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admranger 07-25-2010 04:10 PM

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! :yikes:

GAM3OVR 07-25-2010 04:18 PM

What is a CV Boot?

TRADEmark 07-27-2010 07:27 AM

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!

admranger 07-27-2010 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GAM3OVR (Post 757905)
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. :thumbup:

mgbmwx5 07-29-2010 03:59 PM

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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mgbmwx5 07-29-2010 04:05 PM

Did they change out both sides, driver & passenger?

Quote:

Originally Posted by admranger (Post 758224)
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. :thumbup:


Weasel 07-29-2010 07:58 PM

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.

admranger 07-29-2010 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgbmwx5 (Post 758788)
Did they change out both sides, driver & passenger?

Driver's side died earlier this year. Under CPO, only failed items get replaced...

CharlieHustleX5 07-31-2010 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weasel (Post 758838)
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?

pickncrew 08-01-2010 04:37 PM

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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