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Old 09 Apr 2004, 08:56 pm
Fish
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Default CV boot replacement DIY

Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
(upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease. It
all sounds easy to me.

Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
before.

Tom


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Old 09 Apr 2004, 10:59 pm
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

It depends how bad the old boot was torn. If it's contaminated it will be
hard to leave it really clean like it should be, and I know it's very time
consuming.
As George recommends, check http://www.raxles.com/ and
http://www.automotive-axles.com/ for a new axle, it will be half of the work
and will be a new shaft, don't have to worry about core.
Tegger have a web page that shows how to replace the shaft but I can't find
the link right now. You can do a search in google for a lot of good info.


"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
> accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
> will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
> (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
> got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

It
> all sounds easy to me.
>
> Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> before.
>
> Tom
>
>



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Old 09 Apr 2004, 11:36 pm
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

http://members.tripod.com/fluffysavanh/driveshaft.htm

"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
> accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
> will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
> (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
> got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

It
> all sounds easy to me.
>
> Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> before.
>
> Tom
>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 12:10 am
Lex
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

you don't need to remove the strut. you only need to pop the lower ball
joint and the bolt on the fork. you'll need a 36mm. socket to remove the
axle nut. you can move the whole knuckle and hold it while prying out the
axle. if its a 5 speed, your going lose most of your transaxle oil. make
sure you get the air out of the new boot before putting it back in.
"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
> accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
> will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
> (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
> got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

It
> all sounds easy to me.
>
> Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> before.
>
> Tom
>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 04:33 am
Dave Dodson
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

Tom,
After several hundred of these replacements, I can assure you that replacing
the axle is the only way to go. Check with your local parts store on the
price and you will find that the remanufactured axle is usually cheaper or
about the same price as the joint rebuild kit. If you were hearing a
"clicking" in the joint, that joint is not going to last much longer (even
with a new boot and clean grease). So I would advise replacing the entire
axle.
Dave D
"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:zvIdc.6979$ng1.6249@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
> accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
> will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
> (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
> got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

It
> all sounds easy to me.
>
> Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> before.
>
> Tom
>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 07:26 am
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

Dave,

the boot recently broke and there is no clicking, do you still recommend
replacing the whole axle? Will brake cleaner completely clean the old
grease out?

Thanks,
Tom


"Dave Dodson" <ddodson@gci.net> wrote in message
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> Tom,
> After several hundred of these replacements, I can assure you that

replacing
> the axle is the only way to go. Check with your local parts store on the
> price and you will find that the remanufactured axle is usually cheaper or
> about the same price as the joint rebuild kit. If you were hearing a
> "clicking" in the joint, that joint is not going to last much longer (even
> with a new boot and clean grease). So I would advise replacing the entire
> axle.
> Dave D
> "Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:zvIdc.6979$ng1.6249@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> > Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996

honda
> > accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips?

I
> > will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel

hub
> > (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint.

I
> > got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

> It
> > all sounds easy to me.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> > before.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 07:26 am
Fish
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

Thanks to ALL for comments.


"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996 honda
> accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips? I
> will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel hub
> (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint. I
> got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

It
> all sounds easy to me.
>
> Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> before.
>
> Tom
>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 08:52 am
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

This DIY is excellent. Thanks a bunch.


"JDS" <jds010@aol.com> wrote in message
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> http://members.tripod.com/fluffysavanh/driveshaft.htm
>
> "Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:zvIdc.6979$ng1.6249@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> > Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996

honda
> > accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips?

I
> > will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel

hub
> > (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint.

I
> > got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the grease.

> It
> > all sounds easy to me.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> > before.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 10 Apr 2004, 09:10 am
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> Dave,
>
> the boot recently broke and there is no clicking, do you still
> recommend replacing the whole axle? Will brake cleaner completely
> clean the old grease out?
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>
> "Dave Dodson" <ddodson@gci.net> wrote in message
> news:107fjc9pl0uhk49@corp.supernews.com...
>> Tom,
>> After several hundred of these replacements, I can assure you that

> replacing
>> the axle is the only way to go. Check with your local parts store on
>> the price and you will find that the remanufactured axle is usually
>> cheaper or about the same price as the joint rebuild kit. If you were
>> hearing a "clicking" in the joint, that joint is not going to last
>> much longer (even with a new boot and clean grease). So I would
>> advise replacing the entire axle.
>> Dave D
>> "Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:zvIdc.6979$ng1.6249@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
>> > Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my
>> > 1996

> honda
>> > accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any
>> > tips?

> I
>> > will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the
>> > wheel

> hub
>> > (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV
>> > joint.

> I
>> > got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the
>> > grease.

>> It
>> > all sounds easy to me.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed
>> > this before.
>> >
>> > Tom
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>


I'd replace it. otherwise you have to do all over again. Some people
recommend to try to save the old shaft, but it is very hard to really
clean it. This is grease, brake cleaner will not do it.
Just get new shafts online like http://www.raxles.com (instead of
rebuild from your local autoparts store)and do it right.
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Old 10 Apr 2004, 12:13 pm
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Default Re: CV boot replacement DIY

Tom,
It is possible to get the old grease out but brake cleaner won't do the job.
You would use a solvent that breaks down the grease. The problem is not the
old grease but rather the grit, gravel, dirt, etc. that got into the mix
after the boot split. Also the wear on the old bearings in the joint. In
every case, I would go with the replacement axle. That way you have a
warranty on the outer joint, a new outer joint, and a new inner joint as
well. Seems to me to be the best solution...If you decide to just do the
boot, you must disassemble the outer joint, take the bearing out of their
cage. Then clean the whole thing until they all sparkle. Then begin the
reinstallation of the bearings and lastly the boot. There is a circlip that
holds the whole thing on the axle and sometimes it can be a bear to get
off/out. Good luck.
"Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Dave,
>
> the boot recently broke and there is no clicking, do you still recommend
> replacing the whole axle? Will brake cleaner completely clean the old
> grease out?
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>
> "Dave Dodson" <ddodson@gci.net> wrote in message
> news:107fjc9pl0uhk49@corp.supernews.com...
> > Tom,
> > After several hundred of these replacements, I can assure you that

> replacing
> > the axle is the only way to go. Check with your local parts store on the
> > price and you will find that the remanufactured axle is usually cheaper

or
> > about the same price as the joint rebuild kit. If you were hearing a
> > "clicking" in the joint, that joint is not going to last much longer

(even
> > with a new boot and clean grease). So I would advise replacing the

entire
> > axle.
> > Dave D
> > "Fish" <fishingrod45@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:zvIdc.6979$ng1.6249@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> > > Has anyone ever replaced a CV boot? I bought a new boot for my 1996

> honda
> > > accord and i will be replacing it tomorrow, does anyone have any tips?

> I
> > > will be taking out the strut, popping the 2 ball joints from the wheel

> hub
> > > (upper and lower control arm), then will begin disecting the CV joint.

> I
> > > got the boot from NAPA and it includes the instructions and the

grease.
> > It
> > > all sounds easy to me.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance for comments from the folks who have performed this
> > > before.
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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