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post #1 of 5 Old 11-30-2002, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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newbie post- cv boot replacement?

Just replaced front brakes on my 95 GC and found a torn cv boot, and the other one leaking, so I need to replace both. Has anyone done this? Trying to get a feel for what is involved and how difficult it is. Yes, I did a search with no luck. I'm no mechanic (obviously) but I have done basic driveway repairs for many years. Thanks in advance, I appreciate the help!

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-05-2002, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Took a good look at this a few days ago, needs some tools I don't have, had my mechanic do it yesterday, 1.7 hr per side.

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I recently had mine done, both sides. It would have cost about $500 if I didn't have the warranty. $500 seems to be the magic number for most repairs on a GC.

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Took a good look at this a few days ago, needs some tools I don't have, had my mechanic do it yesterday, 1.7 hr per side.
I did a buddies about a month ago. It took less than an hour.

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I recently had mine done, both sides. It would have cost about $500 if I didn't have the warranty.
Ouch!! Now I don't feel too bad; I paid $208 for both sides.

igofshn-- if I ever need to do this again-- looks like the ball joints do NOT need to be separated (I thought they did), but instead simply remove brakes (easy), then remove backing plates and go from there. At least that's what it looks like they did on mine. Does this sound correct? If so, is it really that simple or is there any other complication to it? This info may help someone else trying to do it themselves.......

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