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cv boot repair
Posted 18 March 2004 - 01:14 AM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 01:30 AM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:25 AM
I was told that this is quite common due to the heat from the cat damaging the rubber. I am like you, not quite sure about doing it myself , but I have been told NOT to use the two peice boots. I dont want the car off the road, but I suppose it has to be done.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:02 AM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 11:35 AM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:15 PM
It's in a yellow and red tube with a black twist off cap.
It's called "Seal-All" Seals Bonds Insulates Waterproofs
Not affected by Gasoline or Oil
It has worked for me on those annoying punctures and cracks in the folds of the boot, like the above mentioned boot over the cat........it has lasted me for as much as a month before the boot has either totally disintegrated (in the worse case), or you need to re-apply before you finally get around to replacing either the shaft or the boot....
I used it to put my door "Subaru" side strip on last year and it's still holding...pretty cheap stuff that works in an emergency, every SOOB owner should have a tube under the seat...It'll even fit in the glove box, as the tube is about 8" long.........Chongo
Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:35 PM
Here's what you do:
Don't worry about it....
That's right, leave it alone. Let the axle tear itself to shreds, then replace it with a new one from www.cvaxles.com at a mere $55 a pop with lifetime warranty.
You don't know how long the boot has been torn, how much grease has leaked out, or how much foreign material has gotten in. To take the axle off and reboot it is doing more work than just replacing the axle, and the axle is doomed anyway. The two-piece boot is the dumbest idea I have ever heard.
So don't worry about it until you absolutely have to, then replace the whole thing and do it right.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 01:26 PM
Searches don't always produce good threads or info IMO.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:10 PM
If you can squeeze the water out and pump some grease in, maybe that would work for you.
Also, mine was in the back, so no worries about heat. Maybe you could use aluminum tape or make a tin heat shield for it.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:05 PM
Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:29 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 01:57 PM
Posted 20 March 2004 - 04:14 PM
Rebooting really isn't all that bad once you're in the mood for black grease. TRW brand boots are the best I've seen...very strong rubber. I stick the axle shaft in a bench vice and carefully remove the metal bands. Put on rubber gloves and have plenty of rags handy. Pull back the big end of the boot and reach in with a hook shaped tool to flip out the wire retainer clip. Slide the joint apart and put a rag over the bearing assembly. Remove the C-clip on the end of the axle and slide off the bearing assy. Now you can swap boots and re-assembly in reverse order with fresh CV grease.
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