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Crack CV boot

Just had a look under the car, it is cracked in two :(
Subaru Legacy 1995
Is it safe to drive at all or am i doing more risk?

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Your CV (constant velocity) joints are going to go soon if they are not already gone. Do you have a clunk when turning tightly (low or high speeds)? If you already have a clunk then it will be a while before anything more serious occurs. If the joint seizes and an axle snaps then you will be stuck on the side of the road.
good luck!

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