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 Post subject: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:42 pm 
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My axle is from a '98 SSEi, passenger side.

The inner boot is junk, and the plastic is too stiff or hard or whatever and it won't stay 'fixed'. I've got one last thing to try, but what I did last was to use polyurethane to glue the plastic 4" end to the rubber piece that fits the tripot and I also glued that rubber piece to the tripot. It doesn't leak around the seam between the boot and the rubber piece on the tripot anymore. Instead...it pulls the rubber piece off the tripot... :banghead:

I've tried a few places (dealer, Raxles, rockauto), supposedly nobody can even get the boot, and Raxles customer support said they won't even touch it. It's annoying. There apparently aren't any universal fit boots that even stretch to 4" to fit the dang thing

RockAuto wrote:
Dear Matt S.,

I'm sorry but we do not carry that part at this time. Our online catalog will show every part we have for your vehicle, so if you look up your car in our catalog, and don't see the part there, it means we unfortunately don't carry it. I checked the specifications of all four inner boots that we do have and none of them will fit the Bonneville SSEi.

To learn more about our catalog or products, please visit our FAQ page!

Thank you,

Mark Simon
RockAuto Customer Service


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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:02 pm 
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Get a good used complete axle from me?

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:37 pm 
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So that sounds way easier than making a mold and casting some new polyurethane boots... Funny thing is the outer boot tore when I pulled the L67, and the softer rubber it is made of worked great with the polyurethane adhesive and it still doesn't leak.

How much (including shipping to 49057)?

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'97 LeSabre - Top swap

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:52 pm 
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$30 shipped

Measure the length to make sure we have the same one.

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:59 pm 
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I can measure on Friday, when I get home on the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:02 pm 
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If for some reason you don't have the same axle as Andrew, Dearborn axle is pretty good. I needed the passenger side axle on my ssei and they had it in stock for like $50 iirc. They may even be able to fix the one you have.

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:37 pm 
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...How have I not heard of this place?... Where are they? I'll have to check next week. Either way, I can't pull the axle off until Friday.

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'05 STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 LeSabre - Top swap

Current project:
'99 Montana - top swap 3800

Upcoming projects:
'92 Bonneville SSE
'87 LeSabre T-type
'67 LeSabre

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:05 am 
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I measure 25-26" total length, outer spline count 33 and inner spline count 41

RockAuto puts it at 24.5" compressed, outer count 33 and inner count 39. So I guess that means I can't count higher than 35.

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'93 SSEi - Twincharged + manual Build thread
'97 Camaro - Top swap
'05 STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 LeSabre - Top swap

Current project:
'99 Montana - top swap 3800

Upcoming projects:
'92 Bonneville SSE
'87 LeSabre T-type
'67 LeSabre

RIP:
'86 LeSabre - pictures
'93 SE - L67


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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00 pm 
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I might be a little late on this, but here is their address and phone number....the website doesn't seem to work.
20446 West Warren Avenue Detroit, MI 48228
(313) 581-3300

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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Went to Dearborn Axle...

The boot they have does not fit the HD axle. So I'll go back one last time, then I'm caving in for a used one.

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'97 Camaro - Top swap
'05 STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 LeSabre - Top swap

Current project:
'99 Montana - top swap 3800

Upcoming projects:
'92 Bonneville SSE
'87 LeSabre T-type
'67 LeSabre

RIP:
'86 LeSabre - pictures
'93 SE - L67


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 Post subject: Re: HD axle inner boot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:11 pm 
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For any who are interested, the OEM style boot for this axle is (Enkidu P/N) 86448C. I can't even find any information on the manufacturer...

Seems like it is a quality part. Most importantly, it's a replacement boot so you don't have to buy an axle with a substandard tripod if all you need is a boot.

It was quite the adventure, I had to got to 8-mile in Ferndale (there main rebuild facility) to get it.

It would have been easier (and safer) to get it from harofreak00...

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'93 SSEi - Twincharged + manual Build thread
'97 Camaro - Top swap
'05 STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 LeSabre - Top swap

Current project:
'99 Montana - top swap 3800

Upcoming projects:
'92 Bonneville SSE
'87 LeSabre T-type
'67 LeSabre

RIP:
'86 LeSabre - pictures
'93 SE - L67


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