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#1 Roger Stokes

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:49 AM

I`m changeing out all the wheel bearing in my 2001 forester. I noticed the cv boots on the inner front are split so as I`m inspecting them I noticed a slit play in and out of the outer cv joint not any play in twisting it back and forth though. Is this standard to have a slit play in and out? They were changed about 40,000 miles ago.
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#2 grossgary

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:23 AM

Sounds normal to me. Reboot them, the inners fails due to heat from the exhaust i believe. Wish they'd come up with better boots.

I rebooted newish axles last year (split due to a lift), they had been vibrating terribly and i destroyed them for 4,000 miles - rebooted and they've been smooth as silk since! Good axles are quite robust.




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