Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 4th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 05:33 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

I was driving down the road at about 25-30 MPH when a huge branch fell in front of me. Instead of stopping, I swerved (mistake). Being the worrier that I am, I immediately drove home to inspect my suspension. The passenger side rubber boot is ripped!!! What is this part exactly and how much am I looking at to fix?



Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 05:58 PM
freakyikki's Avatar
I'm New
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: fort smith arkansas
Posts: 20
iTrader: (0)
freakyikki is on a distinguished road
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

its cheap like 50 dollars depending on year just get a new cv joint
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 06:00 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

It's a 95. How hard is it to replace? I'm noobish to mechanics, but I'm not stupid. It's a good learning opportunity.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 07:24 PM
MilanoH22ALude's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)
MilanoH22ALude has a spectacular aura aboutMilanoH22ALude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Thats your tie rod end boot not CV joint boot!

Its not hard to replace but if done wrong you can mess up your wheel alignment. See the large bolt in your picture (its closest to the wheel not the engine), you have to undo this bolt (after having already popped the tie rod end joint out of the hub). The hard thing is marking the thread in a way that you can wind the tie rod back into the exact same place so your wheel allignment remains perfect. Permanent marker isn't really good enough.

Once the tie rod end is off you can slip a new power steering boot on, it just gets cable ties to hold it on and a brake fluid/power steering fluid hose connected to it. Simple, infact much simpler than a CV joint. This will cost no more than $30 to fix your self.
__________________


1991 BB1 Honda Prelude Daily (auto box)- 15.34 @ 150km/h
1992 BB4 Honda Prelude Drag Build- 14.43 @ 158km/h

Last edited by MilanoH22ALude; 05-05-2010 at 07:30 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 07:40 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

you pretty much will screw up your alignment, but its not too hard to do. i had the same problem and recently replaced both sides. BTW autozone gives you a lifetime warranty on them! haha. its near impossible not to screw up your alignment, so just get it aligned after just to be safe, unlike me...now i have banana peels on the front =]

and honestly, the branch probably did not rip your boot, it probably was like that for awhile! they just get old and rot. its not the end of the world and you can drive the car. just make sure you clean the balljoint inside and all good and grease it up before you put it back on.

P.S. we have the same post count! thats sooo coool!=]

Last edited by Kyleb1115; 05-05-2010 at 07:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Camshafted's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Posts: 1,159
iTrader: (0)
Camshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond reputeCamshafted has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

you need an alignment after changing it just to be safe. just take it to a shop and have them do it. it takes me like 5 mins to do one. no joke.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardKnoxBB2 View Post
I agree with camshafted on this one.

My Build thread (F22/H23)

The only thing realistic about The Fast and the Furious is that the DSM breaks in the first race!
94 Civic EX - Totalled
89 Civic Hatch (fidanza flywheel, excedy clutch, intake, exhaust, short shifter, tein drop coils, D16ZC) -Sold
89 CRX (Stock) - Sold
94 Civic EX - Totalled
92 Prelude Si - Blown Motor
96 Chevy S10 (3inch lift kit, tinted windows, sound system, sunroof, ballin!) - Sold
96 Ford Explorer A.K.A: Chopsmobile (If you drive it you will know why I call it the Chopsmobile) - Blown Tranny
91 Honda Accord (Stock) - DD
99 Hyundai Elantra - Sold
99 Ford Taurus - doin it...
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 08:04 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyleb1115 View Post
P.S. we have the same post count! thats sooo coool!=]
Not anymore, lol.

After looking again I did notice it was the tie rod. Forgive my newbieness. So I need power steering boot, and the "dust cover" (so my dad calls it) that is around the actual outer tie rod? It is a little "bushing" like thing between the tie rod and the mount on my wheel.

EDIT: I was going to get an alignment next weekend anyways.

Last edited by RandallSharp; 05-05-2010 at 08:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 08:17 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

it all comes as one piece. go to autozone, look at the banner that have on their isles, and point and say i need that boot thingie or my xx prelude. and they will go here you go: and it will come in a white box with one zip tie. thats it. 2 pieces!

