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Old 06-28-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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The end links in my 92 have failed, unbeknownst to me. The passenger side CV boot has been torn by the remnants of the end link.

Is there a write up or install guide for replacing CV boots?
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Get Chilton'* #28200, it'* about $15, and will walk you right through it. Replace the CV joint at the same time. It must be done if the boot is torn.
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I don't know about actually replacing the boots, but I do know that most parts stores have a boot repair kit (if the jonts themselves ain't shot already). Comes with a replacement, wrap-around boot, couple of clamps, and some some grease for the joints. It'* pretty easy to use, and will save you some time.

BUT!!! Make sure the joints themselves ain't already damaged. Putting new/patched boots on bad CV Joints will just waste more time and money....
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If the joint is shot, I think Bill means replace the axle when he is saying replace the joint. Axle is probably around $100.

When you replace the axle..there'* no greasy mess.
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I 'think' its been ripped for 2 weeks or so.

How much is a CV joint?
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2 days is too long, and you cannot see the damage. That solves the boot problem, too.
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If it'* been ripped for 2 weeks, disregard my previous post. There will be damage there that you won't be able to see. It'* wat too important of a part to just "patch".....
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Roger that.

How much is a new cv joint/boot combo?
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autozone has a reman half shaft for 59.99. I'm thinking this may be just as good/easy as replacing the cv joint. how do you guys feel?
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That is what you need...
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