kit with in a day.... :thumb:

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Postby p1bump » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:52 am

hey bri, done. I'll pm you. thanks dudes.
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Postby 03 20thGTI » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:00 am

Ordered Rich.... :thumb: I'll give you call on monday when the order arrives...... Thanks again for the Business... :wiggle:


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