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replacing cv boot

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by eyesonlybob, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. eyesonlybob

    eyesonlybob Senior Member

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    my brothers 86 accord has a cracked cv boot. in replacing it i am having a hell of a time getting the ball joint appart.

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    c-speedracing suggested using a ball joint splitter (which i dont have)

    do you guys have any suggestions? ive tried prying, hitting, and thats all so far. how do i get it appart?
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If you think you're ever going to need it again (ball joint splitter) just go buy one. We have them in our shop, but if we didn't I would've bought one already. Other than that, hit the bottom with a rubber mallet.
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    ya, just go to pep boys and get a splitter, they are not expensive, i used to have one.
     
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    ok, i went and bought it. wasnt expensive. and i got the ball joint right off.

    so now the next problem is how do i get the outer cv joint off to get the boot on. i had a picture...but i cant upload it to the gallery for some reason.
     
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    you have to take the old boot off
    there should be 2 metal bands that hold them on, you have to cut these off and get new bands to attach the new boot.
     
  6. eyesonlybob

    eyesonlybob Senior Member

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    well, we got it. we just ended taking the whole half shaft out. removing the inner joint. sliding the boot to the outer joint. we could never get the outer joint off (the boot was off though).

    that ball joint tool worked well. other than that dilemma, it went pretty smooth.
     
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    for next time u dont need to take off the lower ball joint only the upper and the fork that is atached to the shock and the drive axle nut by the brake rotor just a short cut and easyer too
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    :werd: thats what i did when i did mine.
     
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