Having problems with your 1998 Mercury Mountaineer ?

Cv axle grease

\015 My cv boot on my right side is making this loud grinding sound how do i greese the cv boot\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

Answers :

You have to replace the worn axle assy on that side
No way to grease it- unless you remove the axle &
dissassemble it & wash it clean first
Surely a load grinding noise tells you the problem is
well beyond any greasing.
You can only remove the axle,wash it out & grease it,
if the boot rips & you get it apart in a day or so,otherwise
road grit will destroy the axle before you know you have
an open joint from a boot issue
On a 1998-- I would do both sides & be done with the axles
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