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Hey all, I just replaced my front right axle a few months ago a just noticed today that all of the grease in it is now all over my wheel well, anyone got any ideas on how a brand new axle can already have a tear in the boot ? I will be getting in there in a few hours and wipe it down so I can possibly get some pictures up.
 

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It may not be a tear in the boot -- it may be one of the clamps is not secure. That would be a quicker fix, and you wouldn't have to remove the axle again to repair it. Be optimistic! :)
 

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@oldmarine, thanks for shooting some optimism my way but unfortunately it's a tear. Now I just gotta figure out how ! Doesn't make a whole lot of sense because I just replaced that side a few months back, I started to think maybe it was caused by the 1.5" shock spacers but the other axel is fine and way older.


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If you saved your receipt for, or have a credit card record of, the purchase, you should be able to get a replacement or refund from the parts place you bought it from. Regardless of what the 'standard' warranty is, the boots should not tear like that in a few months. Bring the axle in with you and show them -- most of them are reasonable. If not, ask them where the nearest 'Brand X' store is (competition).
 

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If you saved your receipt for, or have a credit card record of, the purchase, you should be able to get a replacement or refund from the parts place you bought it from. Regardless of what the 'standard' warranty is, the boots should not tear like that in a few months. Bring the axle in with you and show them -- most of them are reasonable. If not, ask them where the nearest 'Brand X' store is (competition).
Amen, I agree!
 
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