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Old 23 Oct 2011, 08:58 am   #1 (permalink)
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I have 2007 corolla that is leaking oil in the area of right front wheel,it
has only 2,5000 miles on it,I suspect it must be a seal on drive shaft?,I am
wondering if I am still covered 60 mo warranty for the drive train.Boy I am
really thinking toyota has lost it's quality ,I had 94 Acura Integra with
over 100 thousand miles ,not a drop of oil.What lubricates those front wheel
dive shafts ,transmission fluid ,by the it is auto transmission.Thanks

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Old 23 Oct 2011, 09:28 am   #2 (permalink)
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In article <j816hb$a9r$1@dont-email.me>, "pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com>
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> I have 2007 corolla that is leaking oil in the area of right front wheel,it
> has only 2,5000 miles on it,I suspect it must be a seal on drive shaft?,I am
> wondering if I am still covered 60 mo warranty for the drive train.Boy I am
> really thinking toyota has lost it's quality


yes, it's the CV boot. You can always ask about warranty, but this is
repair. You ran over something.

This isn't a quality thing. You ran over something that tore the rubber
boot. That's what happens when you drive on the road.

Would you bitch about Toyota quality if you ran over something sharp
that flattened your tire?
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Old 23 Oct 2011, 09:31 am   #3 (permalink)
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In article <j816hb$a9r$1@dont-email.me>, "pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com>
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> What lubricates those front wheel
> dive shafts ,transmission fluid ,by the it is auto transmission.


And BTW, neither. The CV joint is greased when it's put together and
installed; the CV boot is clamped on either end, and holds the grease in
and keeps the road crud out.

When the rubber boot tears, as it does when you drive over something,
the grease starts flinging out and road crud gets inside the CV joint.

Depending on how long this has been going on, your CV joint may or may
not have damage. Most people put another boot on, put more grease in,
and go--unless they have firm knowledge of damage that's obvious.

Others simply swap out the shaft with a rebuilt one, ready to go. That
way you get a new joint without damage. Your path of repair depends on
your mechanic.
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Old 23 Oct 2011, 10:23 am   #4 (permalink)
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I did not ride over anything,I can assure you of that,my wife& I are both in
our mid 70,s

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In article <j816hb$a9r$1@dont-email.me>, "pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com>
wrote:

> What lubricates those front wheel
> dive shafts ,transmission fluid ,by the it is auto transmission.


And BTW, neither. The CV joint is greased when it's put together and
installed; the CV boot is clamped on either end, and holds the grease in
and keeps the road crud out.

When the rubber boot tears, as it does when you drive over something,
the grease starts flinging out and road crud gets inside the CV joint.

Depending on how long this has been going on, your CV joint may or may
not have damage. Most people put another boot on, put more grease in,
and go--unless they have firm knowledge of damage that's obvious.

Others simply swap out the shaft with a rebuilt one, ready to go. That
way you get a new joint without damage. Your path of repair depends on
your mechanic.

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Old 23 Oct 2011, 10:50 am   #5 (permalink)
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In article <j81bh4$bm6$1@dont-email.me>, "pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com>
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> I did not ride over anything,I can assure you of that,my wife& I are both in
> our mid 70,s


What does being in your mid-70s have to do with things in the road
coming up and tearing your CV boot?

Check the warranty status, because anything could happen--but most
likely this is the result of the boot being torn by road debris.

This has NOTHING to do with your perceived sudden lack of quality from
Toyota.
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Old 23 Oct 2011, 11:12 am   #6 (permalink)
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"pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>I did not ride over anything,I can assure you of that,my wife& I are both
>in our mid 70,s
>


That does not mean anything.




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Old 23 Oct 2011, 12:51 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On 23/10/2011 10:23 AM, pacca wrote:
> I did not ride over anything,I can assure you of that,my wife& I are
> both in our mid 70,s
>
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote in message
> news:elmop-A6E196.10313523102011@news.eternal-september.org...
>
> In article <j816hb$a9r$1@dont-email.me>, "pacca" <snoopy@nospam.com>
> wrote:
>
>> What lubricates those front wheel
>> dive shafts ,transmission fluid ,by the it is auto transmission.

>
> And BTW, neither. The CV joint is greased when it's put together and
> installed; the CV boot is clamped on either end, and holds the grease in
> and keeps the road crud out.
>
> When the rubber boot tears, as it does when you drive over something,
> the grease starts flinging out and road crud gets inside the CV joint.
>
> Depending on how long this has been going on, your CV joint may or may
> not have damage. Most people put another boot on, put more grease in,
> and go--unless they have firm knowledge of damage that's obvious.
>
> Others simply swap out the shaft with a rebuilt one, ready to go. That
> way you get a new joint without damage. Your path of repair depends on
> your mechanic.

I have a 2007 Corolla CV model. No leaks so far -- knock on wood.

If you can squeeze under and check around the CV boot, you can confirm
any damage for yourself. If the CV boot appears scuffed it's probably
something you may have picked up on the road without even knowing about it.

Depending on where you drive, you could have driven through a snow
windrow during the winter that may have started the damage and the crack
eventually widened enough to leak during the summer. Or you could have
driven over a branch or a pot hole or some kind of garbage blowing
around on the street. It's a road hazard issue, just like getting a
flat tire.

It sucks getting these kind of problems when you are retired. The main
thing is to check your CV boots often, and at the first site of any oil
seepage, get them repaired before the CV joint becomes damaged by grit
or lack of lubrication.

Warranty might cover it , try and see as soon as possible. However if
the dealer determines the fault as road hazard related, you may have to
pay. At that point ask if they will share the cost with you, or at
least give you a senior's discount.

Good luck!




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Old 23 Oct 2011, 06:49 pm   #8 (permalink)
larry moe 'n curly
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pacca wrote:
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> I have 2007 corolla that is leaking oil in the area of right front wheel,it
> has only 2,5000 miles on it,I suspect it must be a seal on drive shaft?,I am
> wondering if I am still covered 60 mo warranty for the drive train.


If you see streaks or specks of oil or grease inside the wheel well,
then it's almost definitely the grease in the outer CV joint. What
does the oil look like? I think red indicates transmission fluid, but
it could also be power steering fluid. Brake fluid is slimey but
dissolves in water, and it also dissolves paint.
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