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bing79
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I changed my CV boot this weekend and though id chuck a rough guide and a few pics up for anyone else who wanted a crack at it..

Audi A4 1997 1.8 (Front Wheel Drive)

First loosen off wheel nuts and center hub bolt.
I had to buy a 3/8" breaker bar as the 14mm hex bolt was VERY tight!!!


Then remove the speed sensor from behind the disc & release the wire from the rubber clips.


Release the two upper balljoints. This can be a right pain if the pinch bolt is old! Also check for wear on the rubber covers, as you can see one of mine has perished and split!!! Doh.


Undo the inner CV joint bolts and separate away from gearbox.


Twist the hub assembly twards the rear of the car and manover the drive shaft outer CV joint out and the whole part out of the car.


Cut away the old boot if you want & Use the M16 hub bolt to screw back in and push the outer joint off of the driveshaft.


Remove the old washer, ring and retainer clip. Clean out grease & replace with new parts supplied with CV boot kit.


Place new boot on, Pack joint with new grease & re-assemble the joint.


Fit back onto car in reverse order. Job Done! Smile

Hope that may be of some use...

Steve Wink
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Best way to spend a Bank Holiday Very Happy Be no point driving anywhere so you might as well be under the car! Your quite the man for these pictorial guides now Steve Wink

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bing79
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers James!

Its unfortunate my car seems to be giving me lots of abuse at the moe Laughing
But while i'm up to my elbows in my A4, i though it another chance to save someone money by DIY!!! Wink

Im hopeing not to do any more for a bit now! Laughing

Cheers again

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Question Question

Would this be suitable for a STICKY Question Question

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Nice move bing Cool No need to remove the complete shaft to do outer CV boot though Surprised Wink
 
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bing79
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, cheers nogin. Wink

It was a bit fiddley to get the outer CV joint removed, but will deffinatley try keeping it in next time. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

made into a sticky- many thanks Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You can also manoeuvre the outer CV joint out of the hub by releasing the bottom ball joint, putting the wheel on full lock and easing the bottom of the strut out. It's a right pain trying to free off the long bolt that secures the upper arm ball joints!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Changed my nearside outer boot yesterday. I used a stretchy CV boot and replaced without removing the driveshaft. Had to detach upper suspension arms and getting the new boot over CV joint did require some assistance Laughing

See http://www.buypartsby.co.uk/cv-boot-fitting-instructions.php
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

Wow.. Thats mad!

I have never seen one of those stretchy boots before! Cool!


Steve Very Happy
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Shocked Shocked Shocked

this is the thing!!.....

beautiful....is it the same way I should do on my 80?

is it absolutely necessary to take off the car the whole shaft ...or....I can do dismantling only the outer part?

would be the emergency jack good enough to do this work?

many many regards

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

I would say "emergency jack" (scissor jack in the boot of the car?) is NOT suitable- we've known several collapse in use- while only changing a wheel, let alone while doing any work on the car.....

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

not a good idea to use a scissor jack on its own get an axle stand under there aswell just to be safe. got to change c/v boot in next few days aswell as other jobs just doing head gasket and upper ball joint
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

bing79 wrote:
Wow.. Thats mad!

I have never seen one of those stretchy boots before! Cool!


Steve Very Happy




These things will work on most boots depending on the size, reminds me of natural child birth when the smaller end of the boot stretches open wide Laughing Embarassed
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Did it without removing from car, Used AXLE STANDS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE SCISSOR JACK Shock
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the guide, just about ready to attempt changing my outer cv boot although did have a bit of a prob buying the 14mm hex key for the hub nut locally. Noticed a low level whine coming from passenger side a few weeks back and thought it was the start of a wheel baring problem but while replacing the droplinks noticed the cv boot had split and no grease left in the joint. Was going to buy the cv boot strap banding tool but a bit expensive to do one job.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How safe is it to drive you car with a busted CV boot?

One of mine has recently split, I need to get the brakes done this month and I can't afford to sort the CV boots out until next month at least!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Not dangerous as such, but you risk allowing all the salt and grime off the road into the CV joint, this will in turn wash out all the grease and render the joint useless, leaving you to replace the whole joint at extra cost.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks... I haven't got much choice at the moment, the brakes need doing and I can't afford to get the CV boot done at the moment.

A friend - who is a mechanic, and confident to do the repair - said that we could get a new driveshaft and replace the whole thing. This might be cheaper than parts and labour for the CV boot to be replaced at a garage.
Plus the side that's affected makes a knocking noise when on full lock at low speed, and the opposite side makes a clicking sound. So may be worth replacing the shaft with boot and joint all together - especially if it's going to save me money!

If i get the boot done at the garage it might just be covering up an already damaged joint???? What do you reckon?

Drive shaft = just parts + zero labour cost
Boot = parts + labour cost + possibly more work after?

Image included for the sheer hell of it > http://imagesender.com/uploads/jsfwrczz.jpg
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

god..i had to remove the complete shaft to get this done..great tactics..

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