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Old 07-25-2010, 04:10 PM
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Second CV Boot To Go Bad This Year

As I was adjusting "cold" tire pressures in the nice, 90 deg F temps at 6am this morning, I noticed that the passenger side outer CV boot had tossed it's grease all over. The driver's side boot had gone earlier this year. My X5 has nearly 59k miles now (about 12k under my ownership). Thank goodness it is covered under CPO.

Also a good thing I found it as I leave for DC Wednesday morning!
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What is a CV Boot?
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:27 AM
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I have the same year and model with about the same miles and Just did my drivers side last month. Planning on fixing it myself next time, ECS has a pretty cool tool for putting them on without having to remove the axle!
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What is a CV Boot?
Constant velocity joint boot (protective cover).

There is one boot at each end of each of the four driveshafts (half-shafts).

Replaced under CPO yesterday.
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Here's the handy CV boot installer: BMW E53 X5 M62 4.4L > Drivetrain > Tools > ES#1899405 Air Powered CV Boot Installer - BS-125
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Did they change out both sides, driver & passenger?

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Constant velocity joint boot (protective cover).

There is one boot at each end of each of the four driveshafts (half-shafts).

Replaced under CPO yesterday.
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This tool is not needed on the E53, the outer joint is held onto the half shaft with a simple internal circlip that pops out easily with the simple tap of a hammer in the right spot. When I got really good at doing the boots I could get both sides done in about an hour without removing the axle or even the axle nut.
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Did they change out both sides, driver & passenger?
Driver's side died earlier this year. Under CPO, only failed items get replaced...
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When I got really good at doing the boots I could get both sides done in about an hour without removing the axle or even the axle nut.
I never even realized till now that it could be done that way....This method is probably easier with the car on a lift as opposed to jack stands though?
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My driver's side just went in my '04 with 97k miles on it. Any suggestions on where to get a replacement boot?
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