Question about 2002 Pontiac Montana
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In order to properly replace a C.V. boot you need to disassemble that side of the wheel assembly and drop the C.V. axle. The new boot(from parts house or Dealership goes right back on. You will need to clean the area really well and get all grit out because this is what damages the axle itself. Repack the boot with C.V. grease and you're on your way. It can be a tough job sometimes so I recommend investing in a repair manual(like Chilton) to ease the process. The parts houses sell what I call cheater boots now and basically it is a shorter term solution. They install by basically wrapping around the old boot area and then screw together. I installed one for a customer once at her request and it lasted about 10,000 miles. When she had more money she had me put the permanent one on. I will say this about these, if you can't do the permanent repair right away for whatever reason it sure can save a C.V. axle from being destroyed - temporarily. Good Luck
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Remove the wheel, remove the hub nut, remove the brake caliper and rotor, put your socket and extension through the hub flange onto the bearing retainer bolts, undo them, release the abs sensor connector if it has it, remove the bearing and hub flange as an assembly, put the new one on and go backwards from here. Torque the hub nut to 180 ft/lbs, your done.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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Sometimes you will need special removal tools, depending on the vehicle. I'd suggest only having a mechanic replace them for you.
If you want to check what side is bad, just jack up one front wheel
at a time and grab the wheel with 2 hands and wiggle it up and down
and right to left , to see how much play is there. You will be able to
tell which side is worse, by how much more play one side has over the
other, if just one side is bad.Good luck.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks...I am a mechanic but didn't have any drawings in any of the info I had. I know one side is bad. I just wanted a parts breakdown. thanks"
jack the vehicle up remove the wheel
remove the brake caliper bottom bolt 15mm. lift the caliper up and slide the caliper pin out
remove the caliper housing bracket 2 - 15mm. bolts
remove the brake rotor
remove the drive axle nut 1 5/16
the remove the hub bearing bolts 3- 13mm. they are in behind (best to use a 13mm flex socket)
disconnect the ABS harness
use a hammer and hit the hub bearing flage (it maybe corroded )
now the hub bearing is out clean the steering knuckle with sandpaper to remove corrosion
install the hub bearing (make sure the ABS harness is in the right position)
hope this helps
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for the very useful information. That was all I needed to get the job done."
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