1997 Honda Civic Replacing the CV Joint Boot

  • 1997 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 98,000 MILES
I am trying to replace my CV joint boots. I already removed the clamp on the boots and was able to slide them away from the cv joint. My problem is that I do not know how to seperate the cv joint from the axle. How do I get this off? Do I just need to put it in a vice and hammer at it?
Also. Since Im messing with all this will it throw off my alignment at all?. I removed them from the transmission because I was putting in a new clutch kit (bad clutch release bearing).
Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 9:44 PM

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Hi jeoku,

"Do I just need to put it in a vice and hammer at it? "

Yes, that is what you need to do but DO NOT hammer too hard. The CV joint is locked with the aid of a spring clip so it is best if you can get someone to pull at the CV joint to get the spring clip slightly compressed while you use a rod and hammer to punch the joint off.
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Thursday, September 18th, 2008 AT 2:12 PM

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