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Just went out to clean my pride and joy and one of my front wheels on the inside of one of the front is absolutely covered with thick greasy black oily gunge. I had proline springs fitted last week and this has only happened since then. would this be comming from the shock absorber any ideas, the whole inside of the flat of the rim is covered. also how can i clean this off easily, my brush is done with it sticking to it. :(
 

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My guess is that your CV boot has been damaged when the springs have been fitted. Al the grease inside has come out and the CV boot needs replacing as well as the grease.

Hot soapy water or degreaser is the only way to clean the rim although, until your CV boot is fixed, it's going to be covered straight away.

Either that or your shock has gone but if it's thick, I think it's grease rather than oil that's in the shocks!
 

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My guess is that your CV boot has been damaged when the springs have been fitted. Al the grease inside has come out and the CV boot needs replacing as well as the grease.

Hot soapy water or degreaser is the only way to clean the rim although, until your CV boot is fixed, it's going to be covered straight away.

Either that or your shock has gone but if it's thick, I think it's grease rather than oil that's in the shocks!
Thanks mixman for reply, i went out and had another look turning the wheel and there is a large rubber boot at the end of the driveshaft i think, close to another arm which i think is the trackrod end it does appear to be round that area. will that boot that i mentioned be the cv boot ? , it is definately thick black grease around those areas.
 

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Yep, it's the CV boot. Only a few quid. It happened to me and someone else on here only I ordered a new set of shocks first before even looking!!

Shocks went on ebay. About £20 it cost to fix (Y)
 

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Thanks again, put my mind to rest do you think the garage i got to put the springs on will foot the bill and do the work. I dont want to go to vauxhall because the spring fitting which they didn't get to do. but if it is only about £20 then i wont grumble to much.
 

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Has the CV boot split, or has the large securing clip broken? Is the large metal clip still present or missing? It may only be necessary to replace the clip rather than the whole boot - obviously a lot cheaper!
 

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i took mine back to the garage which fitted my sportlines, they replaced the cv boot with a genuine vaux part and also cleaned my wheel and the whole wheel arch for nothing.

They broke it, so they fixed it!
 

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Has the CV boot split, or has the large securing clip broken? Is the large metal clip still present or missing? It may only be necessary to replace the clip rather than the whole boot - obviously a lot cheaper!
Will have to check for a clip or rip , i take it the clip will be very easy to notice if broken. Thanks.
 

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i took mine back to the garage which fitted my sportlines, they replaced the cv boot with a genuine vaux part and also cleaned my wheel and the whole wheel arch for nothing.

They broke it, so they fixed it!
Will Definately try the garage that fitted the springs first, only thing is a week has gone by before i have noticed it. But like you say i really think it happened there.
 
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