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ran into problems while changing cv boot.

i was able to change the passenger side cv boots with out a problem. but the driver side is another story. the castle nut on my ball joint is so rusted and covered in road grime that i had to cut the ball joint into thus leading to a new ball joint. not to big of a deal though only 40 bucks and it never hurts to put in new parts.
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Re: ran into problems while changing cv boot.

to be honest that wasnt a bad move. a new ball joint isn't much so you didn't really have to go deep into your pocket. BUT, a better way to do that, would have been to remove the rubber boot that covers the contact point inbetween the 2 axle shafts. It would have slid apart, then you could have pulled it out. For the new one, you just reverse the order. Take it apart then put it back together. Axles are really easy to put back. They have little square sliders that slide right down to the bottom of the opposing shaft. It'll almost seem like it locks into place, then you just pull the rubber boot back and clamp.


Just a heads up for next time. This way you don't have to get a new ball joint everytime you need an axle.
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Re: ran into problems while changing cv boot.

thats what i did on the first on i took it apart cleaned it and repacked new grease in it but the driver side has like a carrier bearing attached to the oil pan. i tried to separate them but it was to tight i need about a quarter inch more room.
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