: Need CV Advice


Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 08:49 AM
So whats the best way to get the hose clamp that is on my 07 Taco off? Also do I need to jack my suspension up so that I can slide the boot back on or is there a better way to do it? What type of hose clamp should I replace it with? What type of grease do I need? I will be starting this project around 12 today when I get off work so any advice before I start will help.

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 09:00 AM
And for the people that don't know my CV boot ( the one closest to the tire ) sliped off the shaft. I need to get it back on the shaft re-grease it and secure it in place.

Gerdo
12-31-2008, 09:07 AM
How long has the boot been off? Did dirt or water get in?

Auto parts stores sell a re-boot kit. It contains: Grease, Boot and the band clamps. It doesn't sound like you need the boot. They may sell just the grease and the clamps. It is different grease than wheel grease.

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 09:10 AM
About 12 hours the boot is still covering the cv but it slid down to the point where it was leaking grease. I had no choice but to drive it to work today since I did not have another vehicle. Its only about 10 - 15 miles to my work and I took it slow and easy. I plan on picking all the stuff up on my way home from work. I plan on rebooting it and them some time in the next month pulling it apart and cleaning it and re-boot it again. But for now I just need it covered. The boot never tore and looks to be in good shape other wise.

mrdoug
12-31-2008, 10:03 AM
To completely replace the boot, you have to take the whole shaft apart. Since you're asking, I'd assume you don't have experience doing this and therefore it's safe to say it will take you a while. If it's just the band that has slid off, do like others suggested and use a hose clamp or similar. I found some metal zip ties at a store that would probably work too.

Here's some links to help you:
This is a write up on a manual hub conversion. I'm not suggesting you convert, but the pix are good and will show you the parts and how to take it all apart, etc.
http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacomamods/orsmanhub/orsmanhub.htm

And of course the FSM:
http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/index.html

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 10:23 AM
The CV still has the clamp attached but it compressed the boot and is sitting off its shaft. I need to figure out how to get the clamp off to get a new clamp on it. I tryed to get it off with pliers last night and it did not work.

mrdoug
12-31-2008, 10:41 AM
Wire snips

ike
12-31-2008, 11:23 AM
X2

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 11:52 AM
just picked up all the parts now on my way home to fix it

FattyB
12-31-2008, 12:03 PM
Just drive it till it makes some noise, I'm at 9,000 miles so far

ike
12-31-2008, 12:08 PM
You will be fine with it. At first you made it sound like the boot had slid down off of the joing. My one CV has had a cracked boot for about 1.5 years and 40,000 miles now.

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 12:18 PM
I also stopped by Toyota and they are going to try in get it covered under my extended warranty. It go's in to Darrell (BlownTaco I think) on friday. but for now I am going to get it all patched up. I can see on my drive way where it started leaking at and see the trail of grease from where I pull out of the drive way last night to turn the truck around to work on it. I will post some pic's up later of the CV and the repair.

ike
12-31-2008, 12:19 PM
Thats cool that they are taking care of you on this.

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 03:15 PM
Well not for sure they are going to see if the extended warranty will cover it since I am out of the factory warranty. But its all patched up for the time being. Will get picks of the carnage up later.

Lysmachia
12-31-2008, 03:17 PM
So are you coming tomorrow?

Taco_Man
12-31-2008, 03:24 PM
Um yes I would not miss it for the world... :D

Taco_Man
01-02-2009, 11:42 AM
So just got back from the dealer. My extended warranty would not cover it because the seal failed. So and one up for a HOW some time soon? :D I need help rebooting my truck. The way the dealership was going to fix was a new axle which if I had them do was going to cost me my truck payment and then some. Other wise I would have had them Darrel throw it on.

Taco_Man
01-02-2009, 01:36 PM
Here is a photo of the carnage before the snow trip and before I attempted to fix it.

http://innersparkmedia.com/photography/talk/cv.jpg

Taco_Man
01-02-2009, 04:00 PM
Just ordered a boot kit from TOP. Was only 34.50 shipped.

mrdoug
01-02-2009, 05:09 PM
did they include the one little clip that's all you need to fix your current problem?

Sounds like an expensive clip!

thefatkid
01-02-2009, 09:04 PM
Rember you need the inner and the outer. The inner boot must be removed to get to the outer.

Taco_Man
01-02-2009, 09:46 PM
did they include the one little clip that's all you need to fix your current problem?

Sounds like an expensive clip!

Its the hole kit. After playing in the snow I rather just clean it and reboot it then just put a new clip on it.

Rember you need the inner and the outer. The inner boot must be removed to get to the outer.

That was for both shipped. Should be here end of next week.

Taco_Man
01-10-2009, 09:17 AM
Well I got the boot kit yesterday. Now any one want to help pull the axle and reboot it?

