They are full of the proverbial bovine excrement product. If the right clamp is sold with the right boot, it will stay on as long as you need it to. Most aftermarket boots come with a wormgear type clamp, where a screw is turned to tighten and loosen the clamp. Pull the boot back, wipe of the joint housing and locate the small groove the clamp rides in and slide the boot over the lip. Then place the clamp in the groove and tighten it until you are unable to move it by twisting firmly. Then bend the loose end of the clamp over the wormgear housing.
Parts store like to sell full axle shafts instead of boots because they make more money on complete shafts.
Don't drive it too much until you get the boot and clamp properly installed.
Friday, December 16th, 2011 AT 4:45 AM