: cv boot


taco29
02-08-2007, 11:34 AM
i did a little searching, but wanted to post this anyway to get more input...
i was rotating my tires last night when i noticed a ton of grease aroung the driver side cv boot, after looking close, i believe it is torn.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7dc29b3127cce81a7ad78d2ed00000016100Act3DZk1cMm Ng
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7dc29b3127cce81a7ad48d2dd00000016100Act3DZk1cMm Ng

1. how much of a pain in the ass is it to change the cv/ cv boot
2. can i just change the boot or do i need to replace the whole cv

thanks
matt

taco29
02-08-2007, 06:52 PM
maybe this will get your attention..
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7dc29b3127cce81a1098b92d500000016100Act3DZk1cMm Ng
what?

RedRunnertc
02-08-2007, 08:36 PM
IMHO, replace the whole axle assembly. If grease can get out, dirt can get in, and it's hard to tell if there's been any real damage.

I have had pretty good luck with the lifetime guarantee ones from Autozone.

spindleshanks
02-08-2007, 08:37 PM
Is that parakeet wearing some sort of a vest?
Check on the national boards for the CV changing procedure, but it's apparently not a difficult task.

taco29
02-08-2007, 08:47 PM
IMHO, replace the whole axle assembly. If grease can get out, dirt can get in, and it's hard to tell if there's been any real damage.

I have had pretty good luck with the lifetime guarantee ones from Autozone.

i was thinking about replacing the whole thing ans repairing the boot on the old one to keep as a spare. thanks for the imput

taco29
02-08-2007, 08:51 PM
Is that parakeet wearing some sort of a vest?
Check on the national boards for the CV changing procedure, but it's apparently not a difficult task.
yea its wearing a diaper.

blown4runner
02-20-2007, 10:29 AM
IMHO, replace the whole axle assembly. If grease can get out, dirt can get in, and it's hard to tell if there's been any real damage.
Typically you can judge replacement or repair by just doing a visual inspection. If its still has grease inside the boot then typically you are ok... if it is dry and making a clicking noise then repacement is neccessary... although rebuilding them can be a PITA if you loose your balls... lol! Dirt, etc can contaminate the CVs, but we always cleaned the joints, etc in parts solvant, then re-greased them and threw a new boot on... lalalalala, but don't listen to me I'm crazy... hee, hee! :)