left rear velocity joint boot leaking.

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  1. skylane765

    skylane765 Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    I found grease on the wheel of my Hellcat. The Velocity U joint at the left rear wheel had a hole in it. I did not want to take to dealer so I just used a foam ear plug and it worked so far. I will have it changed at some other time. It did sling grease all over and had to clean it up and used a grease gun to add grease though the cut.
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Take it to the dealer man use the warranty and let Chrysler know what's going on. They are tracking failures intensively.
     
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    skylane765 Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    No, I rather them not take my car apart when I can do it myself. I rather do it myself than waist time taking it in and wait for it for now. If it leaks anything again I may take it in. I worked for a Dodge dealership for 3 years back in 72 doing automatic transmissions and rear ends. Looks like a screwdriver punched it.
     
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    themarshall Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I think I would take it in asap. Why? You said maybe a screw driver, that is a longated cut, that cut can travel the more you drive the car. Not good,hey you steped up to a Hellcat now step up with it.
     
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    I know what you mean, Last time i needed surgery i did it myself. Saved on my copay too!
     
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    Had the same issue. Dealer ended up replacing the whole axle shaft because it was easier.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Can you share a picture? I like to check these things when I hear about them. Thanks:D
     
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    they replaced the whole axle shaft because Chrysler does not service the boots separately.
     
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    Here tammie.. Mine did the exact same thing.. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Damn, not good. Keep us informed.
     
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    I will.. It goes in tuesday or wednesday
     
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    Jared SRT Cat Silver Member

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    Kinda wish i picked up a a8 charger as of late..
     
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    That's what happened to my car. I put a ear plug in mine and its all good and never has leaked. I do not want the rear end torn apart by Dodge. I can still take it in later.
     
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    skylane765 Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Much different than surgery, I am dot a doctor, but I am a Dodge mechanic. Why tare a car apart that is new from factory if there is no need to. May end up with more problems.
     
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    Would rather fix it how dodge/chrysler is telling ne to fix it.. If it gets fixed and i still keep having problems chrysler will be buying the car back... If a dodge dealership cant re-assemble a right rear axle they should look into a different job..
     

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