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Cv Axle slinging grease

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by firetaco74, May 12, 2013.

  1. May 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    firetaco74

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    So today i was gonna wash my truck, clean it up for the coming week. And while i was washing it i notices that i had grease all under my fenderwell and surrounding places. Turns out that i have a busted Cv boot. I know what causes it and i know that i have a certain amount of time before i absolutley have to fix it. i was wondering it it would be worth my while to pay someone to do it or just do it myself. I have a local shop quote of $250 to do the whole job. would it be cheaper/easier to do it myslef or just let them worry about it? any feed back would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. May 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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    Nirvana

    Nirvana Long time lurker, first time poster.

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    If you're comfortable popping off your suspension equipment you'll be fine pulling the old and putting in the new. Half day-ish if I had to guess.
     
  3. May 13, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Lumpskie

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    You can change it yourself pretty easily. Really it's something that every Taco owner should know how to do. On my manual hub rig, it usually takes 45 mins for me to get it done. But I've got a couple of buddies who can swap out a CV in less that 20 mins while out on a trail. My point is, the more you do it, the faster it gets. Leave yourself a couple hours and give it a try!
     
  4. May 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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    skytower

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    If you already know how to separate a ball joint without damaging the boot, and have the right size socket to remove the axle nut, go for it.
     
  5. May 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    Alderleet

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    I have access to a full garage. Lift bays, air tools, every tool known to man (thank god for auto hobby shops)

    It still takes me a few hours to do it. Im very obsessive and particular, so i quadruple check everything.
     
  6. May 13, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    Took my about 30 minutes to buy the new one jack up the truck and swap them out
     
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