Last post on Oct 26, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#12 of 21 Re: Cracked CV Boots [camrydriver]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 08, 2006 (7:57 am)
The dealer won't replace them because the factory won't pay him to do it, so it's out of his pocket. You are correct, if the cracks are extensive, that this should be done as preventive maintenance, but most pro-active parts replacement wouldn't be covered under a warranty, unless the cracks were really bad.
If there are just a few light wrinkles in the CV boot, it could last a long time that way.
Even if it cracks open, you have some time to respond. The grease in there is very thick and nasty and one thing you'd notice right away is some "slinging" of the grease onto other parts of the underside of the car and onto the boot itself.
So, if you peek under there once in a while and see a clean boot, no problem.
#13 of 21 Re: Cracked CV Boots [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 08, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Exactly so, Joe.
#14 of 21 2004 Camry -Noise from Stearing
Sep 29, 2008 (12:26 pm)
My 2004 camry, When I make turns the stearing mech: makes a strange noise.
I had this same problem with my previous 04 camry which I took to a Toyota delar.
They wanted to replace the "intermediat shaft" and charge me $ 600.I told them leave it alone.Now I have the same problem with this car. I could hear the noise
when I turn the stearing wheel even when the car is parked.I hope some one could
#15 of 21 Re: 2004 Camry -Noise from Stearing [jjoseph2]
Sep 29, 2008 (12:57 pm)
Sounds like you already have the source of this problem figured out. You expecting this to go away by itself?
If you want to verify it, have someone turn the wheel while you feel the intermediate shaft.
#16 of 21 2004 Toyota camry check engine light with code p2238
Oct 27, 2008 (5:42 am)
My 2004 Camry with 70k miles, check engine light just came on with code P-2238.Any one know what this mean?
#17 of 21 Re: 2004 Toyota camry check engine light with code p2238 [jjoseph2]
Oct 27, 2008 (6:06 am)
Air/Fuel (Oxygen) sensor #1, replace with Toyota part
Low positive Oxygen Sensing Pumping Current
A/F + is less than .5V for 5 seconds or more, or
(A/F+) - (A/F-) is less than .1V for 5 seconds or more
- Open in A/F sensor circuit
- Bad A/F sensor
- Bad A/F heater (part of the sensor)
- EFuel Injector main relay
#18 of 21 Cost to replace CV Boot on 2000 Camry
Oct 26, 2009 (6:11 am)
Rubber CV boot is leaking black grease and need to be replaced. Can anyone tell me the approximate cost/ hours needed to replace?
#19 of 21 Re: Cost to replace CV Boot on 2000 Camry [nick9]
Oct 26, 2009 (6:23 am)
It's been a long time for me, but I'd say about $300, most of which is labor. Don't put it off, because you don't want to damage the CV joint itself.
It may also be a good idea to replace the other side as well, especially if the boot shows signs of cracking.
You don't have to go to the dealer; find a good independent shop on the basis of recommendations from friends, relatives, and co-workers.
#20 of 21 Re: Cost to replace CV Boot on 2000 Camry [nick9]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 26, 2009 (7:06 am)
Good suggestions on the board but also if you have high mileage you may wish to consider the cost of replacing the boot vs. the cost of installing a rebuilt axle kit---get a cost comparison from your independent shop. Also, be sure he is installing quality parts and not cheesy rebuilts from god knows where.