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CV joints are bad

Can I just remove the CV joints and repack them and put a new boot on when I reinstall them?

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    John Snow May 21, 2009

    Thanks for the info and the quick answer.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    how does on know which cv joint is going bad



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If your CV outboard joints have open boots and are out of lube and full of dirt they can be cleaned,inspected and reused. If the balls are in good shape and the races look good, then you can save the old joints.Make sure that everything is cleaned and use as much lube as you can get inside the boot before you close it up. Good luck. Moe Rate if this helps. If you need more info , post and I will get back.

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