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Old 11 Oct 2010, 08:06 am
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About a month ago I replaced the front wheel bearings due to slight play in the wheel. I was looking at new tires and was told that they would not warrant them unless I replaced the bearings...Of course they wanted $400 to do it. When we were putting everything back, I noticed the right front CV joint boot had a slight nick in it - yesterday I see that it has slung grease all around. CRAP... So now I guess I'll have to replace the axle.

How critical is it? I.E., as-soon-as-possible or what?
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Old 11 Oct 2010, 02:54 pm
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First off, tires are warrantied by the manufacturer, not the store that sells them. They cannot legally refuse a warranty for you because of a pre-existing condition.

Secondly, the CV boot is replaceable. There's no need to replace the entire axle shaft.

Thirdly, it's critical. Get it fixed before the CV joint runs dry.
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Old 20 Oct 2010, 06:54 am
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Got the right half-axle replaced last week for $210 - and they tightened the axle nuts (now how did they get loose?). When I get home, I find a leak from the oil cooler (at the filter)!!!!! A gob of sealant for now until I can find that part.

So after not two-years of owning a car I thought I wanted - I'm really not happy with it and looking. For the miles on it (63k) it's making me wonder; what's next?
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Old 20 Oct 2010, 08:17 am
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its hard to say but when you buy a used car it is a used car

some have replaced wheel bearings over and over some have never replaced them

cooling fans are junk and will die

in 30,000 or so you will HAVE to do the timing belt and that is big dollar (between $800-$1000)

the multi function switch is overloaded from the factory

I could go on but a used car i what the name says used and it will need maintenance

Its hard to say how it was treated in its earlier life
and what was done to keep it up and running Id check it over really good and do as much preventive maintenance as you can and hope for the best
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