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BMW 325xi Front Outer CV Boots May Tear and Leak at 60,000 Miles

 
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 96,648 mi (60,000 mi - 207,000 mi)

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After 60,000 miles, the front outer half-shaft boots tend to tear and leak grease. In most cases, only the boot will have to be replaced; however, if it is not repaired soon enough, the half-shaft may need to be replaced. The front outer boots are put under heavy stress because of their involvement with the suspension when making turns.

  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 108,000 mi

    I had to replace the Driver Front CV Axle completely because of the boot tear and it leaking oil. I now have to replace the Passenger side now.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 150,000 mi

    replaced both drive axle shaft assemblies

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 84,000 mi

    front boots were ripped open and leaking grease.

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  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission, 80,000 mi

    I have broken rubber seals leading to cv joint vibration.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 60,000 mi

    LT SHAFT BOOT TEAR, REPLACE WITH SHAFT, EASIER...

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 110,000 mi

    The problem was discovered when going in because of a valve cover gasket that blew on my way to work, problem has not yet been resolved

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  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission, 80,000 mi

    I had to have both of mine done. I also had to have the left one re-done. I live in the mountains off a dirt road. I thought it was that. Man they are expensive to replace. Luckily I caught it prior to having to do the whole thing.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 63,000 mi

    both front outer boots have torn...

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 99,700 mi

    Second time I've had this issue since purchasing this vehicle.
    Based on price made more sense to replace axle, which came with CV boots, rather than replacing individual CV boot.
    Mechanic showed me the tear and oil all over the place.

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  • Visitor, , 61,000 mi

    I had the same problem with bolth sides, replaced bolth and it has been fine ever since.

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