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My Ford Focus C-Max has a leaking gator. What is this, what problems can it cause and how much to put right ?

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    hi from uk from the brief discription you gave re gaiter ? leak i would assume you mean one of the cv joint gaiters is torn or split normally on the cv joint/s on front drive shafts thus leaking the lube for the cv joint/s which if not rectified will eventually cause serious damage to joint/s therefore may i suggest you check them out ? as for cost of part here in uk under£10-00 but a garage can carry out replacement within an hour using special tool now on market so if you need car ASAP ? for work etc local tyre/quickfit depot would be best option may be cheaper than dealer ? OR you can diy if you feel confident ? and save on garage fee easy to follow instuctions in haynes manual if you borrow or purchase one ? hope this helps

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I presume you mean a cv joint boot/gator. if not replaced the cv will run dry, can pick up dirt from the road ,etc, leadind to failure of the cv joint.

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