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post Feb 13 2020, 01:24 PM, updated 2w ago

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changing my control arm and noticed there's a leak at my drive shaft. grease spilling everywhere.
rubber cover broken.

is there a way to just replace the rubbercover and refill the grease or need to replace the whole driveshaft?

any workshop recommended?
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post Feb 13 2020, 01:29 PM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 13 2020, 01:24 PM)
changing my control arm and noticed there's a leak at my drive shaft. grease spilling everywhere.
rubber cover broken.

is there a way to just replace the rubbercover and refill the grease or need to replace the whole driveshaft?

any workshop recommended?
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Yes can just replace the driveshaft rubber boot. Then put in new grease. Any workshop should be able to do it. Last time mine cost me rm60.
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post Feb 13 2020, 01:30 PM

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QUOTE(Balanced @ Feb 13 2020, 01:29 PM)
Yes can just replace the driveshaft rubber boot. Then put in new grease. Any workshop should be able to do it. Last time mine cost me rm60.
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better do it fast, you dont want all debris to go inside
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post Feb 13 2020, 01:50 PM

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QUOTE(Balanced @ Feb 13 2020, 01:29 PM)
Yes can just replace the driveshaft rubber boot. Then put in new grease. Any workshop should be able to do it. Last time mine cost me rm60.
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thanks for the info.
you got the workshop location/info?
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post Feb 13 2020, 01:51 PM

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QUOTE(azadhamid @ Feb 13 2020, 01:30 PM)
better do it fast, you dont want all debris to go inside
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im worried for that too. but i wiped clean the grease and look for source, cant really locate it but can hear the air release when pinching.
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post Feb 13 2020, 01:51 PM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 13 2020, 01:50 PM)
thanks for the info.
you got the workshop location/info?
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Im from penang so cant help you..
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post Feb 13 2020, 02:47 PM

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Google 'Ong Brother Engineering' along Jalan Pendamar in Pandamaran in Google map .
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post Feb 13 2020, 03:30 PM

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Yes you can just change the broken boot with new rubber boots. But if you can find silicone boots then all the better, silicone rubber is less susceptible to cracking/tearing.

Since you're gonna change them outer boots, tell the mech to change the inner boots as well 1 shot.

Also make sure the mech use ONLY moly/molybdenum grease. Normal lithium grease will decrease the life of the CV joints. If your mech is an arse..... just buy the moly grease from spare part shop and tell him to use it. Only around rm16 per tub for GSP brand.

Make sure he has corresponding ATF in hand too, as taking out drive shafts means changing ATF (in some cases, the drive shaft oil seals) as well. be ready.

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post Feb 13 2020, 07:28 PM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 13 2020, 01:51 PM)
im worried for that too. but i wiped clean the grease and look for source, cant really locate it but can hear the air release when pinching.
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The boot grease is not liquid type, so you won't see it oozing out.

You can change the boot but be mentally prepared to replace the drive shaft in future. From my experience, boot that has leaked for some time might have dirt inside the joints which decreases the lifespan. or its grease has leaked out a lot causing insufficient lubrication.
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post Feb 13 2020, 10:28 PM

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I got mine replaced for RM 90.
But be prepared mentally to replace driveshaft in the coming 2-3 years max.
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post Feb 14 2020, 11:41 AM

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QUOTE(mushigen @ Feb 13 2020, 07:28 PM)
The boot grease is not liquid type, so you won't see it oozing out.

You can change the boot but be mentally prepared to replace the drive shaft in future. From my experience, boot that has leaked for some time might have dirt inside the joints which decreases the lifespan. or its grease has leaked out a lot causing insufficient lubrication.
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QUOTE(Icehart @ Feb 13 2020, 10:28 PM)
I got mine replaced for RM 90.
But be prepared mentally to replace driveshaft in the coming 2-3 years max.
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sometimes theres a very very slight click from my steering when i turn my steering max to the right. estimate happens twice out of 5

got quoted to replace the cover for RM100 inclusive of labour, grease and silicone cover.
not sure whether to replace the whole driveshaft or just the cover. any advise?
checked online a new drive shaft for my car cost RM500.

