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Cracked boot on front cv axel shaft

Do I have to sepparate upper ball joint from knucle in order to remove cv axel.I am hoping all I have to do is unbolt captive flange at differential end . This I think will alow me to remove the splined end from hub and axel assembly from truck. I am attempting this job at home and have limited tools. Truck is a 1998 GMC Sierra k3500

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  • skilby Oct 28, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion. I went to dormans site they don't list a split boot for my application.They do list a coventional style. But in order to replace, cv axel shaft has to be removed from the truck.I am wondering how to remove.Do I have to sepparate upper ball joint to enable removal.

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Hi skilby
you could try using a Quick boot, just cut the old one off with a trimming knife no stripping required,just wrap the quick boot around and use the weld adhesive fit new clips and the jobs done

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Oct 28, 2008

    www.dormanproducts.com does an online service

  • Andy Bathgate
    Andy Bathgate Oct 28, 2008

    you should only need to do the lower ball joint not the upper and depending on how long its been split and if you intend keeping it, it may be a better to change the cv joint and shaft while your at it

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