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2004 BMW 330xi Question: Conflicting diagnosis of leaking, split cv joint boots

 

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fvgayle, Salem, OR, October 10, 2009, 13:28
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One BMW dealer shop says cv joint boots are leaking and split, need to repair immediately. A different dealer repair shop, and an independent shop say, nothing wrong. How do I tell? No shop will let me in to see the boots. Both second opinion shops say I am being ripped off by original dealer shop? What do I do?

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    mastertech154 October 10, 2009, 13:54
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    WELL FIRST AND FOREMOST , THEY SHOULD WALK YOU BACK TO SEE AND EXPLAIN TO YOU WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT, IF THEY ARE BEING HONEST.. YOU CAN EASILY LOOK AT THEM YOURSELF, JUST JACK UP THE CAR , AND LOOK AT THE BOOTS, THEY ARE BY THE INSIDE OF THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY , IF THEY ARE TORN OPEN LIKE THEY CLAIM, YOU WILL SEE ALOT OF GREASE FLUNG ALL OVER,, ON THE OTHER HAND THEY MIGHT HAVE SIGNS OF CRACKING , IN WITCH IT IS NOT AN IMMIADATE REPAIR THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE , BUT SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON.. YOU ALSO HAVE 2 INNER CV BOOTS ALSO , HOWEVER THEY RAREL GET TORN OR LEAK, BECAUSE THEY DONT FLEX LIKE THE OUTTER BOOTS DO..

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