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Drive axle boot is ripped and needs replaced

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The problem you have is that to replace with a real boot, you have to pull the axle and take apart a CV joint. The labor involved mandates putting a new axle in as opposed to paying for all that labor and then just replacing the boot. Autozone and advance sell wrap around and two part replacement boots that you put on, glue, and then fasten with zip ties. I ran a bootless saturn for two years, protected only with duct tape, until the wheel bearing went out, then I did both at the same time.

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