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Re: [QTC]: Outer CV boot/half shaft repair thoughts ...

>I was contemplating the fact that I need to replace the outer CV boots on the
>front half shafts.  While doing so I was thinking that I really ought to do
>the strut bearings as well.  When I thought about both jobs done
>simultaneously, I realized that I should be able to access the outer CVs when
>I pull the struts without having to disconnect the half shaft at the drive
>flange.  Has anyone done it this way before?  I'm wondering if there is some
>gotcha with this plan and if I shouldn't simply pull the half shafts anyway.
> TIA for your experience! ...

You *can* do it this way but you're only 12 bolts away from doing it on the
workbench where it's a MUCH easier job ... also, cleaning the old grease out
of the CV joint is a lot easier, too.  That said, when I replace the CV
boots on my cars, I rarely remove the inner CV joint ... if you're really
careful, you can clean all of the old grease out without the joint falling
apart and just slide the new boot on from the other end (greasing the shaft
itself helps).

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