View Full Version : CV boot replacement

10-28-2012, 12:52 AM
What is the best way to do this without removing the axles from the transmission? I was hesitant to buy the split boots (for obvious reasons). I should be able to gently stretch them over right?

10-28-2012, 03:04 AM
I have one of the universal slip on boots. Worked great and hasn't separated in the two years I've run with it.

10-28-2012, 03:43 AM
I went with OEM units. I (obviously) don't have the boot stretcher so looks like I'm going to be tearing the axles apart :(

10-28-2012, 07:09 PM
better to pull the axles and use good boots than put a split boot on and not have a proper seal.

Hipster Lawrence
10-29-2012, 05:48 PM
It's so easy to just take apart the axle. You'll need a vice, a brass drift, and the tools for whatever hose clamps come with the boots.

Get Toyota parts because the grease is different in the inner and outer joints.

12-09-2012, 01:06 AM
I totally forgot....my axles split apart :P

Removed axles, knocked off the clip, dropped the bearings out and spent an hour getting them back in....then 20 minutes to finish the job.