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Old 04-12-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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Can anyone suggest a shop that can fix this for me? Iím located in North Hollywood. The pic is from the under the passenger side. I think the rubber boot is leaking grease. It looks like its coming from the axel boot closes to the transmission thatís causing the leak. Please correct me if Iím wrong. I donít want to take it to the dealership since they are going to over charge me. I just want the job done right since this is my daily driver and I donít want the problem re-occurring or costing me more money to fix. And if someone can give me an estimate on how much it will cost for those who had this problem as well. Thanks in advance
by the way the car has about 60k miles if this helps any


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Old 04-13-2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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north hollywood? bring it up to yimi! those dudes will treat you right
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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suby specialties monrovia --been there for over 15 years and they do it right

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #4
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any suggestions on how much this will cost?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:25 AM   #5
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looks like your CV boot's inner strap is loose, leaking out grease.
When I lived in the Valley I would take my car to Jamie at ESX,
but that was back in the day at their old shop in NoHo.
It's a pretty easy fix if you have the right tools (done mine in about 1 1/2hours)
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:38 AM   #6
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looks like your CV boot's inner strap is loose, leaking out grease.
When I lived in the Valley I would take my car to Jamie at ESX,
but that was back in the day at their old shop in NoHo.
It's a pretty easy fix if you have the right tools (done mine in about 1 1/2hours)
should i buy the cv boot replacement? or the whole axle assembly
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:35 AM   #7
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any cost estimates
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #8
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north hollywood? bring it up to yimi! those dudes will treat you right
+1 on yimi sport there just 30 min drive from you
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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open to more suggestions right now
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:49 PM   #10
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If boot is not damaged(holes all the way not just cracked) than just shove some grease in there and buy a hose clamp to fit axle. wait till boot fails and replace boot and grease. this is the $1.00 fix. it will last as long as the boot does, sometimes 10,000 miles sometimes not
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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looks like your CV boot's inner strap is loose, leaking out grease.
When I lived in the Valley I would take my car to Jamie at ESX,
but that was back in the day at their old shop in NoHo.
It's a pretty easy fix if you have the right tools (done mine in about 1 1/2hours)
Jamie is LONG gone..lol back in Aussieland

if your car is stock...take it to independent Subaru on Lankershim. (he wont touch a modified car - says they dont fit on his lift..lol nice guy though)

As far as price...well i was able to remove my own axle so he charged me 50 bux (IIRC) to put the boot on (i bought my own straps/boots and grease @ the dealership)...since i dont have the strap tool

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Axle boot, strap, grease, and axle nut
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:00 PM   #12
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Jamie is LONG gone..lol back in Aussieland

if your car is stock...take it to independent Subaru on Lankershim. (he wont touch a modified car - says they dont fit on his lift..lol nice guy though)

As far as price...well i was able to remove my own axle so he charged me 50 bux (IIRC) to put the boot on (i bought my own straps/boots and grease @ the dealership)...since i dont have the strap tool

shopping list:
Axle boot, strap, grease, and axle nut
My car is no where near stock. So that shop is out of the question. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Unfortunately I don't have the tools to do the job nor the time to do it. So it looks like I'm going to be taking it to a shop. But till then I might try the shove grease and clap it till I have enough time to schedule an appointmet.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:01 AM   #13
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Jamie is LONG gone..lol back in Aussieland
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shopping list:
Axle boot, strap, grease, and axle nut
damn that sucks about Jamie,
he was a good guy.

As for the other suggestion, i'd inspect the boot to make
sure there are no pinhole tears anywhere, if that's the case
the clamp tightening tool is like $20 at Sears, problem is i think
you'll need a new clamp before you can really tighten it down.
If you had the time & tools, it would only cost you around $15 ($10 for boot and clamp $5 for grease)
but since you don't, i'd say Yimi, since it's close, but Suby Specialties
is top notch too (just pricey, but worth it).
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:25 PM   #14
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nvm....

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:42 PM   #15
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ok i can help you remove the axle, but your going to have to take it somewhere to have it rebuilt...you can do what i did and take it to independent subaru and he'll charge you (50-65 - i really cant remember) to rebuild it...but i think he closes at 12 or 1 on a saturday (im free to help early saturday morning). Itll only take a few mins to get the axle off - and we can discuss payment

shopping list:
Boot - just replace it
Straps
Grease - independent asks for it
ROLL PIN - forgot that on the last one - (the littel metal pin that locks the axle in)
New Axle Nut

if that sounds good, then call the dude over there (Avi i think his name is) and see if you can drop your axle off - he turned mine around in an hour. and PM me to let me know you want me to help you out
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #16
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hit up chalard in burbank..

cool old thai dude... did mine when i first slammed my car (tore the boot days after hahaha)

then raised it up but yea..

it was a little over 100+ with the parts and labor

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Old 04-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #17
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:37 PM   #18
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Talk to Wayne at Solo Performance, he is on Sherman Way just west of Coldwater, next door to the strip club. Phone is 780-0378. Very honest, very good. He has worked on several cars for me and others, no complaints. Good luck!
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #19
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I'm having the same problem! Almost all of the grease on the passenger side CV boot has leaked out and now my driver side is starting to leak too. I took it to my local suby dealer and they wanted 340 for just 1 side! Pepboys wanted 40bucks to tighten it but they said it might not help. Man i need a cheap fix asap
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #20
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I'm having the same problem! Almost all of the grease on the passenger side CV boot has leaked out and now my driver side is starting to leak too. I took it to my local suby dealer and they wanted 340 for just 1 side! Pepboys wanted 40bucks to tighten it but they said it might not help. Man i need a cheap fix asap
thats why i dont want to go the subaru dealership. where are you located maybe we can get a group rate going if we go to the same shop. when i get some prices estimates i can let you know where the best one is if you want
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #21
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65 dollars an hour in most mod shops. good luck
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