Below guide will teach you How to Replace a CV Boot. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Floor Jack
- Combination Wrench Set
- Mallet Hammer
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- CV Boot
- CV Joint Grease
- DIY Costs: Est. $24.27 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $210.46 parts and labor
- Park the car on a flat surface and set on the parking brake.
- Take a floor jack and raise the front of the vehicle. Don’t forget to chock the rear wheels.
- Floor jack is not enough to work under the vehicle, so use jack stands to support the vehicle.
- Take the front wheels away from the vehicle by unbolting the lug nuts.
- After removing the wheels, examine the CV boot for any signs of damage.
- It is a good idea to mark the axle position over the assembly as this will help you while reassembling the components.
- Take the CV joint assembly out.
- You need to use a bench vise to detach the CV joint from the shaft. Also take the CV boot clamps away.
- Detach the CV boot from the outer CV joint.
- Now disconnect the CV joint from the axle shaft. You may have to tap the CV joint with rubber mallet to take it out.
- Take the old CV boot out of the axle shaft.
- Wipe any sort of dust, dirt or grease from the CV axle shaft. Don’t forget to wipe the sealing surface on the CV joint.
- Fill grease in the CV joint and glide it back into the shaft.
- Take a new CV boot and glide it on to the shaft. Before securing it with inner clamp, you need to have a new retaining clip.
- Now glide the CV joint on the axle shaft completely.
- Apply grease on the CV boot and insert it into the CV joint housing. Using new clamps fasten the CV boot in the housing.
- Now reattach the CV joint and axle back to the vehicle.
- Fix the wheels back to the hub assembly and secure them with lug nuts.
- Take the jack stands and floor jack away and take a vehicle on a small drive to examine that the new CV boot is properly installed.