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post Feb 14 2020, 12:34 PM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 14 2020, 11:41 AM)
sometimes theres a very very slight click from my steering when i turn my steering max to the right. estimate happens twice out of 5

got quoted to replace the cover for RM100 inclusive of labour, grease and silicone cover.
not sure whether to replace the whole driveshaft or just the cover. any advise?
checked online a new drive shaft for my car cost RM500.
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Rm100 sounds very reasonable. Note that it is possible that whoever's separating the outer CV shaft might have a tough time if its rusted inside.

Clicking means the outer CV joint is worn, and since it already needs to be removed to slide in the new boot, you might as well replace it. Total should not even reach half of rm500 of a whole new drive shaft.
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post Feb 14 2020, 10:52 PM

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Recently I did some maintenance on my '08 myvi :

1. Replace wheel hub + bearing
2. Replace CV Joint + Regrease (outer side drive shaft)
3. Replace drive shaft boot + clean + regrease (inner side of drive shaft)
4. Replace ATF fluid (since drive shaft taken out)

5. Replace Rear brake shoes
6. Replace bonnet sound insulation
7. Replace Lower arm + absorber mount (left & right)

Workshop charge me:
RM386

For:
1. Labour
2. ATF fluid
3. Drive shaft boot

Everything else i bought my own sparepart from Shopee:
RM 1105

Because the drive shaft never taken out before, it has rusted. That's why i decide to change everything together. Dont wanna reuse rusted parts.

Now car drives smoother and steering feels better.
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post Feb 15 2020, 08:21 AM

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QUOTE(Archemedia @ Feb 14 2020, 10:52 PM)
Recently I did some maintenance on my '08 myvi :

1. Replace wheel hub + bearing
2. Replace CV Joint + Regrease (outer side drive shaft)
3. Replace drive shaft boot + clean + regrease (inner side of drive shaft)
4. Replace ATF fluid (since drive shaft taken out)

5. Replace Rear brake shoes
6. Replace bonnet sound insulation
7. Replace Lower arm + absorber mount (left & right)

Workshop charge me:
RM386

For:
1. Labour
2. ATF fluid
3. Drive shaft boot

Everything else i bought my own sparepart from Shopee:
RM 1105

Because the drive shaft never taken out before, it has rusted. That's why i decide to change everything together. Dont wanna reuse rusted parts.

Now car drives smoother and steering feels better.
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im still deciding to replace the driveshaftboot+clean+regrease or replace the whole driver side driveshaft.
price is RM120 or RM850. my car is only 6 yrs old.
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post Feb 15 2020, 09:59 AM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 15 2020, 08:21 AM)
im still deciding to replace the driveshaftboot+clean+regrease or replace the whole driver side driveshaft.
price is RM120 or RM850. my car is only 6 yrs old.
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No need to replace.

The actual problem is finding workshop that is willing to do the refurbishing work because it is easier to just replace the whole shaft unit
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post Feb 15 2020, 01:30 PM

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QUOTE(JZenith @ Feb 14 2020, 11:41 AM)
sometimes theres a very very slight click from my steering when i turn my steering max to the right. estimate happens twice out of 5

got quoted to replace the cover for RM100 inclusive of labour, grease and silicone cover.
not sure whether to replace the whole driveshaft or just the cover. any advise?
checked online a new drive shaft for my car cost RM500.
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You might want to check with other mechanic the reason for the clicking sound, might be steering rack. I know one of the clear cut signs of damaged drive shaft is you get click click when you do u turn. This is when the joints in the drive shafts are in most stressed condition.

If the sound is not from drive shafts, replacing them won't solve the clicking issue.

 

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