Sucka
01-31-2009, 05:42 PM
Let us never speak of "The Boot" again :D:lmao:

RedRunnertc
01-31-2009, 06:16 PM
There's a reason I tell people to just get a new CV ... unfortunately, that's not totally realistic for the new trucks/FJC's

Sucka
01-31-2009, 06:44 PM
Yup, after awhile Mike started calling around. Only place that sells them is Toyota @ $440 + tax......ouch.

I'm sure Mike will chime in at some point, but when i left it was gtg. Hope it stays that way cause boy what a process. Really glad i was able to sit in and help with the actual removel and install of the axle, really isn't as complicated as i thought it was. The boot on the other hand......lol

I learned a valuable lesson today: Never even consider a boot swap of any type in the future :D

Taco_Man
01-31-2009, 07:13 PM
Yup, after awhile Mike started calling around. Only place that sells them is Toyota @ $440 + tax......ouch.

I'm sure Mike will chime in at some point, but when i left it was gtg. Hope it stays that way cause boy what a process. Really glad i was able to sit in and help with the actual removel and install of the axle, really isn't as complicated as i thought it was. The boot on the other hand......lol

I learned a valuable lesson today: Never even consider a boot swap of any type in the future :D

Yea next time I am paying the $440. Screw that crap. Well after you and Dot left I ran down to the store a picked up some Diff fluid and changed it out of my front diff. I am so tired and if any one ever says they are going to do a reboot I will do my best to talk them out of it.

Taco_Man
01-31-2009, 07:15 PM
Thank You Dot and Sucka for all your help> i could have not done it on my own and it sure as hell help when you have a neighbor with all the cool tools. :D I think he just needs to swap garages with me.

Taco_Man
01-31-2009, 07:26 PM
For you 05+ taco guys TOP has the front Axel Assy for $331.54. That is the cheapest I can find. You will have to wait for it to be shipped but I think its worth the $100 in savings. http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getLocator&siteid=213747&chapter=APM802&appSectionid=20&groupid=10016&subgroupid=60085&componentid=0&make=34&model=Tacoma&year=2007&graphicID=F802060&callout=1&catalogid=1

ike
01-31-2009, 07:31 PM
Damn, Napa doesnt list them

Taco_Man
01-31-2009, 07:54 PM
And we called 2 and they don't even make them yet.

ike
01-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Sucks.

Jacket
02-01-2009, 09:10 AM
I picked up a full 1/2 axle for $110 at Central Foreign. It had 3x,000 miles on it from a 2006 wrecked Toyota. Works great as a spare, and if I ever need a swap for a boot failure I've got one.

fjcruzer
02-01-2009, 03:54 PM
For you 05+ taco guys TOP has the front Axel Assy for $331.54. That is the cheapest I can find. You will have to wait for it to be shipped but I think its worth the $100 in savings. http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getLocator&siteid=213747&chapter=APM802&appSectionid=20&groupid=10016&subgroupid=60085&componentid=0&make=34&model=Tacoma&year=2007&graphicID=F802060&callout=1&catalogid=1

I got my directly from Shannon for le$$.

Damn, Napa doesnt list them

Nope. :(

I picked up a full 1/2 axle for $110 at Central Foreign. It had 3x,000 miles on it from a 2006 wrecked Toyota. Works great as a spare, and if I ever need a swap for a boot failure I've got one.

Where's mine?? :D

ike
02-01-2009, 10:06 PM
In a wrecked FJ.

fjcruzer
02-02-2009, 09:35 AM
In a wrecked FJ.

:rofl:

Hey wait... can you arrange that...? ;)

Taco_Man
02-05-2009, 04:06 PM
Damn thing slipped off again :mad:

Sucka
02-05-2009, 05:06 PM
Damn thing slipped off again :mad:

DOH!!

Maybe time for a new shaft and turn that one into a trail spare? Let me know if you need help replacing it again.

ike
02-05-2009, 05:11 PM
X2

Taco_Man
02-05-2009, 08:45 PM
Yea but I need to find the cash to buy it first. So it looks like I will just have to deal with it for the time being. By the way this time it was the outer side (big side) of the boot.

mrdoug
02-06-2009, 07:41 AM
Yea but I need to find the cash to buy it first. So it looks like I will just have to deal with it for the time being. By the way this time it was the outer side (big side) of the boot.

you could keep replacing the shaft because the boot slips off it's lip.. I would probably figure out why the boot slips off first so that I know why it's happening. Chances are really good that the cv shaft is perfectly fine. Maybe the C/O's are cranked a little too high? I don't know. Just guessing.

Taco_Man
02-06-2009, 08:08 AM
Its only on the passanger side 2. I may turn it down a notch but I think I am going to try to get the clamp off with out fucking it up and then reset the boot and tighten it up really really good. All 3 of had a go at it last time and it still came off. The funny think is I was flexing the hell out of the frond after and nothing happoned, but then It did it again going over the crappy as cracks and lip to get it in the garage. Yea Yea my taco is a garage queen.

ike
02-06-2009, 04:54 PM
Time to SAS it.