Fuel Economy & Torn CV Boot

BeetleDragon737

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Joined
Jun 9, 2014
Location
Bend, OR
TDI
'99.0 New Beetle
I found a tear in the boot for my CV axle, and it's been throwing grease out of there for a while. Like, possibly 6 months or more.


I've also recently been experiencing poor fuel economy. Could my CV joint be so void of lube that friction in there is ruining my milage?
 

eddieleephd

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Joined
May 27, 2012
Location
Battle Ground, Wa
TDI
2002 jetta Wagon
No, the CV isn't causing the mileage drop. That's more likely rear brakes dragging.
You can replace the boot and not the joint, however it's the same amount of work if not more.
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wonneber

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Oct 12, 2011
Location
Monroe, NY, USA
TDI
2014 Jetta Sportwagon,2003 Jetta 261K Sold but not forgotten
I would want to clean the joint and put new grease in it as well as the boot.
 
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