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Old 03-05-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Torn CV boot 2017 wrx

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So over the weekend I was installing my coilovers on my 17 wrx and when I was removing the oem struts it got stuck on top of the passenger side outer CV boot and created a small tear. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do
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Old 03-05-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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Yep, go buy a new axle. Dealer isn't going to warranty your mistakes.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Or buy a boot-kit from a dealer.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #4
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Subaru gives you a complete axle at no extra charge when you order a front outer boot. Front outer boots aren't serviced for 2017 WRX, nor many other later model Subarus...
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:49 PM   #5
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You can buy OEM boots, inner or outer, for the front or rear axles.

To service the outer boot, you must remove the inner bearing/race assembly and inner boot to do so.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:50 PM   #6
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I looked at the boot and couldn't find a tear or leak from anywhere. But there is a lot of thick green liquid in the wheel well
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:46 PM   #7
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Yep, go buy a new axle. Dealer isn't going to warranty your mistakes.
Did he say anything about trying to get the dealer to fix his mistake for free / under warranty? I've been known to not read things as carefully as I should, but I missed the part where OP said he was trying to perpetrate warranty fraud.

Geez.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:58 PM   #8
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Or buy a boot-kit from a dealer.
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This. Super easy once the axle is off the car. You can get the boot, clips, grease and clamps in a kit from the dealer. I just rebooted (lol) one axle on mine, did inner and outer. Tomorrow I'm doing the other side. It is pretty messy though, be prepared to get grease on all the things.

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I looked at the boot and couldn't find a tear or leak from anywhere. But there is a lot of thick green liquid in the wheel well

That is the grease, it won't come out unless it's spinning pretty fast and since it's a small hole it isn't going to make a big mess on the boot. It's there....waiting for you
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #9
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What did you end up doing about this? I just ordered a boot kit for mine from Subaru. Curious what your course of action was?
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