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Hello,

I wonder if someone can answer a few questions of mine, sorry if I don't come accross very knowledgable.

My car was in the main dealers yesterday and they said they noticed a small cut to my nearside front CV boot, they said they will check it again in a few months when a service is due. A few questions I have:

1) How does this get damaged? My car had a new clutch, flywheel, release bearing, 3rd/4th syncos fitted in June, could they have caused the damage when this was done?

2) I noticed when I got my car back when the above work was completed the inside of my nearside front alloy was covered in grease? Could this be related to the CV boot being cut?

3) What are the implications of leaving it a few months?

4) How much money is it to replaced approx? I tried calling them today but the service desk is shut.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ash
 

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The CV gaiter/boot holds the grease ini and dirt out.
The fact its split is why your wheel and probably anything else in the firing line is covered in grease.
The boot MUST be changed or the grease will come out, and the CV joint will dry and wear rapidly.

Driveshafts (with CV joints) have to be removed to get the gearbox out.
I'd be really really annoyed if they put a split gaiter back on and didnt replace it.
Dont want grease over the brake disks either ;)
 
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The CV gaiter/boot holds the grease ini and dirt out.
The fact its split is why your wheel and probably anything else in the firing line is covered in grease.
The boot MUST be changed or the grease will come out, and the CV joint will dry and wear rapidly.

Driveshafts (with CV joints) have to be removed to get the gearbox out.
I'd be really really annoyed if they put a split gaiter back on and didnt replace it.
Dont want grease over the brake disks either ;)
Ah so its likely they did cause it, I doubt they will stand for that however. Reckon its expensive to replace?
 

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Gaitors are normally dirt cheap £10-15
CV joints are much much more to replace ;)

Labour is gonna sting though...
...Disconnect wheel bearings/ suspension/ steering to pull the hub/strut and get the driveshaft out.
Then you can split the driveshaft and change CV gaitors.

They have a damper in the driveshaft on these, so might be able to just split it without undoing everything to get to the CV joints.

Only Honda can tell you what they do. :D
 

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Thanks Relic, very helpfull as always! Hope Labour isnt bad!
 

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Hhhhhhhmmm ......Labour.........:panic:
 

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Rang Inchcape Honda Colchester, I didn't bother trying to accuse them of causing the damage as I got no proof. They advised the normal price is £203. But agreed to do it for £168. So that sounds like two hours labour so im guessing they have to disconnect wheel bearings, suspension etc.
 

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Might be an idea to get both done while its in bits ???
Depends if its a slice or age/stress cracking.

I would have blamed them :D
 

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Apparently its a cut. I row with them quite a bit to be honest, they all no me by name now which isn't for good reasons. I managed to get a new clutch out of them FOC last time, I didnt want to push it as I have no proof they caused it. Hope the joint is ok. As I noticed the grease way back in June.
 

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Why would you check it in a few months unless it is not currently leaking grease, so maybe it is unclear if the cut is going to leak or not ?. I think there is no substitute for inspecting it yourself.
 

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Ill jack it up tomorrow and have a look. Cheers everyone
 

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Just jacked it up. Its quite a big cut, and it runs on the inner fold if you know what I mean? I dont think they have done it. You can see where the grease has come out all over the wishbone and onto the inner part of the alloy. I'm shocked they said to leave it for a few months!! So its age thats caused it, the car is only just over three years old. Should it go that quick? Reckon I got a chance of rowing it to be done on warranty?
 
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