CV Boot Replacement - Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum
Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2007, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Honda Red Wing Rider
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,177
Send a message via AIM to Robb
Default CV Boot Replacement

These pictures and write up was sent to me by: Eric - Yooperforeman.

Thanks for the great work!


I took some pictures while replacing a c.v. boot on a 2003 Rancher.This procedure should be the same for any 4x4 Honda model.
Picture 1 shows the right wheel tunrned outward and the leaking C.V. boot:



Picture 2 shows the wheel removed and the hub nut.Remove the cotterpin and use a 22MM socket to remove the hub nut:



Picture 3 demonstrates where to strike with a hammer to separate the knuckle from the ball joints after removing the cotterpins and use a 17MM wrench to remove the balljoint nuts.



Picture 4 shows the knuckle separated from both balljoints.I didn't separate the outer tierod,I used a bungee to hang the brake ass'y. out of the way:



Picture 5 demonstrate using a prybay to "pop" the inner c.v. from the differential:


Picture 6 demonstrates using a hammer and punch to release the outer c.v. from the shaft.(I already cut the boot off with a knife to take a better
picture):



Picture 7: I was trying to show how the new boot clamps need to be installed.You must fold the clamp over and then bend the tabs over the strap.



I hope this helps someone.If there are any questions,I'd be glad to answer them. Yooperforeman.
__________________
-Robb
05 Foreman S HMF, K&N, EPI Clutch, Jetted, Snorkeled, Outlawed!

I just drink to ride!
Robb is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-14-2007, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Honda Red Wing Rider
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: U.P. of MI.
Posts: 1,397
Default

Thanks for posting that Robb.I'd like to add something.When re-installing the upper balljoint cotterpin,pay attention when bending over the cotterpins,I can see if one bent it the wrong way the cotterpin might catch the boot and tear it.
I'd like to do some more HOW-TO's soon.I'll send them to you.
__________________
2006 Foreman 500 S
25" GBC Dirt Devils
26" Kenda Executioners
ITP silver steel wheels
Warn multi-mount
mile marker 2500 winch
VDO cyl. head temp. gauge
HMF utility series muffler
Dynojet kit/running DJ170
Yooperforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Honda Lover
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Springfield, Louisiana
Posts: 282
Send a message via Yahoo to mudder fudder
Default

Just to add a little something to this, if you want to be a little quicker and possibly a little easier, instead of trying to seperate the knuckle from loose the ball joint, just remove the 2 bolts from the A-Arm at the frame. The A Arm will come loose and no hammer hitting is necessary. Just did this this past Friday. I changed my factory axles out to Gorilla Axles and this was the easiest way. It took less than an hour on each side. This included changing the shocks and brakes! Just an idea! But the pictures are accurate as well!
__________________
2004 Honda Foreman 450ES
-27" Interco Swamp Lites
-Gorilla Axles
-3000 # Gorilla Winch
-2" Hi Lifter Lift kit
-Progressive 512's (front and back)
-HMF Exhaust Utility Series
-Aluminum Products Stick Stoppers
-Aluminum Products Bash plate
-Aluminum Products Skid Plate
-K&N Air Filter
-Triangle Snorkel Kit
-Hi Lifter Disc Brake Conversion
-Reverse override
-14% Gear reduction
-HighLifter clutch Kit
mudder fudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2007, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Honda Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CBS, Newfoundland,Canada
Posts: 118
Send a message via MSN to IDigem1
Default

Another addition,,, good article by the way , but i do not even separate the upper , just the lower , and tie the whole assy up and out of the way!!
__________________
07 FOREMAN ES TRX500 FEC *26" ITP Mud Lites * 2.5 Warn * Perfex Full Skid Plate *Kimpex Trunk / Seat * NGK * DJ Jet Kit * HMF Pipe (Utility) * OutLaw S/D Clutch Kit *DGL* Reverse Mod * Beer holder/ GPS/ to come !!
IDigem1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Honda Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: EAGLE RIVER, AK
Posts: 148
Send a message via MSN to bowz
Default

beautifull how to post! i will be using it

bowz
__________________
2006 honda forman es 4x4
cliped carb spring
compete 2in snorkle
vent lines to pod
apc filter
iridium spark plug
27in mudzillas
itp ss108 's
HL fender kit
amsoil eng oil
waren rt30
waren 60in plow
hmf utility
165 jet
more to come

2005 dodge cummins, lots of air, even more fuel
2002 honda 400ex
2000 polaris 500 H.O. (POS)
2001 kow prarie
1998 honda 300ex
bowz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 12:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
Honda Rider
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ST Marys GA
Posts: 33
Default

Mudder Fudder that works great much eaiser than trying to break the ball joints loose.I had to take the lower bolt out of my shock to get enough room to get the axle out.I am having to replace wheel bearings.Mine rusted up must have gotten water in there some how.The end of the CV joint is rusted where it rides on the seals any ideas on how to repair this and is that most likely where the water got in?
__________________
I may get lost but I dont get stuck!
PistonHed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 12:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
Honda Red Wing Rider
 
dirty4man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Central City, La.
Posts: 2,697
Default

PistonHed as long as the surface is not pitted or grooved to bad, just use some lite grit sand paper to clean up the mating surface.
__________________
98/01 Foreman 400/450 Halfbreed with to much to list according to the site
dirty4man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2007, 05:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
Honda Rider
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ST Marys GA
Posts: 33
Default

Thanks for the help I cleaned it up. Went and got the moose bearing kit you guys were talking about on another post worked great looks like a better product than OEM. Just got to get the brakes back in shape they look real bad.
__________________
I may get lost but I dont get stuck!
PistonHed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 07:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
Honda Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: lincoln, illinois
Posts: 14
Default

they must have changed things between 97 and 03 cause i didnt use a prybar on mine it had a split ring holding it in(figured that out after getting all the grease out of the way) and mine had a snap ring holding the bearing on, just removed it and slide the bearing off. good post though, great pics.
__________________
1997 Honda Foreman 400
25" ITP Mud Lites
12" ITP Black Delta Steel Wheels
Super Trapp Mudslinger Exhaust
K&N Air Filter
Jet Kit
4" Lift
Winch

Hondas Rule...Go Red Or Go Home!

If It Aint A Honda...Its Aftermarket!
bad97foreman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 03:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
Honda Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 97
Default

Having a time getting upper balljoint to separate , am i gonna need a separater or is there another trick?? Need to replace the wheel bearings

thanks
__________________
"ACLP"
myfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0