• Taking off and reattaching the axle is a big enough job by itself, without cleaning, re-greasing, re-fitting, and putting a new boot on the CV joint, that most people would just replace the whole axle when it needs done. (For most vehicles it's a $60-120 part.) But you might as well wait until it really needs it.
  • How to Replace a CV Axle. Replacing a CV axle will take about an hour. When taking the car in for a CV axle replacement repair you can expect to pay between $225.00 and $320.00 (US) There are three methods that can be used to loosen and remove the axle nut. The first way is what is shown by...
  • Apr 11, 2008 · 5. Position CV boot on Rzeppa joint housing in original position. Verify that CV boot is not twisted and remove any excess air from inside of CV boot. Install CV boot clamps on outer CV boot. See Fig. 13. Place Crimping Tool (C-4975-A) over bridge of CV boot clamp and tighten nut on crimping tool until jaws are completely closed together, face ...
  • Having the ability to replace your own CV boots when they fail is a great skill in and of itself, but also provides an opportunity for a deeper level of inspection that every aspiring VW home mechanic should learn to do. When replacing a boot, you should also clean the CV joint and re-pack it with grease.
  • The inner CV joint is spring-loaded to hold the housing into the transmission. If it was not fully inserted, you wouldn't have been able to reconnect the lower ball joint. Once everything is assembled, but just before you install the axle nut, press in on the outer CV joint's stub shaft with your thumb. It should take significant effort, but it will move in a good half inch, then it will pop back out under that spring pressure.
  • Jan 21, 2008 · On a 1997 Altima, changing the CV axle/boot will not require a wheel alignment afterwards. Some shops may try to upsell it; you may in fact NEED it, but not as a result of changing a CV shaft or boot. BTW, if you are getting clicking/grinding/crunching when you turn and the CV boot is torn, you need a CV axle shaft assembly, not just a boot.
  • Modern rear wheel drive cars with independent rear suspension typically use CV joints at the ends of the rear axle halfshafts and increasingly use them on the drive shaft. Constant-velocity joints are protected by a rubber boot, a "CV gaiter", usually filled with molybdenum disulfide grease. Cracks and splits in the boot will allow contaminants ...

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If you need to replace the CV axle completely, the new CV axle will come with the boots already Use the parts cleaner agent to remove the old grease and debris. Use the rags or paper towels to Step 4: Move the new CV boot into place. Notice that the smaller end of the CV boot goes on the...
Also defective CV boot. 33000 mi: park lock solenoid failure. Unable to shift out of park. Had to override the lock to drive to dealer. 73500 mi US $590: CVT Transmission violent and total failure. Transmission and axles damage beyond repair. The trans was covered under extended warrantee but the axles damage was not covered.

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Pull out the hub until it clear's the shaft remove the inner boot clips slide the inner boot out the shaft. Clean the grease from the end of the axle then with your fingernail feel along any of the 3 tracks in the axle and near the outer end of the track you will find a wirelike split ring slide a screwdriver under the ring and lever it off .

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And since replacing the axle seal requires the removal of the axle, this how-to can On manual transmission cars, the CV axle is held into the hub with a washer and a 13mm bolt. I don't think it can be removed without removing the control arm first. The angle it inserts into the hub requires some...
Oct 26, 2004 · I had a torn cv joint boot on my '95 S6 Audi Quattro. Replacement boot cost was about $20. I saved the hassle of doing both boots by getting a complete OEM rebuilt drive shaft for about $68 shipped. See www.stopshopanddrive.com. Bob