2007 Toyota Camry Repair Question
Lube leaking from inner cv joint
Looks like grease leaked out of the boot for reason.Your best bet would be to replace the boot with a split boot or replace the whole axle your choice Whole axles are pretty cheap these days.
I realize it's leaking for some reason. If the boot is in Place and intact, y is it leaking? I'm guessing I dislodged the grease from inside the actual joint, which caused it to migrate towards the boot and eventually spin out. Could the outward movement cause damage to the joint excluding the boot? R u familiar with the design of the boot on this model car, in so far as can it be pulled back so I can visually inspect the joint?
There is only really two types of boot materials one is rubber and one is hard plastic.What is it you wish to see pulling the boot back?You really arent going to see excessive wear etc the joints really dont wear out so to speak.The main reason for replacing a joint or axle is from a torn or leaking boot then the joint failing from lack of grease.Heres my rule of thumb if the boot leaks for any reason i replace the boot or axle which is ever more cost effective.Sure you can pull the boot back but your going to have to undo the two clamps and replace the clamps.Just replace the boot you can probably get a split boot so you wont have to remove the axle.
The reason it probably leaked was because you pulled the axle back out of the joint pretty far.Then when it went back in the grease got pumped and built up pressure causing the grease to leak from the boot.
Yea. Dislodged grease from joint into boot was my uneducated guess. I was curious if if I could pull the flexible rubber boot back off the joint, pack more grease in there and re-strap it secure. I REALLY don't wanna replace anything unless absolutely necessary. Thanks
If the boot isnt damaged you could do that but probably betime you buy the grease and clamps that could buy you a boot kit.Price it out.
If there is lube getting thrown around the boot is leaking from some where. If it just happened reboot it or new axle. Split boots never seal well. The quicker you fix this the better. If you let it go to long you will need an axle and or a joint.
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Hypothetically speaking, if a boot isn't cut or loose, how would the grease get out? Is the seal loose enough for hot/thinned/displaced lube to spin out? I'm curious how long its been there. I've read there could be a vacuum in the boot if sealed really tight. Could pushing the axle back in, force the grease out due to the internal air pressure?
I could replace the boot, but I REALLY don't wanna do all that labor unless absolutely necessary. I'd like to make the repair "in place" if at all possible.
I'd never use a split boot
Meant to say... Could pushing the CV joint back together inside the boot, force the grease out due to the internal air pressure?
I already went over this yes you can pump grease out like you were saying.I didnt know if the grease was there before stretching the axle out.I have also seen the axle grease thin and leak with no visable damage to the boots.I would just replace if in doubt of the cause of the leak.