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CV joint boot replacement.

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by nennaac, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    nennaac

    nennaac [OP] New Member

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    I have plenty of tools, I'm looking for some guidance as removing the axle on the front to replace a torn CV joint boot looks intimidating
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:53 AM
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    koditten

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    Need to remove the axle nut, 35mm, I think. Unbolt the 4 ball joint bolts under the ball joint. Should be able to pull the spindle off the axle stub. Pull the axle assembly out of the differential. May need to use the sledge hammer and chain slam hammer method. The axle stubs are a tight fit in the diffy. Loop the chain around the axle, put the other end of the chain around the big hammer and swing away from the diffy. It will pop out the axle.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:54 AM
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    FirstGenVol

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    My understanding is that you might as well just replace the CV axle instead of the boot. They recommend using OEM as they are not that much more than other brands and perform better.

    Try these.
    https://youtu.be/AEcQLCTA4jA


    https://youtu.be/rO7x8ciax90
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Whocares

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    Rent some ball joint pullers from local auto store.
    Extra cotter pins.
    Breaker bar.
    Blue loctite for ball joint bolts. New ball joint bolts.
    Once axle is cleared of hub, have bungie cord to hold hub to struts/UCA due to brake lines.
    Might as well replace axle seals too or have spares just in case.
    If doing driver side, https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-1...amshell-bushingeliminates-needle-bearing.html
    Good luck
     

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