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BMW 330xi Front Outer CV Boots May Tear and Leak at 60,000 Miles

 
BMW 330xi Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 75,782 mi (36,000 mi - 210,000 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, , Manual Transmission, 36,000 mi

    Exactly the same issue

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 85,000 mi

    FRONT AXLE REPLACED

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    My two front axle boot leaking
    the lower control arm the bushing
    and the two tierod outed

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 60,000 mi

    Torn boot just before 60k. Replaced boot but apparently not soon enough because at 70k started getting the clicking and tires skipping at slow speed.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 78,000 mi

    Dealer said CV boots were cracked & leaking. Cost about $1400 P&L to replace two CV boots.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 45,000 mi

    Replaced both inner and outer on Driver and Passenger sides for $850
    Now I will be replacing the passenger side outer again at 67,000
    Inferior material or design this is not right.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 50,000 mi

    I had to replace left and we are watching the right.
    Said it could also happen from something hitting it on
    the road.

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  • Visitor, , 71,000 mi

    Replaced inne-boots about a year ago. Now both outer boots are leaking. $1100 quote from dealer

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 45,000 mi

    lost both front outer boots probably within 1 years time and expect it again when I get to double and triple the mileage because neoprene wasn't used. Not extremely difficult to change as the axle is splined but non the less not many issues like this happen to Japanese cars.

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 48,775 mi

    Got an estimate of $980.00 from dealer

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