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Unread 04-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
jeepdaddy65
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front driveshaft boot

I noticed the the front driveshaft boot on my 05 Renegade is torn/ cracked where it goes into the transfer case. Is this caused by the heat from the exhaust. Can I replace just the boot, it doesn't look like there was grease in there like a CV joint, just wondering what would happen if I let it go without repair. Thanks

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Unread 04-28-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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Once all of the grease is out of the joint it will start clicking and at some point after that come apart.

You can replace just the boot but since the axle more than likely has to be removed to do it it makes more sense just to replace the whole half shaft since you don't know the condition of the joint and the half shaft is only $80 so it's not a huge expense. I'm not sure on the Liberty's but I know I can do a half shaft on my Dakota in about a half hour.
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Unread 04-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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You cannot buy just the boot on the front driveshaft. You could but they dont sell them separate.
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Unread 04-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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The new front axel is around $300 or more. I was wondering if I could put a universal boot on the axel where it comes out of the transfer case, fill it with grease and let it go. I have no clicking or grinding noises, as of now the axel seems to be fine. I don't want to replace it yet as the cost is to much right now. What do you guys think? thanks for the help
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Unread 04-29-2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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I am sorry I mis stated. I meen the front drive shaft not the axel. The boots and cv joints on the axel are good. Its the front drive shaft boot. Thanks
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Unread 04-29-2008, 10:05 AM   #6
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My boot was also torn and the front driveshaft rusted thru and came apart. It cost me $600 to have the dealer replace the front shaft
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