1993 Toyota Tercel CV Boot/Brakes/Engine?


Shakes or Wobbles problem
1993 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 106000 miles

Hi, I was told by the Jiffy Lube guy when I got an oil change that both my CV boots have torn pts, but that it wasn't a big deal. I drive all over the place for my job, and have put probably another 1000-1500 miles on it in the past few weeks, and my car has started driving rougher at highway speeds (the poor little Tercel hasn't done great with 70+ for a while now, but now its around 55-65ish that its having problems), and whenever I apply the brakes, the front part of my car starts vibrating heavily.

Is all of this related in some way? I read that if the CV boots are torn and you don't take care of it you could have to replace the whole front axle. Could CV joint damage be causing this?

Also, how serious is this? I have a busy schedule for the next week or so, but am starting to get worried that driving could be doing serious damage/putting me in danger.

Thank you for any clarity.

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 11:50 PM

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The CV joints would need to be ready to break to cause the shaking, torn boots mean installing rebuilt axles anyway, unless you can remove it and take the joint apart and clean all the road grit out, and measure whats left to see if it's still in spec! The shaking is most likley caused by the front rotors, so along with the axles, it's time for front brakes!

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 1:19 PM

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