CV joint boots on 1993 Camry

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Old 20 Sep 2010, 02:48 pm   #1 (permalink)
Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By Jefferson M. Koonce
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I have a 1993 Camry with 350,000km (about 220k miles). One of the
outer boots for the CV joint is cracked. I just spoke with the local
Toyota garage, and they advised that it is not possible to replace the
outer boot - instead, the entire "assembly" needs to be replaced,
including the joint itself and the inner and outer boots, for a cost
of roughly $325 (twice that price for driver and passenger side).

That doesn't sound right to me - I thought the the outer boot could be
replaced as a preventative maintenance measure, so as to avoid the
need to replace the whole assembly.

Thoughts?

Thank you.
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Old 20 Sep 2010, 03:15 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By Jefferson M. Koonce"
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>I have a 1993 Camry with 350,000km (about 220k miles). One of the
> outer boots for the CV joint is cracked. I just spoke with the local
> Toyota garage, and they advised that it is not possible to replace the
> outer boot - instead, the entire "assembly" needs to be replaced,
> including the joint itself and the inner and outer boots, for a cost
> of roughly $325 (twice that price for driver and passenger side).
>
> That doesn't sound right to me - I thought the the outer boot could be
> replaced as a preventative maintenance measure, so as to avoid the
> need to replace the whole assembly.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Thank you.


That price would not surprise me at a Toyota dealership.

I have never done a Toyota, but you have to pull the halfshafts to really
replace any of these types of boots I have ever seen.. Yes, they
make a type of boot that you can put on there and glue the seam,
but they dont usually survive as long as it takes the glue to dry.
boots.

The last time I checked the prices on warrantied rebuilt shafts with new
joints
and boots, they were pretty reasonable. That has been 2-3 years
but I found them for about $100 exchange. (That was for a
Hyundai..The new ones were $400 each.)

You might want to look a little further before succumbing to the dealership
shop's prices.

Replacing these shafts is not impossible for a hobby mechanic. But there
are a few bumpy areas you will have to navigate.


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Old 21 Sep 2010, 12:37 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: CV joint boots on 1993 Camry

On 9/20/2010 11:48 AM, Human Factors in the Training of Pilots By
Jefferson M. Koonce wrote:
> I have a 1993 Camry with 350,000km (about 220k miles). One of the
> outer boots for the CV joint is cracked. I just spoke with the local
> Toyota garage, and they advised that it is not possible to replace the
> outer boot - instead, the entire "assembly" needs to be replaced,
> including the joint itself and the inner and outer boots, for a cost
> of roughly $325 (twice that price for driver and passenger side).
>
> That doesn't sound right to me - I thought the the outer boot could be
> replaced as a preventative maintenance measure, so as to avoid the
> need to replace the whole assembly.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Thank you.



Well, it depends on where you are located. Around here (Los Angeles)
many independent shops put ads in the Auto Trader and Recycler for
common services like timing belts and front wheel drive axle
replacement. About 2 years ago, I had the right hand side axle (CV joint
assembly including boots etc.) for about $100.

This is a common job on front wheel drive cars. Check around!

Regards,

DAve
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Old 21 Sep 2010, 08:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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The CV Boot kit at autozone is from $10.99 to $20.99. Now the question
is can you do it yourself. If not most of the labor is the same to
replace the boot. You could buy the Cv joint for $60 at autozone and
visit a small garage.


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Old 28 Sep 2010, 06:29 am   #5 (permalink)
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>I have a 1993 Camry with 350,000km (about 220k miles). One of the
> outer boots for the CV joint is cracked.


You can get the half shafts out on this model, dismantle them and replace
the boots. I've done that, but decided in the process that it was not worth
it. It is a b***d of a job if you don't have a high car hoist.

It is quite common (here in Oz anyway) to replace the half-shafts complete,
as the cost of a rebuilt unit is cheap and it lessens the labour cost.

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