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I was washing my 08 Scion xB one beautiful afternoon and I noticed some dirty grease on the rim. I took a closer inspection and little behold what I thought was little turned out to be a lot. My first thoughts were the Lower ball joint, it had previously snowed and the snow plows just made the potholes worse, riding on TRD 19's it is best to avoid them but at times its safer not to. I jacked up the front end and I saw the massacre. Grease was flung everywhere!!! Along the rim, on the brake lines, on the backing plate, even some go on the rotor! It was everywhere! 100 miles previously both front wheel bearing were bad and replaced under warranty, apparently the previous owner hit a curb and when repaired they failed to replace the wheel bearing hubs.

I then brought my xBreezy to the dealership and I brought up the subject that they serviced the vehicle and now there is grease all over the front passenger side. Right away they had a technician come out, take a quick look, and asked if I had time where they could put it on the lift. I agreed, and 30 minutes later they found the problem. A busted CV axle boot! How could this happen? Many possibilities but I can't be exact as to what happened; Expansion of the boot when water freezed inside from a small tear? Girlfriend hit the biggest pot hole? Ran over a possum and a bone sliced the boot? Who knows? The cv boot was then special ordered and the warranty covered everything, even the cleaning of all that grease. I just wished they replaced the whole CV Axle instead of just the boot.
 
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