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Unread 07-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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hub nut size?

i have to replace a torn CV boot on my drivers side and i need to know what size the nut it on the hub to get it off. and any other things i should know when replacing the boot

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Unread 07-06-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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36mm socket for the axle nut, 12pt 13mm socket for the 3 unit bearing-to-knuckle bolts IIRC.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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i have to replace a torn CV boot on my drivers side and i need to know what size the nut it on the hub to get it off. and any other things i should know when replacing the boot

What Jeep - WJ? 36MM. The axle shafts will come out without having to remove this nut or the hub......... HOWEVER, depending upon your axle, the CV joint may not be servicable and you will have to remove the hub as you will have to replace the entire axle shaft as a unit.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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just replace the whole axle, after the boot is torn most cv's are already dead.
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Unread 07-06-2009, 10:40 PM   #5
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the axle is only a year or so old, the boot just ripped when i was off road
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Unread 07-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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the axle is only a year or so old, the boot just ripped when i was off road
Which means the joint is going to blow up sooner than later. You can wait till it does, or you can be proactive, but the joint probably can't be saved.
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the axle is only a year or so old, the boot just ripped when i was off road
Where'd you get the axle from? Most aftermarket shafts i.e. Autozone, Advance Auto, O'Reilly's come with a "lifetime warranty". See if you can return it and get a new one (you can forget to tell them you ripped it while offroad)
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I'd replace the axle, and if they won't warranty it, keep it as a spare incase u snap one on the trail.
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I think he has, the thread is 6 years old.
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Also, for future reference - the original Chrysler shafts use a 36mm, the modern replacements sometimes use a 35mm.

Ask me how I know. I bought the 35mm socket along with the replacement shaft. Went to go pull the original and of course the socket didn't fit. So I said screw it and got a replacement bearing assembly as well and the shaft is still in the old bearing...
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