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I have had a tear in my outer, front cv boot. I am going to replace it myself and I am wondering if I need to replace the cv joint also. When taking it a part, will I need any special tools, or parts to replace it. Thanks for any replies, I want to be sure i have everything be fore i start.
 

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I have had a tear in my outer, front cv boot. I am going to replace it myself and I am wondering if I need to replace the cv joint also. When taking it a part, will I need any special tools, or parts to replace it. Thanks for any replies, I want to be sure i have everything be fore i start.
you shouldn't need a new cv joint just regrease that one and install the new boot. from what i remember you shouldn't need any special tools to do this, my buddy did one before it only took him like half an hour.
 

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Look in the HOW-TO section on this Forum.There's a write up there on CV boot replacement.
 

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so does the half shaft just "pop" back into the front diff?
 

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one of my boots pulled out of the steel band, i didn't have a banding tool so i put a few squirts of grease in there and closed it up with a stainless steel pipe clamp...never had any problems yet..

as long as there is grease in there and not mud water, i think you will be okay.
 

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It is going to be a little more involved than said. You will have to knock the outer cup off of the axle to get the new boot on. Give the axle a good tug and it will pop out of the front differential. It is held in the diff by a circular retaining clip at the end of the axle splines. Next cut your bad boot off. Once the boot is off go to a table mounted vice and put the axle shaft in it. Using a rubber mallet hit the outer cup off of the axle. A few hits should do it. The cup is held on by a star race the splines onto the shaft. It is all incased in the cup. To be safe I would clean out the old grease from the cup. Sit it outside for a day to dry and then repack it with grease. To install simply slide the new boot on first. Then put the outer cup back on (make sure the splines match up). Then hit the cup on with the mallet. Reapply the bands and your ready to install your axle. You will need bands and a banding tool also.
 

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hey jrich, sounds like you had to do it before...

once i get my bearings changed and everything working good, maybe you and kyle can come check out where we ride?

i wanna see how bad your bike really is...
 

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Sounds like a plan... you and your buddies need to come up to red creek one weekend.
 

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Sounds like a plan... you and your buddies need to come up to red creek one weekend.
 
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