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Old 09-28-2015, 09:23 PM   #19
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OK, I took a flashlight out, turned the wheel both directions and looked at the best I could. I felt it and didn't feel any torn spots, but I couldn't feel the entire thing. I also shined the flashlight all underneath my car and I see no grease whatsoever. I'm amazed how clean it is underneath there since it's been 3 weeks since I had it washed.

So for now, I think I'll have Car-X take a look at it. This one store is really good with female customers, not taking them for things that don't need repaired. The last time I was there was due to a road noise I heard at certain speeds that wasn't there before. The Car-X mechanic spent 40 minutes inspecting it, including taking it out for a drive and concluded it was my tires that were making the noise, showing me where the treadwall was separating. I thought it was a bearing. And no charge for what they did.
The only car I've ever owned that had 'weak' CV boots (ones that tore at all...and did so multiple times ) was a GTI. I eventually found a boot product that was tough and constructed as (for lack of a better term) the two pieces of a clam shell glued back together. I just tore the ripped boot off, applied the proper grease/whatever that was required, put the glue that came with the boot along one edge, put the boot on, and applied pressure for as long as the directions stated. No issues after that. I don't know if these are still available, but I'd bet that your boot isn't even torn. It sounds as though Car-X will be honest with you .
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:13 PM   #20
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Well, I just got home from Car-X; it DID have a small tear, but none of the grease has slung out of it yet. Of course, they didn't have my axle in stock, but tomorrow they'll replace it.

I have no idea how it happened, as no one but me drives my car and I haven't run over any debris in the road.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:52 PM   #21
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Hmm. Makes you wonder if the dealership did something.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:30 PM   #22
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Hmm. Makes you wonder if the dealership did something.
Yes, I was wondering the same thing. I've always been curious and I should ask if they have legitimate certified Toyota technicians working there on Saturdays - because the only thing you can have done on Saturdays is oil changes. Or maybe just lot boys or rejects from Jiffy Lube.

Do you think driving on rough roads could cause the damage? My new job is on the other side of Indy and that section of the city has horrible roads due to dump trucks and semi's.
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Yes, I was wondering the same thing. I've always been curious and I should ask if they have legitimate certified Toyota technicians working there on Saturdays - because the only thing you can have done on Saturdays is oil changes. Or maybe just lot boys or rejects from Jiffy Lube.

Do you think driving on rough roads could cause the damage? My new job is on the other side of Indy and that section of the city has horrible roads due to dump trucks and semi's.
I don't believe so. The boots on my 09 still look like brand new and I drive on a lot of rough roads. (I was doing an oil change last weekend and always inspect the boots when I have it up on the lift to do so). As they age they can dry-out and become brittle, but this is premature for that to happen on a 2010.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:00 PM   #24
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I'm at a loss on what happened. Before I got the Yaris, I had a 1997 Chevy Cavalier I bought new and drove 13 years and the boots still looked new the day I traded it in.
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:04 AM   #25
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Ask to get the used parts back when the shop does the work if possible. Id like to see the damage.

My own 09 only has 41k on it and has blown a water pump and an oil pressure sensor. Not the Toyota Im used to but Im sticking with it hoping for goodness in the long haul....
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I'd be interested what the tear looks like. That's a first I've ever heard on a Yaris and that's including the one's with over 400,000km on them. You'd think if it was from rough roads the tear would be substantial and you would have heard a loud noise when driving.

The fact that there is no grease coming out, paired with how they told you it needs to be changed immediately makes me suspicious of how that tear got there...
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I'd be interested what the tear looks like. That's a first I've ever heard on a Yaris and that's including the one's with over 400,000km on them. You'd think if it was from rough roads the tear would be substantial and you would have heard a loud noise when driving.

The fact that there is no grease coming out, paired with how they told you it needs to be changed immediately makes me suspicious of how that tear got there...
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