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Altis Service - Driveshaft Boots Torn


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zoomzz

Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:02 PM

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hi folks, need a bit of advice here.

went to service my car at umw recently - 2005 altis.
they inspected and told me 'FRT LHS driveshaft boots torn' and it needs to be replaced. estimated costs RM900!!!!!

1. pls dun mind but what is this driveshaft boots thing?
2. can i continue to drive and for roughly how long?? will it be dangerous? knowing our legendary umw service centers - it takes forever to get an appointment and it's gonna take whole day to replace
3. any cheaper alternative? 900 is big sum

thanks

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hideiyoshi

Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:56 PM

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Go outside workshop...........cheaper!!!! Try google then u know better.... smile_thumbup.gif

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jacksonljs

Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:02 PM

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To answer your queries:

1) driveshaft boots is driveshaft cover (in layman term)
2) The car is still driveable, but i suggest get it replaced ASAP to reduced chances of costly replacement. This is because torned driveshaft boots may allows water/sand to enter driveshaft head, by that time, whole driveshaft head will need replacement.
3) You can refer to outside workshop for cheaper replacement if you have a regular workshop and/or foreman.

FYI, torn driveshaft boots is quite common for Vios after 5 - 6 years. For Vios and maybe Altis driver, i suggest get this thing inspected if your ride is more than 5 years.

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AE111GT

Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:43 PM

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Bro.. the rubber boot should cost 50 bucks or less.

Can you ask them why it cost so much. Get a Itemised quote....

This is rubbish...... I suggest get it down outside...



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carmaniac

Posted 05 April 2011 - 11:50 PM

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Last saturday, just changed RHS driveshaft boots for my Vios Yr 2006, Cost

2pcs boot $35 X 2 = $70
Transmission oil Top up = $20
Greese = $10
Workmanship = $35

Total cost $135/=. Time taken about 2 hours. Did it at Winner Tyre Shop, behind Honda showroom at Jalan TAR, KL. Look for Ah Kit.

Very satisfied and good workmanship.

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zoomzz

Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:22 PM

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thanks guys.

i just changed today. found back my old workshop.
rm38 new cover - one side only. the other side still alright
rm35 workmanship
total rm73

my mechanic did mention that the part is japan part and not original which costs more.

my shop is at sidestreet parallel to lokeyew near the old fajar sg besi
thanks for the lead about the jalan tar workshop too!

the 1st verbal quote i got was from umw cheras. wat's wrong wif these ppl? rm900..

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:53 PM

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QUOTE (zoomzz @ Apr 10 2011, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks guys.

i just changed today. found back my old workshop.
rm38 new cover - one side only. the other side still alright
rm35 workmanship
total rm73

my mechanic did mention that the part is japan part and not original which costs more.

my shop is at sidestreet parallel to lokeyew near the old fajar sg besi
thanks for the lead about the jalan tar workshop too!

the 1st verbal quote i got was from umw cheras. wat's wrong wif these ppl? rm900..

My camry changed 4 boots n oilseal cost rm258. Toyota quote RM 700 perpiece

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figomomo

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

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Guys any recommendation of such work (replacing of driveshaft boot) in puchong or subang area?

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topgun88

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

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Altis driveshafts spoilt every 4 years, many altis owner experience this due to low quality.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

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QUOTE (figomomo @ Jan 1 2013, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys any recommendation of such work (replacing of driveshaft boot) in puchong or subang area?

Any good workshop should be able to do this for you. You should ask them to check the driveshaft boots every time you service the car. Replacing torn boots is a simple thing and the spare parts do not cost a fortune either.
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