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I have a leaking CV joint. The leak is at the wheel end of the joint and is from under the end of the boot. I think it is just a clamp that has come loose. How do I repack the joint? I am planning on getting replacement clamps for both ends of the boot and then somehow packing in the grease. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Jim

2003 Boxster, Tiptronic

After talking to the auto store mechanic, I removed bot metal clamps, pulled the boot back to give me clearance to the joint, cleaned out the old grease as best I could and used a pump grease gun to force as much grease as would stay in the joint. Used cable tie wraps to clamp the boot and so far, one 10 mile trip, everything is looking good.

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Sounds like you have a workable solution. When your boots do finally split, you can get replacement kits for about $10/boot, which inlcudeds the boot, grease, clamps, snap ring and end plate(for inner CV).

You remove the half shaft, clean out the grease and regrease and reassemble. It's a dirty job but certainly a DYI if you're up for it.

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