wee problem... apparently my near and offside outer constant velocity joint gaitors are badly corroded... to be honest i have no idea what they are, where they are or how much cash ill need to throw at it to make it go away. any help would be appreciated as always.
CV gaitor replacement requires the removal of the suspention and drive shaft, if the CV joint needs replacing this needs to be done, but if it is just the gaitor you can get a split gaitor that you place arround the CV joint and glue it together and it does work, I did it for my last MOT and they are still in place! They cost about £10 each. Its a bit of a messy job cos of the grease and takes about an hour each side, if you go down this route PM me and I will go through the procedure with you, it is quite simple.
cheers guys. any idea where i could buy them from? apparently i also need power steering pipes? i knew the bottle was cracked and power steering fluid was leaking from there, but apparently there is major leakage from the pipe. must be getting onto the belt because its squeeling badly. rushing says he might have a bottle and pipes but says he thinks the bottle is bigger on a jspec? any idea if the pipes would fit both j and espec's?
I have just fitted a pair of Split boots to my mates Bighorn (no giggling at the back please)
these only take around half an hour each side and as long as you are carefull to keep everything clean it's a doddle to do. the manufacturers are a firm called Bailcast http://www.bailcast.com/uniboot.htm give them a ring they are really helpful and they will sell direct. it cost just under £30 including postage for a pair.
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