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ok, so curious to know if any else has had a busted cv boot bust? had mine bust monday..what a %*^)* mess...when pulled it in the shop, it was competly ripped..havent had off road enough to do that. i know the lift doesnt help, but it seems early..i have only about 10200 miles...let me know. almost certain toyota wont warranty it, since ive lifted the factory suspension
 

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Sorry to hear of the problem.

However, they don't just fail without some sort of cause (typically). Yes, your lift may cause additional stress, so can off-roading where the suspension is run over its full range of motion and/or something hits/punctures it and it fails.

Yes, I would be very surprised of you could find a dealer that would warranty it for you. If you want to take the time to visit dealers to see, but if it were me, I would fix it on my own dime and write it off as the cost of off-roading...
 

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thats the stance im taking...its just the damndest thing...i was ON road, paved road, in the dfw metroplex! i didnt even deserve to have it bust..thats what stinks
 

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The boot kit is not expensive - like $20. The mess/clean up and the hassle of doing it and getting grease all over you is more of the problem IMO.

Something tore it. Maybe a road hazard you didn't notice. They typically don't just "fail" out of nowhere.
 

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thats what i was figuring..plan on doing it myself, but not a guru...on a scale of 1-10, what would you rank the difficulty to do this replacal operation
 

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thats what i was figuring..plan on doing it myself, but not a guru...on a scale of 1-10, what would you rank the difficulty to do this replacal operation
Read through this post when you have time.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/suspension-tech/50368-replacing-broken-cv-axle-pictures.html

I have replaced a few axle assemblies and CV boots. The difficulty scale would depend more on your skills than the job itself but I would rate it a 4 for a skilled mechanic and a 7 or 8 for a newb. You will want to buy the axle "oil seal" and the boot kit. Buy two of each if you can afford it and keep the extras as a spare. PM me if you have questions.

Good luck.
 

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gon...man, you ARE THE MAN!!! ive got the new one coming in tommorow..ive got your detailed instructions printed, and waiting to be read, and coverd in grease...damn, i cant wait...im sure there are much more enjoyable events that i could be par taking in..but again, THANX
 

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gon...man, you ARE THE MAN!!! ive got the new one coming in tommorow..ive got your detailed instructions printed, and waiting to be read, and coverd in grease...damn, i cant wait...im sure there are much more enjoyable events that i could be par taking in..but again, THANX
Ajstoy. BellyDoc did the write up I'm just forwarding the info to you. I never had enough patience to document a complete axle assembly or CV boot install. I hope your outcome is successful.
 

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I just have to say to the guys here on the forum that go to the trouble to take good pictures during their repairs/mods then take the time to nicely document it, my hats off to you. It's a lot harder to do than it may seem! :cheers:
 
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