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Date registered: May 2011
Vehicle: 1989 Mercedes Benz 420 SEL, 4.2L V-8
Location: Smyrna, TN
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'89 420 SEl rear CV boots
I am working on a recently acquired 1989 420 SEL. The car looks to be in good shape but the CV boots on the rear axle shafts are shot, both sides inner and outer, but especially the inners. On most Front Drive vehicles now days I just buy a remanufactered axle assembly and replace the whole thing, but I didn't see any obvious way to get this one out.
Has anyone replaced these boots? What's involved? I'm not sure the condition of the joints, but they don't appear to be noisy, so new grease and boots may work. Even though I'm a fairly competent mechanic, I haven't figured how to remove the rear axles on this vehicle. Thanks for your help.