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Old 20-05-2011, 23:23   #1
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Cv Joint Gaiter Split MG ZR

Hi Guys,

Took me alloy wheels off today to have a go at fitting mg zr side skirts(didnt go well).

I noticed there seems a lot of like think black oil round the inside of my alloy wheel. I then looked behind the wheel hub to find the front passengerside cv boot gator has split and obv lost most of its oil. Want to get this fixed asap to avoid problems with the actually CV joint , not noise of symptoms atm

How much should a garage charge to fix this , my freind reckons about 50 all in.

This is on a MG ZR Td 52plate

Many Thanks Lee
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:26   #2
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do it yourself

for 20 at a motor factor you can get a split gaitor kit with adhesive and grease with 2 new clamps. takes about 10 mins. just cut the old one off, pack the joint with grease and wrap the new one on
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:27   #3
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I Would do that but I the best i can do is get a wheel off, my dad is fair tool friendly same with a couple of friends.

Do u have to take anymore more then the hweel off?
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if you can get to it with the wheel off, then no
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Hi Guys,

Took me alloy wheels off today to have a go at fitting mg zr side skirts(didnt go well).

I noticed there seems a lot of like think black oil round the inside of my alloy wheel. I then looked behind the wheel hub to find the front passengerside cv boot gator has split and obv lost most of its oil. Want to get this fixed asap to avoid problems with the actually CV joint , not noise of symptoms atm

How much should a garage charge to fix this , my freind reckons about 50 all in.

This is on a MG ZR Td 52plate

Many Thanks Lee
A new CV boot is 5.70 @ Rimmers so 50 sounds about right.
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:31   #6
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Ok i think for ease and obv a perminate fix( as im not mechanicaly minded) should be about to get for 50 or less. Guy im gonna try is a small independant garage since like the 1980s , he did my headgaskt on my r200 last 18k miles before i sold it did the job for 375 all in. So guess he may be ok
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:33   #8
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O sorry im in southend essex east from london
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:39   #9
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Yes have it done properly ,split cv gaitors will nearly always fall apart again
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:43   #10
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think ill get fixed now jsut at garage n hope its around 50 , then i may get a haynes manual then have a looky ect get ideas ect.
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Old 20-05-2011, 23:46   #11
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If you could do it yourself,you can buy whole joints plus the gaitor etc for less than 20 pounds and you have got rid of the old rusty abs ring into the bargain
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If only i could haha
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being in Southend you can always wander to our monthly meet at the halfway house and talk first hand to members

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Old 21-05-2011, 00:21   #14
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You see i wish i could but i work till 5.30 on a sunday which sux
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Ahhh never mind (always looking for new members ) good luck with the joint shouldnt be much at most decent garages and if you feel confident just a couple of big nut and a lever to get the hub away.



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dont use split boots these are crap i always use stretchy boots that just stretch over and secure with big clips. just as easy and a much better fix.
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Agree with the people suggesting not to use a split gaiter.

They are good for a stop gap of a few weeks to stop dirt getting in until you can do it properly. Thats about it.
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Well first quote formula one- 115.84 , with wheel alignment , was half hours labour or summin

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Old 21-05-2011, 11:12   #19
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Any have a fitting guild for summin for the gautior , bought a haynes manual. Says about removing the drive shaft ect this sound right? Bought the boot kit and ball joint splitter.

Getting dad to do it whos mechanical knowledge is he has built a kit car
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Study chapter 8 (driveshafts ) and chapter 10 (suspension and steering). If you also look at your car whilst reading them it will all become clear.
Not a difficult job but make sure the car is very well supported.
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