Question about 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
These vehicles use several different types of joints. Engine size, transaxle
type, whether the joint is an inboard or outboard joint, even which side of the
vehicle is being serviced could make a difference in joint type. Be sure to
properly identify the joint before attempting joint or boot replacement. Look
for identification numbers at the large end of the boots and/or on the end of
the metal retainer bands.
The 3 types of joints used are the Birfield Joint, (B.J.), the Tripod Joint
(T.J.) and the Double Offset Joint (D.O.J.).
NOTE: Do not disassemble a Birfield joint. Service with a new joint or
clean and repack using a new boot kit.
The distance between the large and small boot bands is important and should
be checked prior to and after boot service. This is so the boot will not be
installed either too loose or too tight, which could cause early wear and
cracking, allowing the grease to get out and water and dirt in, leading to early
NOTE: The driveshaft joints use special grease; do not add any grease
other than that supplied with the kit.
Double Offset Joint
NOTE: The Double Offset Joint (D.O.J.) is bigger than other joints
and, in these applications, is normally used as an inboard joint.
boot from the joint outer race.
outer race (the body of the joint).
assembly. Clean the inner race, cage and balls without disassembling.
splines in vinyl tape before sliding the boot from the shaft.
to be replaced, remove the boot retainer rings and slide the boot down and off
of the shaft at this time.
NOTE: Be sure to tape the shaft splines before installing the boots.
Fill the inside of the boot with the specified grease. Often the grease supplied
in the replacement parts kit is meant to be divided in half, with half being
used to lubricate the joint and half being used inside the boot.
is installed first. With a brass drift pin, tap lightly and evenly around the
inner race to install the race until it comes into contact with the rib of the
shaft. Apply the specified grease to the inner race and cage and fit them
together. Insert the balls into the cage.
specified grease. The outer race should be filled with this grease.
bands is correct.
Except Double Offset Joint
that will be removed. Slide the boot from the T.J. case.
halfshaft. Do not disassemble the spider and use care in handling.
shaft so the boot(s) will not be damaged when removed. Remove the dynamic
damper, if used, and the boots from the shaft.
vinyl tape around the splines to protect the boot and install the boots and
damper, if used, in the correct order.
supplied in the replacement parts kit is meant to be divided in half, with half
being used to lubricate the joint and half being used inside the boot. Keep
grease off the rubber part of the dynamic damper (if used).
distance between boot bands is correct.
Check the CV-boot for wear
Removing the outer band from the CV-boot
Removing the inner band from the CV-boot
Removing the CV-boot from the joint housing
Clean the CV-joint housing prior to removing boot
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Removing the CV-joint outer snap ring
Checking the CV-joint snap ring for wear
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Removing the CV-joint assembly
Removing the CV-joint inner snap ring
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Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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