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Edwardafoster
Edward ... 8/26/2010
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Base 6Cyl4.5L - Steering & Suspension
Grease leaking on front rim
There is a lot of lubricant leaking onto the driver's side front rim. The large ball behind the wheel is covered with this liquid. The opposite side is dry.
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  • AC130 Spectre
    AC130 Spectre 8/26/2010
    Your CV joints are leaking, it can be a cheap or expensive fix, WHY?

    Because if your mechanic tells you its just the boot, then you will pay like 20 bucks for it
    But if he tells you its the joint, its gonna cost you a couple of hundred bucks.
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    Edwardafoster 8/28/2010
    The mechanic did a repair three years ago. It was a steering knuckle rebuild kit. He also replaced the bearing. He gave me an option of a used front end for $2700. I declined and went with the repair for $600. Now, three years and 40k miles later I'm in the same predicament. I guess I'll go with the $640 repair again?
  • HouseCallAuto
    HouseCallAuto 8/26/2010
    Have the drive axle replaced. If the boot is torn and has been like that for a while it is likely that the CV joint is bad by now. Do not consider just changing the boot.
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    HouseCallAuto
    Edwardafoster 8/28/2010
    The mechanic did a repair three years ago. It was a steering knuckle rebuild kit. He also replaced the bearing. He gave me an option of a used front end for $2700. I declined and went with the repair for $600. Now, three years and 40k miles later I'm in the same predicament. I guess I'll go with the $640 repair again?
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