CV boot repair

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THINGONE03
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I have a 1990 ford taurus v6 3.0 with 85,000 miles. My cv boot is split and I need to replace it. What tools do I need to do this? And should I replace to joint too?
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 11:41 AM

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Tiny
PEPPERMRJ
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Does the cv joint click in tight turns? If so it does need replaced. If not you could try a split boot repair kit which is much easier to do with minimal tools. You cut away the old boot, clean the joint, regrease the joint, and install the boot.

Good luck and let us know. :)
peppemrj
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 12:16 PM
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THINGONE03
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I haven't noticed any clicking but the cv joint on the passenger side went out last week, so i'm a little paranoid of ANY sound I hear now. Can I go to any auto parts place and get a split boot repair kit and does it come w/instructions and tell you what tools are needed for the repair?
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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 3:05 PM
Tiny
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[quote="thingone03"]i haven't noticed any clicking but the cv joint on the passenger side went out last week, so i'm a little paranoid of ANY sound i hear now. can i go to any auto parts place and get a split boot repair kit and does it come w/instructions and tell you what tools are needed for the repair?

Yes, should be at any parts house and come with complete instructions. It is basically a boot that is split in half.

You remove the old boot, clean the joint, and grease it. The new boot is then installed.I put one on my father in laws car and it was there 50,000 miles later when the timing gears went and we junked it.

Good luck and let us know. :)
peppemrj


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/4270_split_boot_1.jpg

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Thursday, April 5th, 2007 AT 5:23 PM
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CRAIGFL
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Speaking from experience with this kind of split boot:
1. Important to clean joint VERY good
2. Important to put lots of new grease back into it
3. Important to install boot so parting surface and screw holes are absolutely clean. If you get grease on the surface and in the holes an tighten the screws, you risk spinning the parting surface and tearing the holes in the rubber out.
4. Best to glue parting surface for better seal.
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Friday, April 6th, 2007 AT 6:51 AM

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