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post #1 of 13 Old 06-24-2003, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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cv driveshaft boot torn

I tore my left front cv driveshaft boot this weekend wheelin'. How hard is that to change out ? Can I do it with basic mechanics tools or should I just take it somewhere? Any help would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 13 Old 06-24-2003, 04:50 PM
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you will need a floor jack, 13mm 12 point socket, 13 mm wrench, a good hammer and a ratchet and a breaker bar. take the wheel off and then the brake caliper then the rotor and then take the three bolts that hold the hub bearing in, out. Take a hammer and knock the bearing and axle out together. You do not have to take the axle nut off or seperate the axle from the hub to do a cv boot. Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-24-2003, 06:07 PM
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Jeeptech, that's great info - sure wish we were both members here last year when I paid to have this done. I was led to believe it was too difficult for me to do.

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Stocker,


How much was it to have it done?

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Thanks alot Jeeptech,

I think I will attempt to do this repair tomorrow morning!! I appreciate the info. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Stocker, How much was it to have it done?
A bit over $200 for both sides.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-25-2003, 09:06 AM
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Replacing the whole CV shaft, and not just the boot is even easier. A remanufactured shaft runs just under $100 bucks. So for the cost of paying someone to replace just the boot, you get a fresh new shaft by doing it yourself.

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Thanks for all the info on this subject, I think tonight I will just try to do the boot and if that proves to be too much then I will just go out and buy a new shaft and install that.

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Forgot to mention, and you may know this already; new boots were ~$10 each.

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I am doing this on my 1994 ZJ. Is it the same? I was told I had to take off the big-*** 1 1/2" hub-nut. I don't have to?

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I did both of mine not long ago. The hub and berring are basicly pressed on. You have to beat them pretty good to get them off. I had to on mine anyway. It would be hard to mess it up just be careful not to hit the berring or studs. You still have to take the large center bolt out. Also make sure you repack the berring with fresh lube. I took mine and cleaned it first. Has anyone had a prob. with lube leaking out after changing the boots. I have noticed some and the clamps that hold the boot on are tight still. I have been told its normal but would like to hear from someone else. The whole job is pretty easy.

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I just changed my boot last night , it was pretty easy. I had to run to the store and buy 11/2" socket and a big 3/4 inch ratchet to get the hub nut off. That is a big ratchet by the way. It took about 2 hours alltogether I also had the Chiltons boot too. You also have to have a set of 12 point wrenches $5.00 from auto zone and a CV Boot clamp pliers also 5 dollars from auto zone. I am glad I didn't pay someone else to do it. Thanks for all the help.

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