How do you replace the CV joints on a 1993 Nissan Sentra XE?"
you cannot just change the boot you will have to replace the whole axle
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.
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.
the boot you can tell with a visual inspection. there should be no tears in the boot. the boot is there to keep grease in and debris out. if the boot is torn and most of the grease is gone you probably should replace the shaft. if you catch it soon enough though you can just replace the boot which is much cheaper.
It is much cheaper to replace the CV shaft. Purchase a Haynes manual that is specific to your car.
Most likely it's a CV joint.
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.
CV boot? Tierod boot? Ball joint boot? Driveshaft slip yoke boot? If its torn REPLACE it
I am having the axel changed not one boot...and the mechanic quoted me $150 which includes parts and labor.