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Old 10-25-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
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Well I decided I was gonna pull of my front wheels and tires today to inspect my brakes which have been bad for awhile. Well after I got them off on the right side I noticed grease on the lower ball joint. Well after looking around which didn't take too long I discovered a nice tear in the outer CV Joint Boot. I believe it'* had to have happened in the last couple of weeks or so. My question is should I just replace the boot or the entire CV Joint. I don't want to have to do the job again later down the road. The joint shows no signs of failure in any way. Also what size is the axle bearing nut?
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i'm just gonna replace the whole cv joint. Save the hassle of tearing it apart and putting the boot on. Still not sure on the size. I measured with a caliper and came up with a tad over 1 3/8 inch. Which comes out to about 36mm.
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Well I went to the parts store and got what I needed. I CV joint for 70 bucks with a 20 dollar core, 1 hub socket and 1 torque wrench. Grand total $134.13. Still haven't gotten the old one out yet. Hopefully by Wednesday. I miss my Bonnie. :(
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Well I got my car done today. Wasn't too bad of a job. Took less than 2 hrs for the whole job. Glad to have my car back.
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