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How do you get the outer cv joint off of the shaft to replace the boot on a 2002 ford escort zx2 auto trans?

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2012-04-28 03:32:27
2012-04-28 03:32:27

the outer CV joint is a non-serviceable and non-removable item on the escort and ZX2. If it is bad it will need replacement.

to remove the boot and replace it there are two ways to do it.

(1) cut the boot off and replace it with a speed boot (a boot split down the length which then gets glued together)

(2) either cut the boot off or slide it off. This method will take more work than the speed boot. This will require removal of the complete half axle. You will first have to separate the inner joint and remove that boot as well. Once the joint is separated, the tripod bearing will have to be removed. Once all this is done the new boot for the outer CV joint can be installed. If you do this method, you should also install a new inner boot as well.

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