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How often to replace cv boots/cv joints/axle?

This is regarding my 1992 Honda Civic. Two years ago (early 2007) I was told that my cv boots were torn and should be replaced soon. I checked around and found it would be probably be better to replace the whole axle. I had this done in May 2008, less than 1 year ago. The other day I had the oil changed (at the same place that replaced the cv joint/axle last May) and they said I had a torn cv boot and should replace the whole axle. This sounded familiar! I don't drive that much, about 7,000 miles per year. Should I need to have this done again this soon?

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  • cathy509 Mar 08, 2009

    I don't know when it might have been torn. As long as it's not making noise or causing any problems, I'm thinking of just doing nothing -- any opinions? Thanks!

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If something off the road tore the boot, yes but if it has not been tore long and you don't hear any clicking noises around corners, you can just replace the boot.

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    Clint Smock Mar 09, 2009

    If you just do nothing, then you will just have to replace the shaft when it eventually wears out. If you only put 7,000 miles a year that might take a while.

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