1998 Honda Accord drive axle

Tiny
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
Ok first of all I appreciate the time taken to answer this! I have a 1998 honda accord manual 2.3l vtech and I went to get in it today and I have noticed a bit of noise when ever I am coming to a complete stop on my drivers side front. It happens once in a while. So I checked the side and all around the wheel well there is grease splattered every where. I crawled underneath the car and right on the inside of the wheel the crinkled rubber piece that protects the drive axel is covered in grease and possible blown out. What I need to know is what the name of the piece is that I need to fix it and where I can get one and what grease goes inside there. Also if its a bearing or what not I am very familiar with this car however just not that part. I already went through the long drawn out issue with the struts. So anyways if u could get back to me whenever id greatly appreciate it also the car has 136000 miles so shes getting old. Thanks have a great day.
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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 AT 11:25 AM

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Tiny
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That my friend is a CV joint. You could replace the boot itself. The boot should come with the clamps and grease to repack it, but they run $15 to $20. Then you will need the tool to attach the clamps to the hold the boot is place and that is around $20. The effort and mess is not worth it. Then you have no guarantee that the joint is going to last. For around $70 dollars you can get a rebuilt axle that usually has a lifetime warranty on it. That is the way I would go. It might take you a couple of hours to replace it. I have many of them and can do it in 20 to 30 minutes. Not hard. Impact wrench is nice but not required. The job requires you to lift the car and support it safely. Then take off the car tire. Next take the caliper off the rotor and hang it will a wire to the strut. Use a small chisel and knock the indentation of the axle nut back and remove the axle nut. Big nut about 34 or 34mm. The take the bottom ball joint apart. You might need a big bar to seperate the joint once the castle nut is off. Lift the hub assembly away from the car and let the axle slide out of the hub. Now gently use a pry bar and pop the old axle out of the tranny. Remove it from the car and slide in the new one after comparing them to be sure they are the same. Reassemble. Take some tire dressing spray and apply to the old boots on the other axle to hopefully ward off the disintigration of those boots for awhile.

Good luck!
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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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What are the tools or steps you really need to do this job? Can you give me a detail, picture, video or anything that would be helpful? I do have couple things but not everything, so if you could help that would be very nice.
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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 AT 11:34 PM

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