cv joint boot

Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:19
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Hey evrybody,

Got a large twig stuck between the front lower arm and the CV joint, (wheel end)
playing today. It ripped the boot off the CV.
So my question, does the CV joint need to be cleaned or repacked ( driving through dirt and mud)? And also how do you replace the metal band that holds the boot on.
Cable ties would be no good?

Hope this makes some sense.

thanks in advance for all the great replies.
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Reply By: Moz - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:35

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 21:35
The safe answer is yes, remove the driveshaft and clean out all the old grease
and dirt and muck ASAP.
You should be able to buy a kit which includes a new boot and a couple
of metal bands.
There is a special tool for fitting the bands but if your clever with some
multi-grips you should be able to fit them.
They need to be very tight and yes a cable-tie is not reliable for the larger end
they tend to slip off.
Hope this helps

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Reply By: Utemad - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:54

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 22:54
I put a new inner and outer boot on my Rodeo.
I used tis website as a guide. It is for a Jackaroo but probably works on different models.
Changing CV boot

Saves a lot of hassle as opposed to pulling the hub off etc.
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