=]

even again! =]
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 08:25 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Me: "I need the boot thingy!"

Employee: "Sir, are you retarded or do you like making my job difficult?"

Me: "DAS BOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Employee: "(mumbled) I hate people so much."

Is that the general idea?
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:28 PM
soonboostedlude's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: warren ohio
Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)
soonboostedlude has a spectacular aura aboutsoonboostedlude has a spectacular aura aboutsoonboostedlude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

randall those are broken on my car too both sides idgaf honnestly its not hurting aything
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:37 PM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

here's an alternative if you dont have a lot of time to get it aligned: take a plastic bag and some zip ties and make your own boot. i drove like that for a year, it worked great and no one knew.. not that it mattered to normal people haha
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:38 PM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by soonboostedlude View Post
randall those are broken on my car too both sides idgaf honnestly its not hurting aything
eventually debris is going to build up in there and screw it all up
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2010, 09:43 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Ok, it may not seem like a problem now boosted, but it will become one. I'm looking at it like this: It's simple, it's cheap, and it's preventative. So why not replace it? Worst comes to worst and I will still only be out ~ %100. That's all new tie rods and everything.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you let this continue, not only will you be replacing the whole tie rod assembly, but you could be ruining tires (camber) and possibly affecting the rest of the suspension.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:57 AM
Floww's Avatar
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 754
iTrader: (0)
Floww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these partsFloww is infamous around these parts
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by RandallSharp View Post
Me: "I need the boot thingy!"

Employee: "Sir, are you retarded or do you like making my job difficult?"

Me: "DAS BOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Employee: "(mumbled) I hate people so much."

Is that the general idea?

YES. THATS THE IDEA. I bet 5 dollars they would point you to accessories thinking you ment shift boot xD
__________________
Jerkin' in Overalls

Quote:
Originally Posted by havikprelude View Post
**** son, who knew floww could actually flow?

Last edited by Floww; 05-06-2010 at 10:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 09:01 AM
teerossi's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hermitage, PA
Posts: 161
iTrader: (0)
teerossi is on a distinguished road
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Not too expensive to fix, I've had to fix mine twice between my two preludes.. Its like 50 bucks or so.. Its a pain in the ass to replace though.. a little time consuming.. just buy a new cv joint.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 12:13 PM
soonboostedlude's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: warren ohio
Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)
soonboostedlude has a spectacular aura aboutsoonboostedlude has a spectacular aura aboutsoonboostedlude has a spectacular aura about
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

true true randall
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 12:13 PM
twokexlv6coupe's Avatar
little green ghouls, buddy!!
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: kitten mittens
Posts: 17,844
iTrader: (9)
twokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond reputetwokexlv6coupe has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to twokexlv6coupe
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

tie rod boot


if debris gets in there, it could destroy your steering rack, which = no fun replacing.
__________________

1995 Honda Prelude SE Turbo; 250whp, 275wtq @ 10psi Soldddd!!!

2000 Acura TL; DD
2005 Stage2.5+ Subaru WRB STi : RzKar!
Ivey Tuned - Advan - Cobb - Rallispec - CP - Perrin - ACT - KillerB - Carillo - TurboXS - Defi - Innovate - Walbro - DeatschWerks - Feal - H&R - Alpine - Infiniti - Curt

2001 Kawasaki STX1100 D.I. - Sold!
2007 Sea-Doo RXT 215; ET 127 +3 S/C impeller, DIY 3" intake, DIY resonator delete/free flow exhaust, DIY oil catch can, Rule 500gph bilge pump


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brash View Post
But you need that scoop on the hood. Is it true that they're big enough to fit your lunch box and all your camera gear in it?
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

NO PS FWT! not that it matters much here.

yes tell them you want DAS BOOTZ! and they will maybe help you. i love going in there and acting like i know nothing, because then they have to do something! i hate doing their job for them. i have had to actually go into the back to find something multiple times! because they dont know where it is...lmao! they need to do some work! or go in there tell em you want it then when you see it be like eh nvm.=]
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 01:48 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

