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Cv joint but the plastic thang that go around it

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One would have to remove the half shaft to service the cv joint properly.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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Once the boot tears open, the joint is contaminated and will often wear out in a short time. If your boot is only recently torn, you may be able to use a split boot repair--doesn't require removing axle. If the joint is alreay worn, replace the axle. Let us know if you need instructions or have other questions.

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