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I noticed some fluid or grease on the axles coming out of the rear differential cv boots of our 2003 crv w/ 207k miles. The Left Rear looks worse - no drips though. The RR shows a small amount seeping. At 200k I did one rear diff fluid change and burnished the gears as preventative maintenance. I don't remember seeing this then, but may have overlooked it. Not noticing any driving issues. Anything to be overly concerned about?

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Yeah makes sense that would be grease. There's definitely some corrosion :) Would new axle assemblies be the most straightforward repair? The metal ring at the end of the boot is deteriorating compared to the other side. Hopefully will last for a bit. The vehicle is just used in town and getting into "drive it into the ground" territory.
 

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You can buy replacement clips or just use hose clamps on the CV boots. A bit of sealer on the joints would work as long as the boots are not cracked or split.

With the costs (and poor reilability of aftermarket axles) I would avoid that. As long as the joints are still quiet and vibration free, I would clean and repack your present axles and perhaps replace the rubber boots. (Yes you need to remove them to do this.)
 
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