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Good Boot... Thanks!
Greetings, Audi Fans,
My thanks to those who responded to my CV boot question a week or so
ago: AUDIDUDI, Rob Andrews, and Joel Richardson (extra Thanks to Joel
for lending his 12-pt socket bit and 32-mm axle-nut socket for the job!
Let me know when you'd like them returned, Joel :) Changed the driver's
side outer boot on Saturday in about 4 to 5 hours, not rushing much and
spending considerable time cleaning the old grease off the wheel and
Amazing thing is... the Haynes manual was actual _right_ about something
=) With a manual trans in at least an '84 - '88 5kS, there is no need to
take apart the sway bar, tie rod end... just remove the inner CV-flange
bolts and the axle-nut, crank the wheels completely left (when removing
the left-hand half-shaft, opposite when working on other side) and maneuver
the assembly out from under the car. The Haynes specifies extra work to
remove the half-shaft on *automatics*. I was *very* pleased to be able to
do the job so easily.
Also nice: Total cost = $13.07 + one Sat. morning. Receipt from previous
owner showed $72.00 labor + $25.28 boot + tax for same job done June '94.
The boot's German - Meistersatz... was surprised to get it that cheap,
'cause I believe I paid more for boots for the Fox.
Thanks again for the assistance...
'86 5000 S 129k mi
'79 Fox 143k mi