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Boot Slide mod. No more blowing cv boots.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 802YOTA, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    DAMNDUKE

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    So you used the old boot and clamped it down. But did you take your cvs apart to put the old boot on? I have 2 brand new Cv shafts that I'm putting in my truck and the boots are already assembled. I was going to unclamp the new boots slide them down, cut what I need from the old one, then make another cut so I can just POP it over the shaft and clamp it. I don't think there should be any problem with doing it that way.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    take your new cv axles and trash the clips on the upper boot on the lower portion of the boot. (confusing sorry).... you have your upper boot with 2 clamps and your lower boot with 2 clamps...take the smaller "shaft clamp" off the upper boot on the cv axle slide it ("it" being the boot) down the shaft till you think your fins have a large enough gap between each other then tighten the shit out of it with a hose clamp inplace of the original upper boot lower clamp spot.... (again if that makes any sence)....this is what i did and it has worked great.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    nah forget them just put that wagoneer axle under it
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    i see what your saying. would a regular hose clamp like this work?
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...&sa=X&ei=fD5MTqLDJIzrgQfvyI1z&ved=0CGwQ8gIwAw#

    or is there something more heavy duty needed?
     
  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    I need to do this. My fins are rubbing bad...but i am still lost on what to do exactly...
     
  7. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:19 AM
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    :thumbsup: cool I think ill do that then asap. What size should I get of you know...
     
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    I did the mod today on the inner boots, works well and fins are not touching anymore.

    Like somebody else in this thread mentioned earlier, how about the outer boots? Shouldn't those be done as well?
     
  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    thats the thing i was wondering about. will this method eventually allow the clamp to slip back down the axle?
     
  11. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    i have a 3" lift and the fins on the outter boots are not touching. its just the inners.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    So essentially you don't need an extra boot or anything to do this. Just get some hose clamps, take off the old clamp, stretch the boot out further and reclamp it down? Sorry I'm not really following haha
     
  13. Sep 11, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Alright, Thanks! Going to try this tonight. I've changed out 3 sets of cv's within the past year. Hopefully this will work for for me.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    Yep same setup haha. Yeah the boots just keep tearing, the 3rd time it wasn't because of the lift though. Toyota tore it when my dad took it into the dealership for maintenance while I was out of state, and they wouldn't own up to it. Proved to me why I don't let anyone work on my truck but myself...
     
  15. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:22 AM
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    just making sure that i understand this correctly... should the rtv sealant be applied to where the axle/boot meets or where the boot/clamp meets?

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    http://www.permatex.com/products/au...matex_Hi-Temp_RTV_Silicone_Gasket_Sealant.htm
    hmm... so the description sounds like the sealant should be applied to where the axle/boot meet. :)
     
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    Yes, apply to shaft then slide boot over it. Clean the shaft first.
     
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    your putting gasket sealer on your boots? is it leaking? someone needs to learn how to turn a wrench harder.

    "Not recommended for use with cut rubber gaskets" so it could work...or you could make a mess.
     
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    Kinky operation.

    Sealant helps to make a bond. Only so tight you want to make the clamps before they start to cut into the boot.
     
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