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Old 12-05-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Need help: CV joint boot install on an '83 Datsun pickup

This thing is a pile of crap.

I'm trying to get the boot on, and I have the whole 'axle' free from the hub...but I can't get the cv bearing apart...

In the destructions it talks about a tool, basically a tapered tube, that the cv boot is slid over, and then just sort of flops over the cv joint, allowing the boot to be put on without removing the axle.

I really don't want to remove the axle (theres no room under here)

Anyone have any tips?

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:38 PM   #2
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New Axle - $100
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Asking OT for help?

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Everybody I know will just replace the axle with a reman unit rather than **** around with a CV boot. Easier, cleaner, faster, more reliable, and only slightly more expensive.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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Everybody I know will just replace the axle with a reman unit rather than **** around with a CV boot. Easier, cleaner, faster, more reliable, and only slightly more expensive.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:42 PM   #6
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I've never seen a CV boot that could be replaced w/o disassembling the CV joint first. Well, except for split boots...but those are worthless.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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normally there is a C cilp that holds the CV on the axle - removing the CV is typically the only way to get da booty on
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:54 PM   #8
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I can't seem to find that C clip...I've been looking at the bearing, its some sort of single row ball bearing type setup...its got like 8 large balls housed in a circular metal housing
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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x1000 on just buying the entire axle and swapping them out. Soon you will figure out that you would have paid the extra money plus more to not have to deal with it.
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:57 PM   #10
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I can't seem to find that C clip...I've been looking at the bearing, its some sort of single row ball bearing type setup...its got like 8 large balls housed in a circular metal housing
you may have to completely clean the muther trucker to find it - its not really a big clip - oddly enough
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:03 PM   #11
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Do you have a service manual at all?

On my VW, the inside CV's are held on by a c-clip, but the outer CV has an internal washer. You have to hit the cup with a BFH to remove the CV.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #12
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Thanks mcCrackin, I'll spray it out w/ cleaner or paint thinner

I have a Chiltons, but it is a pile of ****...none of the diagrams match up in the slightest....things that are for a 2wd pickup of a different year match up to my truck...and the truck is factory 4wd...
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #13
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Does this truck have straight-cut gears?

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Old 12-05-2006, 05:18 PM   #14
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Thanks mcCrackin, I'll spray it out w/ cleaner or paint thinner

I have a Chiltons, but it is a pile of ****...none of the diagrams match up in the slightest....things that are for a 2wd pickup of a different year match up to my truck...and the truck is factory 4wd...
also - if you have the axle out - note, there were some funky axle's out there that one side is pressed on and the other is C-clip and you have ot take the one side apart to get to the boot on the other side - its a real PITA!
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:21 PM   #15
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On my VW, the inside CV's are held on by a c-clip, but the outer CV has an internal washer. You have to hit the cup with a BFH to remove the CV.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #16
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install a bridgeport 13b in it, then the CV boot will glide right on.
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