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Old 11-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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Can you explain this process further? My axle boot is torn which caused fluid (oil) to leak out, so Am I correct in assuming that I don't need new CV joints? They is no sound coming from the rearend just oil dripping out of the torn boot. Thanks in advance...
Well in my case I can see inside the boot and all of the oil has clearly leaked out.

You can simply rap the boot with duct tape. How much has leaked out?
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Check the Pick n Pull yards. Just because this is the end of the line for all these fine pieces of engenering, there are good parts on them.

I pulled an axle off an old beat up ratty rusty 240D last June in Portland Oregon at a PNP, the PO had just replaced the R/R axle, wasn`t even dirty. $25 out the door.

There are a ton of W126 in the PNP from the clunker program, most are the 2nd gen 126, so not sure if the axles are the same as the first generation like the 300SD.

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There aren't any good yards around my town and the pick n pull in cleveland only has a 126
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First, this is not a repair, this is like first aid to get your car back to the house, or shop for repairs.

They make some really sticky grease. its blue.... I can't remember the name of it, think it was chevron brand. anyway, using a spoon pack the grease into the rip, until everything is covered in it. if you have duct tape, like Jeremy said, wrap it up and use some baling wire, and you are good to roll.

I didn't have duct tape. it took about 4 hours for the grease to fall out. then i had to re-spoon it.

When I got home I installed a pick n pull axle.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:08 PM
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First, this is not a repair, this is like first aid to get your car back to the house, or shop for repairs.

They make some really sticky grease. its blue.... I can't remember the name of it, think it was chevron brand. anyway, using a spoon pack the grease into the rip, until everything is covered in it. if you have duct tape, like Jeremy said, wrap it up and use some baling wire, and you are good to roll.

I didn't have duct tape. it took about 4 hours for the grease to fall out. then i had to re-spoon it.

When I got home I installed a pick n pull axle.
I know it isn't a repair. It's just enough to keep me held up until Christmas.

The axle isn't making noise so I'm hoping I can buy time until I get it replaced this christmas.
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DO NOT buy the advance auto $100 axles, they aren't worth a damn. I bought them(I drive essentially a parts car) and the boots ripped after 20k.
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So let me get this straight, I need to replace me axle even thought the CV joint is okay? I just want a new boot, what do I do?
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So let me get this straight, I need to replace me axle even thought the CV joint is okay? I just want a new boot, what do I do?
Well for me at the moment it is a bit more cost effective to just get a whole new axle as opposed to repacking the old one and hoping my 1500 miles of driving haven't damaged it.

For you a repack is in order. Dieselgiant has a great write up on it, but he skips all of the steps that are the hardest (removing the tire, draining the differential, and other misc stuff I don't remember).

I'm almost tempted to do this myself. I just wish I had more time before school!
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So to buy me some time I went all crazy on some gear goop stuff from Chevron and I got a lot of duct tape.

I filled the boot with the goop and sealed it with duct tape.

Tell me what you think It was a lot harder to do then it looks since I don't have a jack right now


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Coming from a guy who had a "365 Days of Duct Tape" daily calander.... I approve!

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Want to place bets on how long it's going to last?
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So to buy me some time I went all crazy on some gear goop stuff from Chevron and I got a lot of duct tape.

I filled the boot with the goop and sealed it with duct tape.

Tell me what you think It was a lot harder to do then it looks since I don't have a jack right now


I this that borders on offensive, personally, but I understand you just want to get the axle to hold up another month. Whatever works!
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DO NOT buy the advance auto $100 axles, they aren't worth a damn. I bought them(I drive essentially a parts car) and the boots ripped after 20k.

I have you beat: my Advance auto axle failed before the car came off of the jack stands. The boot on the second one started leaking within 1 mile, then the inner join came apart after maybe 3000 miles. Definitely not worth it!

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DO NOT buy the advance auto $100 axles, they aren't worth a damn. I bought them(I drive essentially a parts car) and the boots ripped after 20k.

If I get 20k out of them I'll consider that reasonable for the $70/side. If I count correctly the axle swap is about 8 bolts and a c-clip harder than changing the diff fluid. I can spare an afternoon and $140 every 2 years...
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I this that borders on offensive, personally, but I understand you just want to get the axle to hold up another month. Whatever works!
I do too. I am mildy embarrassed I had to do this.

On the other hand, I am quite tempted to be a lazy redneck and see how long it lasts
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