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There are aftermarket boot kits you can purchase. If the tear isn’t bad. You can clean the boot with rubbing alcohol. Then cover with a small amount of RTV. Allow the RTV to cure for at least 12 hours.

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Come out cheper replace whole axle

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On a 2003 hummer h3, if the outer cv boot is damaged, do both inner and outer need to be replaced?


  • Boots only need replaced when they have been negated and are leaking grease. However, the time effort and money to replace just one boot when the other is right there might bite you if the other boot needs replaced in the near future. However, if upon inspection the boot is not torn, worn and the knuckle still performs well you do not need to replace that boot.

  • Hope this helps.

Nov 17, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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How to replace the front outer boot


The outer CV-joint boot can be serviced or replaced by removing the inner CV-joint. Click this link below for replacing instructions:--- http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-front-drive-axle-cv.html ----------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Oct 17, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Tracker

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Cv joint but the plastic thang that go around it


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

CV-Joints Overhaul Check the CV-boot for wear tccs7030.jpg

Removing the outer band from the CV-boot tccs7031.jpg

Removing the inner band from the CV-boot tccs7032.jpg

Removing the CV-boot from the joint housing tccs7033.jpg

Clean the CV-joint housing prior to removing boot tccs7034.jpg

Removing the CV-joint housing assembly tccs7035.jpg

Removing the CV-joint tccs7036.jpg

Inspecting the CV-joint housing tccs7037.jpg

Removing the CV-joint outer snapring tccs7038.jpg

Checking the CV-joint snapring for wear tccs7039.jpg

CV-joint snapring (typical) tccs7040.jpg

Removing the CV-joint assembly tccs7041.jpg

Removing the CV-joint inner snapring tccs7042.jpg

Installing the CV-joint assembly (typical) tccs7043.jpg

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Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

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I've got a 1999 2500 Chevy Silverado , that I need to change a cv boot on , can u assist me.?


CV-Joints
Overhaul
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
joint failure.

NOTE: The driveshaft joints use special grease; do not add any grease
other than that supplied with the kit.

Double Offset Joint
To Remove:

NOTE: The Double Offset Joint (D.O.J.) is bigger than other joints
and, in these applications, is normally used as an inboard joint.


  1. Remove the halfshaft from the vehicle.
  2. Side cutter pliers can be used to cut the metal retaining bands. Remove the
    boot from the joint outer race.
  3. Locate and remove the large circlip at the base of the joint. Remove the
    outer race (the body of the joint).
  4. Remove the small snap ring and take off the inner race, cage and balls as an
    assembly. Clean the inner race, cage and balls without disassembling.
  5. If the boot is to be reused, wipe the grease from the splines and wrap the
    splines in vinyl tape before sliding the boot from the shaft.
  6. Remove the inner (D.O.J.) boot from the shaft. If the outer (B.J.) boot is
    to be replaced, remove the boot retainer rings and slide the boot down and off
    of the shaft at this time.

To Install:

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.


  1. Install the cage onto the halfshaft so the small diameter side of the cage
    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.
  2. Install the outer race (the body of the joint) after filling with the
    specified grease. The outer race should be filled with this grease.
  3. Tighten the boot bands securely. Make sure the distance between the boot
    bands is correct.
  4. Install the halfshaft to the vehicle.

Except Double Offset Joint
To Remove:


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the halfshaft.
  2. Use side cutter pliers to remove the metal retaining bands from the boot(s)
    that will be removed. Slide the boot from the T.J. case.
  3. Remove the snap ring and the tripod joint spider assembly from the
    halfshaft. Do not disassemble the spider and use care in handling.
  4. If the boot is be reused, wrap vinyl tape around the spline part of the
    shaft so the boot(s) will not be damaged when removed. Remove the dynamic
    damper, if used, and the boots from the shaft.

To Install:


  1. Double check that the correct replacement parts are being installed. Wrap
    vinyl tape around the splines to protect the boot and install the boots and
    damper, if used, in the correct order.
  2. Install the joint spider assembly to the shaft and install the snap ring.
  3. 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. Keep
    grease off the rubber part of the dynamic damper (if used).
  4. Secure the boot bands with the halfshaft in a horizontal position. Make sure
    distance between boot bands is correct.
  5. Install the halfshaft to the vehicle and reconnect the negative battery
    cable.






Check the CV-boot for wear
tccs7030.jpg








Removing the outer band from the CV-boot
tccs7031.jpg








Removing the inner band from the CV-boot
tccs7032.jpg








Removing the CV-boot from the joint housing
tccs7033.jpg








Clean the CV-joint housing prior to removing boot
tccs7034.jpg








Removing the CV-joint housing assembly
tccs7035.jpg








Removing the CV-joint
tccs7036.jpg








Inspecting the CV-joint housing
tccs7037.jpg








Removing the CV-joint outer snap ring
tccs7038.jpg








Checking the CV-joint snap ring for wear
tccs7039.jpg








CV-joint snap ring (typical)
tccs7040.jpg








Removing the CV-joint assembly
tccs7041.jpg








Removing the CV-joint inner snap ring
tccs7042.jpg








Installing the CV-joint assembly (typical)
tccs7043.jpg




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Oct 07, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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Trying to replace right front bearing hub and cv axle [bad boot on upper end] cv shaft outer hub will not clear the shock or stabalizer bar for removel and replacement on 06 f150 4x4 pulled bottom bolt...


If you have the jack in the correct location have you attempted to turn the front wheels to slightly adjust the angle of the hub relative to the shock and stabilizer bar?

Jul 25, 2010 | 2006 Ford F-150

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When replacing a outer C.V joint boot , do you


you can replace just the outter but you may want to replace the whole axle alot easier

Jan 17, 2010 | 1993 Ford Festiva

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Seperate outer cv from axel 99 chevy metro


First, did you check the price difference on a complete axle (saves time and aggravation of doing joint & boot) Most times you can get them apart by just putting the axle in a vise and giving the joint a good smack with a hammer. There is a small clip in the end that you can spread, but you have to look carefully to find it. Most people have a hard time getting the boot to stay on and find it has come off a few weeks after they installed it.
That's why I suggest replacing the entire axle which if far cheaper than they used to be!!!

May 28, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Metro

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The precedure on how to replace cv boots


the wheel has to come off, then the axle, Then it slips on like a glove after you apply grease to certain parts....goto ur local Autozone or car parts store for a book on you vehicle.

You can cut off the old one but you can't put the new one back on like that because the whole thing spins while the car moves. The boot has to be perfectly centered, and a cut boot will spin out of control.

May 23, 2009 | 1999 Suzuki Esteem

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Cv boot replacement on a 1999 grand cherokee 4x4 6 cilinder


I think that a boot replacement is beter off done by a mechanic.
You have to remove the brake caliper then the hub assy. then remove the axle shaft then remove the cv joint from the shaft, install the boot and grease and install in reverse order.

Oct 19, 2008 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Front Axel


you have to undo inner cv boot and remove clip inside cv then pull out outer cv with shaft and inner bearing of inner cv,leaving inner cv outer section in diff.If you want to get out inner cv end, diff assembly must come out of vehicle then unbolt plate retainer on diff tube.

Jul 06, 2008 | 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS

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