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MOT Failure?

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by DodgySailor, 10 Aug 2019.

  1. DodgySailor

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    Dear All,

    My 2001 failed the MOT because of a leak in the rubber seal as shown in the picture. I am not an expert mechanic but would like to appreciate any expert advice as I have some doubts about the garage honesty. Both seals have the same failure. The garage said that they need to replace the seals (about £120 each seal). I see a leak but is this a reasonable MOT failure?
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    Yes, that is a fail.
    The whole driveshaft is replaced - not just the seal.
     
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    Definitely a fail but you can have just the rubber boots replaced......some garages have a stretching device that allows the new boot to be fitted.
    Personally I just remove the CV joint and go from there.
    Avoid the split boot replacement if its offered, they are useless.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for quick reply!
    The guy estimates £120 each side. Is that a fair price??
     
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    It depends on what is on offer.....he may prefer to fit a complete replacement drive shaft rather than repair the original.
    Estimate 1 to 2 hours work, a repair includes cleaning and packing the CV joint with grease which is a filthy job!
    His price is ok really.
    John :)
     
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  7. Yeah, reasonable CV joint boot failure, common and an MOT fail as said above.
     
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    Thanks . This helps a lot
     
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    Those drop links look like they are from a Golf so as long as those drive shaft allen bolts come out it shouldn't be a big job.
    A good sign of the boots failing is grease splattered around the wheel arch liner.
    John :)
     
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  11. And chatter from the wheels when on full lock.
     
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    Indeed!
    Looking at the pic its obviously a diesel.....see the fuel cooler below the drivers door area? It wouldn't be the first time someone's jacked the car up on it :eek: :ROFLMAO:
    John :)
     
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    It is a Diesel indeed. 1.9
     
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