A CV boot is found on the axle of a vehicle. To replace the outer boot remove the axle bolt and pull the boot off. The inner boot requires removal of the whole axle.
Lift the vehicle using a jack. Inspect the CV boot for problems. Mark the axle. Separate the CV from the shaft. Remove the CV boot clamps. Use a mallet to knock the CV joint off the shaft. Remove the boot from the CV axle shaft.
you cannot just change the boot you will have to replace the whole axle
It is cheaper to replace the CV shaft than it is to replace the boot. If the boot has been torn for any length of time it will have collected dirt and water. That in itself spells disaster.
It is way easier to replace the whole halfshaft. Espiacially if you have never done a bot on this type of axle shaft.
It is much cheaper to replace the CV shaft. Purchase a Haynes manual that is specific to your car.
Buy a split boot from the parts store- that way you won't have to remove the shaft. As long as you have the half shaft out, why not replace it since there is probably some damage to it from having a damaged boot?
They make replacements that are split in half, but they aren't generally recommended. What's best (unfortunately) is to remove the shaft and replace it with a stock cv boot. If the cv boot has been open to the elements for a while, damage in the cv joint might have occured.
how do you replace the drivers side drive shaft and cv joint?
Don't bother, just replace the entire axle. Once the boot is damaged, the CV joint is contaminated and it will not last very long. It's just an exercise in futility to replace the boot, and the effort is almost as great as if you replaced the entire half-shaft axle.
CV boot? Tierod boot? Ball joint boot? Driveshaft slip yoke boot? If its torn REPLACE it
Replace the complete halfshaft assembly, it is much easier than trying to replace the cv joint itself.
you can get the cv boot kit that you can glue the join on rather than taking the drive shaft off
If the CV boot is torn open forget about re-booting the joint, buy a remanufactured axle and replace it. If the boot is starting to crack or separate but has not torn open to the point you can see the cv joint itself you can re-boot it.Replacing CV JointsThere are places that sell the halfshaft axles already rebuilt as cheap as you can replace the joints. Call your local parts stores.
The CV joint in a 2000 Kia Sportage can be replace by roving the tires, axle nuts, and the knuckle bolts on the struts. Next, the CV joint can be removed by placing a screwdriver between the transmission and the CV joint will pop out.
Don't bother trying to replace a torn boot on a half shaft. It is quicker, easier and cheaper to replace the whole half shaft.
i was wondering how to fix a Nissan sentra 1996 1.6 c.v boot just some instructions.
it shouldn't be. replace the joint or the axle.
There are some kits available for some cars, but not many.
the boot is actually a cover to keep out dirt you could go awhile but you really should replace it as soon as possible to keep the cv joint from being ruinrd by the dust and dirt
You can buy a CV joint boot kit and install it fairly easily if you can find a boot that bolts together in the center. Just cit the old boot off, put the new boot on , install the grease, bolt up the sides, and put on the hose clamp.
The CV joint is the part inside the boot.
The 2000 Ram had u joints, not cv joints at the front axle.
The boot on my cv joint is stuck inside of the trans how do u go about getting that out and what else do i need to fix after that comes out