Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

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Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby naidup » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:24 pm

Howzit guys just wondering how big of a job is it to change the inner c.v joint boot on a 2003 mk1 1.4i? anything too look out for?
Scared to do it myself after hearing stories of it popping out while driving as I do a lot of long distance.
Currently in PMB. Who would be better to replace it if I had to send it in? C.V joint specialist or Natal C.V joints?
Both R200 including the boot.

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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby RoadHaWg » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 pm

It's not too bad. For me its easier than the outer becasu the outer you kinda just moer the shaft into the CV and hope the locating ring has done it's job. The inner you can see that the circlip is holding everything nicely.

If you get hold of a Haynes manual for a mk1 the procedure is explained in pretty good detail.
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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby UDC » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:40 pm

qwerty wrote:Howzit guys just wondering how big of a job is it to change the inner c.v joint boot on a 2003 mk1 1.4i? anything too look out for?
Scared to do it myself after hearing stories of it popping out while driving as I do a lot of long distance.
Currently in PMB. Who would be better to replace it if I had to send it in? C.V joint specialist or Natal C.V joints?
Both R200 including the boot.

Thanks


for that price you rather give it to them to sort out, is a very messy and annoying job, you bascially only going to save about R100 if you DIY it

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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby naidup » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:20 pm

Just scared of bad workmanship or bad quality grease. 1 place said they use c.v ms grease. other said they use caltex c.v grease.

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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby RoadHaWg » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:47 am

qwerty wrote:Just scared of bad workmanship or bad quality grease. 1 place said they use c.v ms grease. other said they use caltex c.v grease.


CV Grease is generally Molybdenum Disulphide grease. If it's CV grease, its CV grease whether it comes from Caltex or anyone else, it's not fancy at all really.
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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby amstel18 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:52 am

I'd be more worried about the quality of the boot that they'll be fitting.
Some CV boots are hard and perish very soon.
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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby Shygolf » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:50 am

For the price, I wouldnt think twice about DIY.

As stated cv grease is cv grease.
Just make sure the boot is soft and flexible.
if its hard it will wear our sooner.
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Re: Inner C.V Joint boot replacement

Postby naidup » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:37 pm

Okay so finally around to changing the boot. The guys i took it to said there is wear on the below part, now from what i know they don't wear as easy as the outer so i told him to leave it, wasn't sure if he was just trying to make an extra R400 of me. How would i know if it worn? is it a danger? it just looked a little rubbed on those channels.

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