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Old 11-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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I've installed cardone axles 2 times before and the ride has always been good. But the problem with both installs is the boots always started surface cracking after year two and the cans were loose at the seems in that the grease was slinging from it. Cardone uses grease, never oil.

If the cans are tight, than an Astoria reboot is good option, if not, than new cans would be needed. Which means the axle joints would need to be pressed out.

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looks like you nailed it.

The driver side is not yet slinging grease, but its awful wet all around, so both axles turn out to be junk.



The passenger axle boots were really hardened rubber, compared to the driver side. what a waste of money these axles turned out to be

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Old 11-06-2013, 11:33 PM
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They are both reman axles. Quality of ride and noise has been excellent. If I hadn't been under there related to the shock, I would never have noticed they were an issue. Weirdly there does appear to be no oil or grease in either boot, its certainly not leaking out in a way I would expect.
In the First Year I got My Car I replaced the Axles with Cardone rebuilt Axles. The Boots lasted somewhere within 3-4 years and started cracking.

The Cardone Axles were rebuilt with Grease.
I one of the threads I believe some one said that they ask CVJ about the Oil Verses Grease issue and CVJ said they used Grease.

When I rebooted the Car Done Axles I left as much of the Original Grease inside as I could and added more and even some in the Boots.
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looks like you nailed it.

The driver side is not yet slinging grease, but its awful wet all around, so both axles turn out to be junk.
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The passenger axle boots were really hardened rubber, compared to the driver side. what a waste of money these axles turned out to be
I bet you still have a warranty on this. You might want to try take advantage of this.
http://my.cardone.com/English/Club/Products/Brakes/Warranty/16107WARR%20Caliper-Booster%20Warranty.pdf


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cool thanks!

do you consider the astoria flexx universal boot to be better than the empi or other brands available listed on pelican? Its better rubber?
With the Boots that look like the stock Boots you cannot stretch them over the Cans like you can with the Astoria or the Dorman Boots.

To use the Stock Boots on the Axle with the Cans on each end (a Homokinetic Axle)you need to un-crimp one of the the Cans and use a Hydraulic Press to press one of the Spiders off.
When it goes back together you need to restore the Seal around the Can Seam and Crimp over that Seam.

If you have an Annular Axle (has Bolts going through a Housing on one end of the Axles) you can take apart the End with the Bolts and slide the stock type Boots on.

Even if you don't plan to do the job yourself you can look in the DIY and see how it is done.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:33 AM
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Annular the axle end can be removed to slip on a new boot without stretching it over the can?

I thought it was the same procedure for both annular and homokinetic
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Annular the axle end can be removed to slip on a new boot without stretching it over the can?

I thought it was the same procedure for both annular and homokinetic
the annular axles have a circlip on the differential end, under the plate that's closest to the diff stub. pop off the plate, remove the clip, slide the joint apart, clean the axle shaft, and slide on new boots. no stretching needed...

now... where can I find OE axle boots? MB does not sell them.
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Have you considered self-healing silicone tape?

3M Electrical - Product Catalog - US:*Scotch® 70 Self-Fusing Silicone Rubber Electrical Tape, 1 in x 30 ft (25 mm x 9,1 m), 24 per carton

I've seen similar tapes in hardware stores (plumbing isle)
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the annular axles have a circlip on the differential end, under the plate that's closest to the diff stub. pop off the plate, remove the clip, slide the joint apart, clean the axle shaft, and slide on new boots. no stretching needed...

now... where can I find OE axle boots? MB does not sell them.
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