CV Boots, Hard to replace?
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    CV Boots, Hard to replace?

    How hard it is to replace the CV join boots on the front wheels?

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    It all depends on what you're comfortable with doing. You do need a hub sized wrench, which isn't a standard tool in most folks toolboxes.

    Pop the lower ball joints and possibly unbolt the upper control arms for access, the strut arm bolt would need to be removed as well. The CV's then come out, sometimes requiring a prybar at the differential. The boots get unclamped and the ends come off and the new boots can be installed. Outer boots can be replaced without removing the
    cv joint.
    Both sides can be done by an accomplished mechanic in a few hours, but it is a fairly big job for the novice.
    Starting to assemble a 5 speed swap plus build a n/a F23. 200k miles now and shooting for 400k.

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    Outer joints are the ones that fail usually and there are some "split boot" kits that are very easy to install.

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    Ive done 1 side and Im just a shade-tree mechanic
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    It maybe cheaper to replace just the cv boot, but it is a lot easier and faster to replace the whole halfshaft.

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    Originally posted by chiody
    Outer joints are the ones that fail usually and there are some "split boot" kits that are very easy to install.
    yes this is true till they start to spit out the grease when u drive

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    if you replaced the shaft, the boot that it comes with is crappy and you will go through the process again.

    Honda has an updated one and it is plastic, wear and tear wise, it will never break.
    you can quote me on that.

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    Originally posted by overboostin
    yes this is true till they start to spit out the grease when u drive
    You've got to be kidding...the ones I've installed lasted the "life" of the vehicle.

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    might just be me
    speedy boots is what i tried only lasted 1hr befor it started to leak out of the seams
    only use oem boots now

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    Thanks for the replys.

    I found a local mechanic that replaced both driver and passenger half shafts and did Oil change for $358.

    I didn't have the time or experience, and thought I got a good deal. Priced replacements from local AZ store, $159/side.
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    Originally posted by gcarey
    Thanks for the replys.

    I found a local mechanic that replaced both driver and passenger half shafts and did Oil change for $358.

    I didn't have the time or experience, and thought I got a good deal. Priced replacements from local AZ store, $159/side.
    That is a really good deal if it includes both half-shafts and oil/filter. The labor wasn't too bad. You did good.
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    Should be good now for another decade or so?


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    He checked her over and said that he could find nothing wrong and that it was in very good shape. Made the wife happy and has her feeling good about her car.
    We bought it new and I have done all the maint.

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    gcarey, how many miles do you have on the Ody?
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