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Had a look under the car after noticing some minor clunks when moving the car from driving forwards to reversing.
Looked under the car and saw that the inner cv had sprayed some grease, boot seems fine, did not notice any separation anywhere.
no clunking or clicking (noticeable) while driving.

187k miles.

Am going on a longer roadtrip in a while and wondering what direction to go.
The new axles are pretty expensive.
Found some aftermarket axles for around 90 USD.

Possible to take off axle, take off boot and regrease?
Or do i need a new axle? maybe just the inner CV on the passenger side?

Suggestions are very welcome!
 

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Ok so consensus is to pull axle, regrrase and reboot?

Any particular boot i should use?
Do both boots or just the one in question?

And still just regrease even there is a small and slight click when going from forward to reverse?
Just missing some grease?
 

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Ok so consensus is to pull axle, regrrase and reboot?

Any particular boot i should use?
Do both boots or just the one in question?

And still just regrease even there is a small and slight click when going from forward to reverse?
Just missing some grease?
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It looks like FCP has an Empi and Volvo boot kit but please verify the part numbers:
Empi: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-bellows-kit-inner-v70-s80-s70-s60-31256223
Volvo: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-bellow-kit-inner-c70-31256221

I don't know who the OEM is of the Volvo boots but I think Empi boots are okay.

I'd just replace the inner if the outer is fine. The clicking should go away with grease.
 

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Spend the $ on Volvo boots is my opinion. Repack it and live happily ever after. Might wanna do both just because the axle is out anyway.
 

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My advice is to put a new boot on. I tried the aftermarket axle route and it was a nightmare. Out of 7 axles I did not get a single good one. I also had the OEM ones rebuilt twice (which I also do not recommend) before they did not come apart on me. Buy a used OEM one or buy brand new ONLY.
 
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