CV Boots

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Mar 15 10:31:07 EST 2004

> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>
> Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 20:02:54 -0800
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: CV Boots
> Can somebody tell, and hopefully in btdt fashion, what the easiest way to
> pull the front driveshafts is?  I just noticed that both of my outside CV
> boots are torn on the front of the car, the passenger side pretty recently
> as the grease is still getting thicker on the inside of the wheel.  And is
> the tranny side CV attached with an 8-point drive screw/bolt similar to on
> the VW's?
You don't have to remove the inner joint and shaft, as I recall.  Just the
clip holding the outer joint to the shaft.
> From my recollection, by just taking the bottom of the strut off the
> ball-joint you won't get enough movement to get the shafts out.  Although,
> now that I'm thinking of it, I guess the main nememsis (aka sway bar) is
> attached to the control arm, not the strut.
Yes, you must pop the ball joint from the bearing housing as well as the
sway bar.  Best to loosen the sway bar to subframe mounting bolts to remove
the bar.  If any dirt has entered the joint, plan on disassembling and
cleaning it before relubing with the grease that comes in the boot kit.


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