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So i just swapped over to my summer wheels and noticed a ton of grease everywhere finally found the issue and found a little tear in my CV joint boot. So what I was thinking of doing was just trying to regrease it through the little hole but I was wondering if I should take the boot off and grease it and how much I should use.

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For the time being, yes, pull the boot back and grease the hell out of it. With 'grease everywhere', no telling how long it's been ripped, and how much crap/water got in. Play it safe, get a new axle asap, say, within a week. You'd have to pull the old axle to do a proper, clean repair, so you may as well plan to put a new one on, just in case the patch job was too late to do good (but good enough to tide you over).

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For the time being, yes, pull the boot back and grease the hell out of it. With 'grease everywhere', no telling how long it's been ripped, and how much crap/water got in. Play it safe, get a new axle asap, say, within a week. You'd have to pull the old axle to do a proper, clean repair, so you may as well plan to put a new one on, just in case the patch job was too late to do good (but good enough to tide you over).

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It would be a repair until it the joint or axle starts to fail as it not showing any signs, I was just curious on how much grease I should put in. If I should be just covering the joint or filling the boot almost completely
 

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It would be a repair until it the joint or axle starts to fail as it not showing any signs, I was just curious on how much grease I should put in. If I should be just covering the joint or filling the boot almost completely
Mash as much as you can into/onto the joint. There's internal surfaces you can't get to, without disassembly. As I understand, it gets a thin 'icing' of grease, overall. The boot is just a 'dust' cover. You could watch a YouTube video on how to rebuild a CV joint, to get a better idea.

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