Hey guys, Got a question.
Stats first, I know: 2004 4Runner, 235K miles, 4WD, Limited, still runs great.
According to the Toyota techs, the front axles need to be rebuilt every 100K miles - because of boot failure, nothing else. But, as we all know, if you ignore the failed boot, the joints will quickly follow. A rebuild kit with the boots is ~$35. New axles are a tad more expensive.
Well, the first time the boots failed right at about 120K. I rebuilt them, and it all seemed to go well. I’m at 235K now, and they failed again (one, actually, but a full rebuild for both sides is in order).
The dealer kit comes with both boots, clips, oetiker rings, grease, the works. It’s a decent kit. I have all the tools I need, I’m very familiar with the truck, and have done this procedure before. So why am I posting at all?
The kit comes with a hard plastic boot (for the outer CV joint), and a soft rubber boot for the inner joint (I don’t know what the style is called). It also includes two different greases. One’s a synthetic (white) grease. The other is a regular (black) grease.
The question: Which grease goes in which boot? Memory is failing me.
Thanks for the assist.