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CV Boot Replacement?

Anyone have any DIY suggestions on how to replace two torn CV boots? Parts purchase? Tips? Special tools?
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Can I ask what is CV boot?

Would this help? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZoa1hTM74U

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CV is for "constant velocity" joint. There are two for each driveshaft, with rubber boots to contain the oil and keep the dirt out.

Astoria makes a boot called Flexx which can be stretched over the joint, using a special tool (either a very strong cone, or an air-powered spreader).
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CV is for "constant velocity" joint. There are two for each driveshaft, with rubber boots to contain the oil and keep the dirt out.

Astoria makes a boot called Flexx which can be stretched over the joint, using a special tool (either a very strong cone, or an air-powered spreader).
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I think I post some experience when I was replacing the boot few years ago, but it is probably in the forum archives. Just like the video shows -all it takes to separate joint from the axle is a good swing with right hammer. I did it without removing the axle from the car, and since I was saving the joint -I used brass punch what added some difficulty, but it worked.
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Thanks Kajtek1. I will be saving the joint as well. Recommend any parts supplier?
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When I did the joint, the dealers "didn't do the boots" (gladly offering you $1200 axle) and I had to get it from aftermarkets.
Have seen somebody posting here a supplier at later time.
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Can I ask what is CV boot?

Would this help? YouTube - Replacing A Broken CV Joint Boot
thanks for the link. nice job.
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Just in case, is yours a 4matic, Loubapache has just complied an very important sticky for 4 matic, and CV boot is one of the topics.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post2914140

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Off topic but I'm going through this with my Toyota right now. An Indy found a leaking CV boot on it today and their fix is to replace a 1/2 axle. Remanufactured part is $99.50 with $150 labor.

Just to add, this is the 2nd go around for these. Both 1/2 axles had leaking boots at around 75,000 miles on the car. It now has 117,000+ and the 3rd is shot. What I don't know without further research is how many years it has been since the other failures. Not that I'll add to this OT, but it's something I'm curious about.

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