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    After changing my oil in the casa, they recommended replacing the lower RHS control arm. I asked why, they said they found a tiny hole on one rubber boot. Replacing it would cost me P7800.

    My question is, do I really need to change the entire lower arm just for this tiny hole, or are there any other remedies to fix that hole? Maybe refilling the grease and sealing the hole or something. Any experience guys?


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    ^sa casa kasi assembly ang palitan.
    try mo sa exalta banawe if sa qc area ka
    if not, pakita mo nalang sa suspension experts near your area
    baka wala pa 1.5k yan including labor

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwang View Post
    After changing my oil in the casa, they recommended replacing the lower RHS control arm. I asked why, they said they found a tiny hole on one rubber boot. Replacing it would cost me P7800.

    My question is, do I really need to change the entire lower arm just for this tiny hole, or are there any other remedies to fix that hole? Maybe refilling the grease and sealing the hole or something. Any experience guys?


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    what car is that?
    first time i see a boot in that area...
    is it really a boot?

    but if it is really a boot, it does not look fix-able.
    replace lang yata.
    but i do not know if you can get the boot-only replacement part.

    when we were younger,
    we would wrap the entire joint in plastic, to prevent dust and water from entering...
    Last edited by dr. d; March 12th, 2020 at 02:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjababez View Post
    ^sa casa kasi assembly ang palitan.
    try mo sa exalta banawe if sa qc area ka
    if not, pakita mo nalang sa suspension experts near your area
    baka wala pa 1.5k yan including labor
    Yes, I’m planning to do that. But I’d like to know if tama ba gagawin nila etc,


    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    what car is that?
    first time i see a boot in that area...
    is it really a boot?

    but if it is really a boot, it does not look fix-able.
    replace lang yata.
    but i do not know if you can get the boot-only replacement part.

    when we were younger,
    we would wrap the entire joint in plastic, to prevent dust and water from entering...
    Yung sa dulo ng lower arm, sa may gulong na banda. Yung Focus pa rin to. After maayos na ang shock absorber, ito na naman ang problema haha

    Baka may ingenious solution yung iba. Hirap kasi papalitan agad yung lower control arm just for that.

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    ball joint or stab link siguro bro
    naka zoom in masyado eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjababez View Post
    ball joint or stab link siguro bro
    naka zoom in masyado eh

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    Mazford na lng mga 1500 siguro yan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwang View Post

    Baka may ingenious solution yung iba. Hirap kasi papalitan agad yung lower control arm just for that.
    the rubber boot has no structural function.
    the objective of the rubber boot, is to protect the metal parts of the joint from rusting or wearing out faster than it normally does.
    if the joint is still good, i.e., no noise or excessive free play, then you can go on using it, as is.
    you can replace it when it starts acting up (above).

    kasi, my suspicion is, you can not replace that boot. you have to replace the entire assembly.
    might as well maximize it, before replacing it.

    good luck.
    tell us what happens.

    and yes. the un-zoomed picture is much better.

    in the past,
    we have continued using the joint, even if the rubber boot had already torn.
    tumatagal naman yung joint, before it starts acting up. something like a year... maybe more...
    Last edited by dr. d; March 12th, 2020 at 02:52 PM.

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    inject grease inside the boot. then patch the hole w/ a bicycle tube patch. get a small and flexible one like Maruni

    but that's just delaying the inevitable

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    I thought I'd address the 2nd elephant in the room.... why is the hub assembly and lower arm soaking in oil? Is the strut/damper leaking as well?

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