I talked to an import store salesman and he told me it was my rack and pinion boot? I looked it up on Autozone and this is what I came across:

AutoZone.com | | Rack & Pinion Boot Kit | RACK AND PINNION BOOT

Is this what I need?
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:10 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

yuppercopter! when i did mine, apparently each side was different? (different part numbers) and one was more expensive. but yes that is what you need!! just go into autozone and get em. i don't remember if they had to be ordered (don't think so)
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:20 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Yeah, the driver's side is $30 and the passenger side is $25. How hard will this be to replace? I mean the general steps I should take. I'm trying to overcome my noobieness and do all of my own work!
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:30 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

its not hard, but kind of annoying. you will need to take your tie rods off and remember EXACTLY where the bolt went, unless your getting your car aligned after. rip the old one off.. clean the shaft, grease it good, and put it back on. its a little tricky but not too bad.


http://www.ehow.com/how_4520322_repl...da-accord.html

thats somewhat what you will need to do, howeaver your job will require some more time, no extra tools besides something to tighten and cut the zip tie on the boot.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:33 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

I was planning on getting an alignment next weekend anyways. Should I try to get the nut as close as possible to where it currently is?
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:47 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

yes, and then get it aligned ASAP! it is possible to do it without screwing up your alignment, but you have to take th set screw and everything off to get the boot on, so there is no way to know where the tie rod was.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:51 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Ok, well I'm off to the ZONE! I'll do my best, but my alignment is screwed anyways, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 02:57 PM
djp's Avatar
djp djp is offline
missin' the lude.

ROTM!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,249
iTrader: (0)
djp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond reputedjp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Replace the whole front axle.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 03:54 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Cant' do that...It's my DD and I'm learning, which means it could take a while.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 08:29 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

My dad wanted to do it, so I let him (mistake). It ended up taking around 3.5-4 hours for a 20 minute job...I watched in horror as he ruined my suspension. Now since he "fixed" it, I have to really fix it. He got the boot on fine, but my outer tie rod dust cover was ruined. I offered to go buy a new one really fast, but he decided a dust cover for a Saturn Ion would suffice...For the record, they are not even close
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 10:25 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 717
iTrader: (5)
Kyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond reputeKyleb1115 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

huh? the outer dist cover? you mean the tie rod end ball joint? ugh dude just get a new tie rod! and for the record, dads are good helpers (amazing helpers) but generally bad at the main mechanic! haha it took me a few hours to do mine though. how did he ruin your suspension?
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2010, 11:20 PM
RandallSharp's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,172
iTrader: (3)
RandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond reputeRandallSharp has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Ripped CV Boot??? Help Please :(

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyleb1115 View Post
huh? the outer dist cover? you mean the tie rod end ball joint? ugh dude just get a new tie rod! and for the record, dads are good helpers (amazing helpers) but generally bad at the main mechanic! haha it took me a few hours to do mine though. how did he ruin your suspension?
It's the little bushing like thing that keeps debris out of the outer tie rod. Yeah, it is the end ball joint. The little rubber cover that just clamps around the outer tie rod end ball joint. He called it a dust cover (same concept as boot). He didn't technically ruin it, but he took forever to fix something simple. My car is also super out of alignment... I guess it's a good thing I'm getting one soon. To be totally honest, I could have done the whole repair in under 1 hour with my little experience. The only issue was getting the locking nut off and the old boot was stuck on as well...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle, boot, cv boot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So my rear sway bar mount ripped off mizlude 4th Gen Honda Prelude 15 03-18-2019 12:56 AM
Axle boot ripped? sellier 5th Gen Honda Prelude 11 07-25-2010 04:19 PM
Stock intake ripped in half doomsdayclock 5th Gen Honda Prelude 7 02-23-2010 12:19 AM
Shifter Boot - Will a 5th gen boot fit? 92ludeh22 4th Gen Honda Prelude 1 02-05-2010 11:37 AM
Shifter Boot 929on9 5th Gen Honda Prelude 12 03-04-2009 12:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.