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Old 03-13-2019, 06:09 PM
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Alright so hereís whatís up, back in June I had my driver side cv boot tear and throw grease all over along with with a few other fixes. Pain is a**. But just recently I went in for an oil change and they told me my driver side cv boot was torn. Aside from other details and a dealer wanting to charge me almost a thousand dollars for replacing the entire half shaft bc apparently thereís some water and dirt now inside the joint. Iím taking it back to the dealer this work was originally done at to see what they say about it. Upon inspecting it I found that the boots seem to be replaced and secure with zip ties instead of the metal fasteners that are on the passenger side. Because of the use of zip ties, the boot has slipped off and not actually torn it looks to me. Does anybody have any idea what I should be doing? Iím really not trying to pay an arm and a leg for something that shouldíve been avoided in the first place

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Exactly what you said.. They did the repair.. boots slipped off.. not your fault.. They need to fix it.
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More over, you paid them $1000 to basically zip-tie a boot on, when they were supposed to replace the half shaft. That is fraud. At this point, they need to replace the half shaft, at no cost to you, or you'll take them to small claims court. After losing the grease, twice, and getting contaminated, twice, your CVs have suffered anyway.
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Damn...I'd take a lead pipe with me and politely ask them to fix it again especially after that greaseball job of a fix.
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Update for anyone who cares: took my truck back to the dealership that originally fixed it and explained to the service guy that it was fixed back in June and that the boot was secured with zip-ties and that I didn't believe it should be fixed that way. Explained to him that the boot slipped off due to the zip-ties and wasn't torn. Went the entire day without getting called until around 9pm i called and they told me it was being worked on and then around 9:45 (they're open until 12am) they called and told me that the boot was re-secured and the joint was re-greased and that there would be no charge. I was pretty pleased that I didn't have to get angry with them and it went seamlessly.
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Update for anyone who cares: took my truck back to the dealership that originally fixed it and explained to the service guy that it was fixed back in June and that the boot was secured with zip-ties and that I didn't believe it should be fixed that way. Explained to him that the boot slipped off due to the zip-ties and wasn't torn. Went the entire day without getting called until around 9pm i called and they told me it was being worked on and then around 9:45 (they're open until 12am) they called and told me that the boot was re-secured and the joint was re-greased and that there would be no charge. I was pretty pleased that I didn't have to get angry with them and it went seamlessly.
Re-secured with a fresh zip tie?
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Re-secured with a fresh zip tie?
hahaha shouldíve added that it was fixed with metal clamps this time.
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Aside from other details and a dealer wanting to charge me almost a thousand dollars for replacing the entire half shaft bc apparently there’s some water and dirt now inside the joint.
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Explained to him that the boot slipped off due to the zip-ties and wasn't torn. Went the entire day without getting called until around 9pm i called and they told me it was being worked on and then around 9:45 (they're open until 12am) they called and told me that the boot was re-secured and the joint was re-greased and that there would be no charge. I was pretty pleased that I didn't have to get angry with them and it went seamlessly.

Sounds like the original dealer just bought themselves some time. What are you going to do when it fails because of the dirt and water?
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Originally Posted by BareBonesXL View Post
Sounds like the original dealer just bought themselves some time. What are you going to do when it fails because of the dirt and water?
they claimed to have regreased the joints and what not, but if it does fail Iím marching my happy *** back there and telling them itís their fault they need to fix it
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Unfortunately it won't fail immediately, just prematurely, long before it should have but well after any reasonable warranty, most likely. Just keep an eye (or rather an ear) on it.
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