i work for a dealership in dallas. we charge $350ish for a cv boot, $390 for both on 1 axle. for that proce you could buy a NEW axle from autozone.Hi, friends!
So I just bought a 2006 2.5L (5 cylinder) New Beetle convertible with close to 99K miles from a private seller. I took the car to a VW dealership today, where they performed a 10-point inspection. In the end, they told me that my car has an oil leak and torn outer CV boots on both sides.
First question: how much should I expect to spend replacing the CV boots? Would it be cheaper to replace the entire axle (including CV boots)?
Second question: I haven't noticed any oil leaking after I leave my parking spot, the oil light doesn't come on in my car, and the seller sent me proof that she had just changed the oil and oil filter a couple of weeks before I bought the car. Is there any way I can check if there is an oil leak myself? How much would it cost to fix it, approximately?
In addition to these issues, I have also noticed that I can't turn off my low beam on the passenger's side. Any ideas about that?
Is there anything else I should watch out for now that it's got a high mileage on it? Thanks so much!
with high miles the water pump and t belt should be changed. suspension parts may include control arm bushings, strut mount bushings and bearings, swaybar bushings.... these get old with time and heat.
oil leaks can come from different places. best plan is to jack the car up and take the belly pan off and get a flashlight to see where the car is wet with oil. could be a pan, could be a drain plug, could be the rear main seal, could be a valve cover gasket. all have different prices.
hope this helps.