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Old 23 Jun 2004, 10:09 pm
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If you have seen small splats of grease in your front wheels, most likely have a broken CV Joint Boot!

I posted some time back about my right hand boot being broken. Well the dealer says they changed it and guess what??? It's back! but now I found some specks of grease in the left hand front wheel. removed it and there it was... grease coming out of the other boot. Now the car will be going for two boot changes and re-greasing the CV joints one of them for the second time.[xx(]

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Old 23 Jun 2004, 10:35 pm
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 23 Jun 2004, 11:22 pm
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I was wondering where the grease was coming from. I thought it was leaking from the lower ball joint. Now I know where to look this weekend. My is on the driverside and it start a few months ago, a little splatter at a time. Thanks for the info.

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Old 23 Jun 2004, 11:26 pm
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I was wondering where the grease was coming from. It started about a few months ago and finally I got under the car today and check. I thought it was coming from the lower control arm ball joint. But that a seal unit I thought. I guess I know what I am doing this weekend, thanks for the info.

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Old 24 Jun 2004, 07:34 am
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That is how it started in mine (one or two drops on the wheel). When I pulled the tire out, the entire suspension was full of grease including the inside part of the break caliper.

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We broke mine when we installed the struts. Weird how yours just broke like...anyone messing with the suspension??
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Old 24 Jun 2004, 09:05 am
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Paw,
If you notice grease, a few months ago, it may be time for a new axle. I just hope the boot isn't empty of the grease, because then you would have a water cv joint which turns into a rust cv joint quickly.
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Old 24 Jun 2004, 06:29 pm
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Sakigt,

Yep, It just started to do it all by itself. No suspension mods whatsover in my car. BTW My car only has 9000 miles.

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Old 24 Jun 2004, 11:02 pm
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I got underneath the car today and it seems dry around the CV boot. Took it out for a drive with all the windows open, can't hear any noise coming from the front end while cornering. Should I assume my CV joint is ok? Poked my finger into where the ball joint grease nipple would have been it, it felt slick at that location but dry at the passenger side. Could it be possible the grease is being force out of the bottom seal? I know they don't make grease fitting for any ball joint in newer vehicle. Any idea?

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Old 26 Jun 2004, 11:27 am
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On both sides of the car, the grease came out below the lower retaning ring. I Can't move it but the G-forces in this area makes the grease filter out from the boot. there is no crack or slit on the boot itself. it look like the retaining ring is the cause.

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