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You may have heard that here in the Houston area we had a large amount of rain. My wife was caught out in it in the Volvo. I really don't know why she took my car since she has an MDX when it was raining. The streets flood here easily and the ground clearance of the MDX would have been preferred. Well she got in to some water that was at least as high as the bottom of the molding on the doors as least that is where the dirt mark is. Car didn't die, no water came inside and the car ran fine. She took it slow and made it home. It was parked in the garage overnight and I got up and moved it. The clutch was a little grabby at first probably due to rust forming on the flywheel and pressure plate from all the moisture it returned to normal quickly. Brakes are fine no issues there. <p>However when I pulled back in to the garage I notice a large pool of black greasy material on the garage floor. Its not dirty, greasy oil. Its some type of grease. It looks like axle dirty axle grease. It looks like it partialy emulsified with the waster and leaked out of where ever it was supposed to be. Any ideas - are there cv joints in the front of the car that are greased? Are they booted and what do I need to check? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ok so I have this black greasy stuff all over the floor of my garage???? (Gonbad)

There are four CV joints up front, two per half-shaft, and one half-shaft per wheel.<p>Each CV joint boot is normally fitted with a water-tight boot where nothing can get in and nothing can get out. So the only way grease can get out is if the boot is torn or the boot clamp(s) have failed.<p>What's more, a typical sign of failed CV joint boots is that the CV joint grease will be flung out radially from the failed boot in question by centrifugal force when the car is driven. This usually results in one hell of greasy mess up under the car all along the CV joint's plane of rotation--not just on the ground below.
 

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Re: Ok so I have this black greasy stuff all over the floor of my garage???? (Dextrobrick)

Checked the boots they are good. <p>The greasy mess looks like it came from the weephole between the transmission and the block. Now I wonder if there is a leak in there. I have not been loosing oil so I am wondering what it may be. I need to check the master cylinder to see if I have a leaking slave. So the investigation goes on.
 

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Probably uR caR getting an under carridge bath!
 
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