it's either the CV boot he's talking about or the Dust shield for the axle seal...if it's the dust shield, that thing is like $1.50. If it's the CV just get a new one and remove the old one and replace it with a completely new one. I believe aamco, or pepboys are good places to go. DO NOT take it to the dealer, the axle from the dealer is $500 and isn't any better than the one that Kragen sells for $99...no lie, that's what my parts guy at the dealer told me.
i just did both of mine...it's sooo easy to install a new one. here's another thread!!
if you want a new axle, purchase one from Kragen...call ahead and order it over the phone so you get your 10% off(at most kragen), then pick it up when it's delivered to that Kragen.
i just got a NEW(not rebuilt) CV AXLE ASSEMBLY from Kragen. The brand they sell is Cardone, and it's a great brand.
take it to get aligned after if it feels as tho it pulls to one side when you drive.
DO NOT remove the tie rod end nut...keep it in...just pull the shaft out of the hub.
you will need:
1.25" impact socket for the hub nut.strong breaker bar.metric and standard sockets and socket wrenches.socket wrench extensions(for the 1/2 bolts on the support bracket)jack standswheel blocksi always recomend golves to protect your handsif you have an impact gun and good sized tank, it will go a lot faster.toruque wrenchnew cotter pin for the axle(it doesn't come with the new axle)and some basic understanding of suspension, and R&R mechanics...it's easy!