View Full Version : CV Joint leaking?

04-05-2007, 15:01
Hi, i took the wheel off passenger side yesterday and noticed oil all over the inside of the arch, basically everywhere your wheel sits in.

There was no other oil anywhere near, just in the arch! A tiny bit under the box but nothing major.

I noticed a tiny crack in the CV boot and if you squeezed it a bit of oil came out.

Question is can a tiny crack cover your inner arches with oil? It was allover the tread of my tyre too, but none was on the wishbone or shocks for example??

No I didn't drive through an oil field :lol:

04-05-2007, 15:27
yes a small split will do this

04-05-2007, 16:11
cheers, can't see that joint lasting long then :twisted:

Got another shaft lined up though :lol:

04-05-2007, 19:58
catch it early with the silicone sealant n u mite be lucky!

05-05-2007, 01:53
it's too late mate, the amount of oil in the arches must have been everything the CV had to offer LOL.

Got two new shafts off winston anyway :D

05-05-2007, 13:45
inject cv grease in through hole and patch up with a puncture repair kit

05-05-2007, 20:39
inner or outer boot on the passenger side.

05-05-2007, 20:57
outer, changed it today anyway :D

05-05-2007, 21:21

05-05-2007, 21:22
is it normal for it to knock tracking out when changing shafts?

Steering feels vague now and it's very eager to pull left!

05-05-2007, 21:24
yes can change every time you have it apart really.

06-05-2007, 00:52
bloody hell. The tracking place is making a packet off me :lol:

06-05-2007, 19:25
where u get urs done matey?always moan at me sayin my cars are too low n they cant do it properly,what do ur lot say?

07-05-2007, 00:17
i got same, theres some blokes that do mirror tracking.

David Badgers in Foxhill

and this place next to Billy Boys Tyres on Penistone Rd.

07-05-2007, 00:24
i'll get directions off you when its runnin again then matey, fettlin wit suspension at some point, gonna slam it so its going to need tracking again!

15-05-2007, 09:49
Just been to garage and my tracking was off the scale, they said replacing a driveshaft wont do that, so they want it on the ramp :evil: