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Atv cv joint boot

I put a new cv joint boot on my drive shaft. I can't get the clamp on the boot tight enough so the boot doesn't spin on the shaft. How do I get it tight without ripping the new boot and keeping the grease in. This is actually on a Yamaha atv utility vehicle.

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    cv joint is leaking grease around boot

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Lubricate boot. then tighten, using a new clamp, try using lock thread on bolt. hope this helps

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My volvo s60 03 isnt making any noise when I turn right or left, and there is no visible problem other than the boot being torn and grease being all over the place. Is it possible my boot is just torn and...


Yes, that's possible, especially if the joint hasn't had enough time for dirt to get inside the joint. If you remove the half shaft, you can put a new boot and clamps on it, with new grease supplied with the boot. Only thing is, the joint has to be partially disassembled, it is very messy, and takes a couple of hours. An alternative is to buy a remanufactured half shaft with both joints (inner and outer CV joints) checked for wear and new boots installed. This half shaft is ready to install-the cost of these remanned shafts is actually less than the price of one new CV joint- about $70 for a chevy half shaft as an idea of prices.

Dec 18, 2013 | 2002 Volvo S60

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How to change cv joints


I would replace the complete axle assembly,
it would be cheaper and come with a warranty.

Instructions
  1. Remove the CV Joint
    • Remove the boot straps from the CV joint using a standard screwdriver or a pair of diagonal cutting pliers.
    • Slide the boot back over the interconnecting shaft.
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      Detach the stop ring at the base of the CV joint assembly using a pair of snap ring pliers.

    • Pull the CV joint assembly from the interconnecting shaft to force the snap ring at the top of the shaft through the CV joint assembly.
    • Tilt the inner cage (the cage holding the balls in place inside the housing) in different angles to remove the six balls. Use your thumb or a hammer and a wooden dowel, if necessary.
    • Tilt the inner cage enough to remove it from its housing.
    • Rotate the race inside the cage--the part that holds the balls against the inner cage--and remove the race from the cage.
      Replace the CV Joint
      • Apply a thick coat of grease to the new CV joint race using special high temperature/high pressure grease (see Tips below).
      • Install the race inside the new cage. Then install the cage/race assembly inside the CV joint housing.
      • Tilt the cage at different angles and fit the new balls in place.
      • Slide a new CV joint rubber boot over the interconnecting shaft.
      • Install a new snap and stop ring on the interconnecting shaft.
      • Push the interconnecting shaft through the CV joint assembly to force the snap ring through the assembly.
      • Apply a thick coat of CV joint grease to all moving parts of the assembly.
      • Apply a coat of CV joint grease to the inside of the rubber boot. Then slide the boot over the CV joint assembly.
      • Install the boot straps at each end of the boot, and tighten the straps using a clamp tool or screwdriver, depending on the type of clamp.


Mar 22, 2012 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Need to replace the cv joint boot on a 2000 buick century (outside)


First i think you should replace the cv axle instead of trying to just replace the boot, if the grease leaked out and dirt got into the joint then the joint is bad in soon you will hear noise or joint will let go. the time it take to replace the boot and the cost of the bbot i would replace the axle, you can buy a rebuilt axle for 45.00 with the exchange of the old one. heres directions to replace the boot. remove the wheel then remove the brake caliper and bracket, tie this of to side. take brake rotor off it should slide off, you may need to tap to break it free.next is to remove the center axle nut, after that you will remove the lower balljoint nut and split lower control arm from spindle, you may need a pry bar to sperate the control arm from the spindle, pull spindle out and slide axle out of the spindle.to replace the boot cut the inner and outter boot clamps, slide boot back and look inside for a clip., some use clip inside and some outside, look at shaft going into joint, see if theres a clip to open to slide cv joint out. if theres no clip then its an internal lock clip and what you need to do is hood the shaft and bang joint off shaft, you will need some help, hold the saft or use a pry bar and slide it into the rear of the inside joint between the back of the joint and the trany and give it a tug the joint will pop out of the trany this is a lot easier to work on off the car, put it in a vise, loock the shaft in vise to keep it from moving then hold outter joint straight and hit joint with hammer a few times and it will slide off, to install tap back on to lock it back on the shaft. with joint off remove old boot and clean shaft, insall new boot with clamp first then install outter clamp, install joint and grease, put grease into joint and the rest into the boot, make sure to clean the joint before installing it, after the install place the boot on the joint and clamp both clamps, install the axle, hope this helps, good luck.

Mar 20, 2011 | Buick Century Cars & Trucks

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How do i replace wheel side cv joint boot


YOU CAN GET A BOOT REPAIR KIT OR A ZIP BOOT.DO NOT LIKE ZIP BOOT,DOESNT WORK . BEST TO GET A REMANUFACTURED AXLE AND REPLACE AS A UNIT,DOESNT COST MUCH MORE AND WIL WORK WITH A WARRANTY.TAKE OFF WHEEL,LOOSEN AXLE NUT,TAKE OFF LOWER BALL JOINT,POP AXLE WITH HAMMER TO DRIVE AVLE OUT OF BEARING A LITTLE WAYS THEN PUILL UP ON STRUT ASSEMBLY TO GET AXLE ALL THE WAY OUT OF BEARING/HUB ASSEMBLT. POP OUT AXLE ANT HE SLIDE IN THE NEW UNIT

Dec 30, 2010 | 1994 Hyundai Excel

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How do you replace the inner cv boot on a 2005 ford f150 4x4


To do it the right way you have to take the shaft out, take the CV joint apart, put on a new boot and reassemble. Costs more to do that than to buy a new shaft. Parts stores carry two sizes of generic split boots which you can put on to do the keep junk out of the joint job until the joint goes and justifies the cost of a new shaft. Involves super glue and hose clamps.

Nov 17, 2010 | 2005 Ford F-150

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1997 Pathfinder How do you replace the left outer cv boot?


How to Replace a CV Boot
( DIY Complexity: Hard / Time: 3.2 hours )

Parts:
1. CV Boot
2. CV Boot Clamp Kit

Tools:
1. Mallet Hammer
2. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
3. Combination Wrench Set
4. Floor Jack
5. Flashlight
6. Flat Head Screwdriver
7. Socket Set
8. Tire Iron

Steps:
Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the vehicle will not roll or lean too much when jacked up.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

Step 2 Lift up the front of the vehicle using a jack.
o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.

Step 3 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds and the frame are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
o Tip: Try to find a flat, level, and strong surface to put the jack stands.

Step 4 Find the correct size socket and large ratchet or tire iron and turn the wheel lug nuts counter clockwise. Remove the front wheels.
o Tip: It is a good idea to try and break the lug nuts free before you jack the wheels off the ground. This way they you will not spin the front wheels or put stress on the transaxle.
o Tip: Lug nuts fasten the wheel to the hub and may be on very tight. To gain more leverage, use a breaker bar to loosen the nuts.

Step 5 Inspect the CV boot for damage.
o Tip: The CV joint may be worn if the boot is damaged. Thoroughly inspect the CV joint assembly before installing the new boot. If the CV joint is damaged, replace the entire CV joint axle assembly.

Step 6 Mark the axle for installation reference. Remove the CV joint axle assembly.

Step 7 Using a bench vise, hold the shaft of the CV joint secure so that you can separate the CV joint from the shaft. Remove the CV boot clamps.

Step 8 Slide the CV boot off the outer CV joint.

Step 9 Using a rubber mallet, knock the CV joint off of the axle shaft.

Step 10 Remove the old boot from the CV axle shaft and wipe off any old grease. Clean the sealing surface on the CV joint.

Step 11 Fill the CV joint with grease and get it ready to slide back onto the shaft.

Step 12 Slide the new boot onto the shaft but do not tighten the inner clamp yet. Install a new retaining clip before putting the joint and axle together.

Step 13 Slide the CV joint back onto the axle shaft completely.

Step 14 Pack the boot with grease and slide the boot over the CV joint housing. Secure the boot with new clamps.

Step 15 Install the CV joint and axle back into the vehicle in the reverse order that it was removed.

Step 16 Mount the wheel back onto the hub assembly.

Step 17 Tighten lug nuts in a star pattern and torque to suggested manufacturer specifications in the vehicle owner’s manual.

Step 18 Remove jack stands.

Step 19 Lower vehicle with jack until it is securely on the ground.

Step 20 Drive the vehicle to make sure that any noises are no longer present and that there are no indications of wearing parts. Before road testing, visually inspect the area you have worked on to make sure everything is tightened and assembled properly.

Hope help with this (remember rated and comment this help).

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What's involved in changing a cv joint in a 2000 Rav 4? I have very good mechanical abilities & have changed cv joints before (about 10 years ago)


Easy enough job really, jack car up, put axel stand under. remove wheel - remove hub nut, remove pinch bolt - prise open the pinch bolt part (sorry cant rem name) pop out the hub from the lower arm. Remove CV join from drive shaft. Usually a tap will pop it out.. sometimes theres a circlip that need removing (models vary). Grease up new CV joint - put grease in new boot, pop boot over drive shaft. put cv join on (replace circlip if provided in kit). join cv to hub - attach CV boot fully. fasten hub nut, replace wheel.

done. might need tracking again or aligning once you do this.

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Replace cv joint rubber boot on front near side, ranger rover L322 4.4HSE


If the boot is torn it is a good possibility that the shaft may need to be changed. Auto zone and schucks sell aftermarket boots that are called split boots so you don't have to remove the axle. other wise if you buy a new boot you will have to remove the hub cap break the nut loose on the axle then jack up that side and remove the tire remove the brake caliper remove the lower control arm remove the lower ball joint out of the ball joint then force the shaft of the ball joint out of it,s socket pull axle assembly away from the axle and force axle out then remove the old clamps then remove the boot. If it is the outer that's all you need to do if it's the inner boot which some models have then the axle has to be removed from the trans-axle. Be sure to clean the Area where the new boot goes on and clean the U-joint that the boot it covers, when you buy a new boot they should supply you with new grease if they do be sure to pack the grease in the u-joint then install the boot making sure the boot slips into the groove of the axle and slip clamp on and hook it in the spot and bend it forward then bend the tabs over that hold the clamp in place. Be sure where the boot fits it is clean or you will not get it tight enough and it will come off..

Nov 10, 2009 | 1994 Land Rover Discovery

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How do I change the CV joints on a 1.8TD Ford Escort P reg


Hi mate

With the driveshaft removed from the vehicle.

Undo the the retaining straps on the CV boot.

Pull the CV boot up the driveshaft a little way, enough so you can clean all the old grease away.

Now look into the CV joint an locate the circlip that locks the CV to the driveshaft.

Now put the driveshaft into a vice with the CV joint facing downwards.

Now open the circlip and at the same time strike the CV joint. You can do this with a ballpin hammer if you are scrapping the CV joint. You can get a helper to stike the CV joint with a hammer while you keep the circlip open.

This will release the CV joint form the drive shaft.

Now clean the driveshaft of any old grease and fit a new CV boot if needed.

Now reverse the driveshift in the vice and fit the new CV joint. It will tap on with no trouble but do not damage it. Test it is on by trying to pull it off with your hands.

Now fill it with new grease.

Fit the CV boot to the CV joint and secure it to the CV joint.

Now it is ready to refit to your vehicle.

I trust this solves the problem for you.

Ray


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Atv drive shaft boot


are you using a 12 point socket and wrench? try that. hope this helps

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