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CV joint boot replacement

Mine has a hole in it and grease is coming out of it. Does anyone have a "how to" thread on how to replace the boot?

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

you gotta take off the half shaft to get the new boot on...therefore....pita. I had the dealership do mine which of course was expensive. idk if there are any write ups on here. maybe as "colten k" he might've done his on his own.

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

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you gotta take off the half shaft to get the new boot on...therefore....pita. I had the dealership do mine which of course was expensive. idk if there are any write ups on here. maybe as "colten k" he might've done his on his own.
Did you have them replace the entire cv joint or just the boot. I found out the labor is approximately $130.00 bucks just for the boot itself and additional $20.00 for the part for a total of $150.00. I was told they could replace the entire CV joint for $220.00, so I may just have them replace it. What do ya think, boot or the entire joint?

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

When my tear, I'm going to buy a rebuilt CV for $65 to $85, replace, and return the original for the core charge. Probably about an hour, as you have to separate the upper ball joint.
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Re: CV joint boot replacement

Easy to do. The easiest way:

1. Remove cv axle from truck
2. Cut straps off outer boot and side back
3. Place axle in a vice with the outer pointing down
4. Hold outer and strike the back of the outer joint with a hammer. It should pop off the shaft.
5. Remove/ replace boots and repack with grease

YouTube it. It's not hard.
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Re: CV joint boot replacement

There ya go. Straight from the Service Manual.
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Re: CV joint boot replacement

If you are going to DIY this, you might jack up the front end, remove the wheels, and carefully inspect the ball joints and control arm bushings, prior to ordering parts, as it would be a good time to replace any control arms with worn out bushings or ball joints. And of course you don't want to pay any "surprise" stealership prices. Phone call: "Hey, we have your truck up on the rack, with the CV out, and noticed that _____________ are bad. Do you want us to go ahead and replace those, or would you prefer to pay duplicate labor at a later time?"
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You have that down Verbatim buddy...lol...!!

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

Done deal. Found an ASE certified mechanic to slap it on for $45 bucks. Spent a total of $125.00 installed. Thanks for your posts.

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

Nice find on this thread!

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

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If you are going to DIY this, you might jack up the front end, remove the wheels, and carefully inspect the ball joints and control arm bushings, prior to ordering parts, as it would be a good time to replace any control arms with worn out bushings or ball joints. And of course you don't want to pay any "surprise" stealership prices. Phone call: "Hey, we have your truck up on the rack, with the CV out, and noticed that _____________ are bad. Do you want us to go ahead and replace those, or would you prefer to pay duplicate labor at a later time?"
Just replaced everything as well; u joints, bushings, tie rods, cv boots/joints for this reason.

Didn't make sense to go back in once you're already in.

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Re: CV joint boot replacement

Will I need an alignment if I pull the axle out to just put a new CV boot on?

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Will I need an alignment if I pull the axle out to just put a new CV boot on?
No alignment will be necessary.

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When my tear, I'm going to buy a rebuilt CV for $65 to $85, replace, and return the original for the core charge. Probably about an hour, as you have to separate the upper ball joint.
I just order new ones when mine get torn boots... I buy from Rock Auto, they are NIB and the last time I ordered, I bought 2 for a total of $110 shipped... I swapped both out, and throw them in the T when I head out off roading in case I need to do field repairs... I managed to shatter one halfshaft's interior housing the last time I was playing around...

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