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Re: Need to renew CV joint boot

Fortunately, when I got the car today, all that was wrong was that the boot clip had snapped. So the boot was not held tightly to the CV and some grease had escaped. The boot had not come off the cv, so pretty sure no dirt etc had gone into the cv. Pulled it back and wiped out all the old grease I could, applied new grease and refitted the boot, holding it in place with a big Jubilee clip. Road test and all fine ! So, an easy let off this time. Many thanks for the replies.
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Re: Need to renew CV joint boot

That was an easy fix at least!! Glad its sorted now though.
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Re: Need to renew CV joint boot

Originally Posted by flying clutchman View Post
Depends which type of joints your shaft is fitted with. The type in heather's picture are simple, 'tap' on and off. (tap means clout very sharply with a club hammer). Some joints I've come accross are totally different and are actually part of the shaft.
Just out of interest, I have only attempted getting this type of joint off once and was unsuccessful, do you hit it with the hammer directly or put a punch or a chisel close to the center of the joint and hit on it?

I ask this because, on the Japanese cars they also say tap it off, but the only way to get them off is with an angle grinder.

The fork type joints(part of the shaft) are quite easy to disassemble and re assemble once you get the hang of it, off course you still need a cone to fit the boot.
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