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#1 2019-06-28 20:00:18

SupaMario
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2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

So I'm a new driver and I've been looking at a this 9-2x for a little but now. It's under 3k and has 130k miles but the cv boot on the passenger side needs to be replaced should I go for it or look for another one?

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#2 2019-06-28 21:05:25

thejameshimself
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Re: 2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

SupaMario wrote:

So I'm a new driver and I've been looking at a this 9-2x for a little but now. It's under 3k and has 130k miles but the cv boot on the passenger side needs to be replaced should I go for it or look for another one?

If you are comfortable working on CV joints, and the rest of the car is in good shape, then go for it. You can get the CV joint out in a couple of hours and borrow all the tools needed from autozone/oreilly/advance. I have replaced two CV joints on my 9-2x.

If the boot has been broken for a while, then it could have slung all the grease everywhere and/or gotten dirt inside the joint. Probably best to just replace the joint if you don't know how long the boot has been damaged.

Also, because the car is older, you will probably rip a dry-rotted boot on the lower ball joint during the process, so expect to have to repair/replace that in the process as well.


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#3 2019-06-29 16:03:58

SupaMario
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Re: 2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

How much are CV joints and are they easy to find?

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#4 2019-06-29 20:48:28

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Re: 2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

Replacing an axle is not something you should consider an issue when buying a used car.


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#5 2019-07-29 12:32:15

slowautoxr
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Re: 2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

Replacing the front axle on these cars is relatively straight forward and pretty cheap if you're buying aftermarket parts.


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#6 2019-07-29 15:13:29

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Re: 2005 92-x Aero 4 spd auto

I've said it once, and I will reiterate it again:

AutoZone fully NEW 'Gold' axles for these cars are less than $80 OTD.

Rebuilding a used axle is always a questionable endeavor. The work involved is removal + rebuild time & reinstallation. For an $80 axle, this is stupidity. A $1500 Ferrari axle that is NLA, of course, but a Subaru axle? No way.

Axle grease is NASTY, too.

Just buy a full axle and forget about rebuilding.


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