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Old 05-24-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default CV joint issues? Anyone had these?

My right front CV joint appears to be going on my 06 NA Baja. This car ONLY has 33,900 miles on it! (Yes, it's not my daily driver). I want to take it in and get the dealer to fix it, because obviously it is a manufacturer defect (Of course going to the dealer means I miss a day of work, they're no where near my job).

Needless to say, I'm not thrilled.

Has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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No no CV issues yet thankfully...

Isnt your dealer open saturday? (or whatever day you have off that isnt a sunday?)
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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I'm not sure if they're open Saturdays (the service department at least). Sometimes they are, but last time I checked they were closed Saturdays. Also I don't know if I want to be without the car for an entire week (as when they were open Saturdays, it was only like a half day, so I'd probably have to drop it off).
Getting this fixed is going to be a pain.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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^It shouldn't take an entire day to change out a CV joint. (just installed a re-manufactured axle in my 04., it took a little over an hour) If your dealer is open half day on Saturdays that would be plenty of time for them to do it. (as long as they have the parts in stock)
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #5
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ya if it takes too weeks fine... if the part is not in stock let them look at it, see its bad, order it and install it next week.

(and you have the car for the week between them looking at it and installing it)
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:56 PM   #6
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When you set up your appointment to have it fixed just have them give you a loaner car in the mean time. A decent dealer will have a small fleet of loaner cars for situations just like this.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:59 PM   #7
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When I had my 06' NA Baja, I had problems with the CV boots leaking grease. The dealership replaced the passenger side half-shaft(inner one) and six months later they replaced the drivers side one as well. I traded that one in for an 06' Turbo Baja and so far at 22K miles, no problems. It makes me wonder if that "quirk" is contained to the NA Baja's alone.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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My '03 NA passenger side one was replaced before the warrenty was up as well. dealer said it was common.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #9
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Mine is an 03 and I just had the passenger side replaced as it is near the exhaust manifold so the rubber was going. The other is getting there now and I just hit the 100,000 mark last week.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #10
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All FWD and AWD vehicles regardless of make will have this problem. The reason is that rubber boot that covers the CV joint which gets road dirt and debris is also sitting below an engine that is a few hundred degrees and an exhaust(right side). That will cause the boots to dry out and crack, thus leading to splitting open.

I have seen 2 Subaru's where this happened within the first 36,000 miles. The norm is around 70k and higher.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #11
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My first CV joint boot was replaced around 12k and the other at 15k. I think its the way they are "clamped on" from the factory. The dealership replaced the whole CV joint on both sides because my car was under warranty and it was easier.....according to their mechanic.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:43 PM   #12
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Front passenger side went out--out of warranty. Dealer price $600-700. $60 for a rebuilt assembly and 2 hrs at the local tire shop got 'er done.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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I just replaced my Passesger side boot I cought it just after she ripped. we cleaned and inspected the joint it look good and we put it all back together..
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 AM   #14
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:54 PM   #15
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I actually just took my 03 Baja to the dealer yesterday to replace the driver's side front axle and CV joint, only took them about two hours to fix. My car has 87k miles on it, but now I need the front passenger bearing replaced, that's a costly problem..
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