Melted drive shaft boot

Discussion in '2011+ Ford Mustang V6 3.7L Tech' started by Chris_13V6, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Chris_13V6

    Chris_13V6 Junior Member

    I just bought a 2013 V6 at auction and noticed that the rubber boot on the drive shaft i melted. Does anyone have an idea how that could have happened? Is there supposed to be a heat shield between the exhaust and the boot? Is a replacement boot available?

  2. David Young

    David Young Member

    This is the first time I have ever seen anything like this on a 2011-2014 v6 Mustang :(
  3. dre256

    dre256 forum member

    I never seen one on mustangs. I have heard on Jeep's when there stressed off roading and high temp exhaust did it. So logically am going say exhaust mustang have done it. But then the question is, what caused the exhaust to get that hot on your mustang!
  4. David Young

    David Young Member

    Exhaust clamps missing? Maybe the last owner had long tube headers and an aluminum driveshaft then installed the factory stock parts before he sold it?
  5. Macman45

    Macman45 Resident Geriatric

    Probably an exhaust leak there, the boot is available from Ford Parts I believe. And it is missing a clamp I think in that photo. Probably what others said, IDK about an aluminum one piece DS, but probably tossed on the stock exhaust to sell the LTs and didn't clamp it. 15-20 miles of exhaust leak is plenty to burn through rubber right there
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