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Cv boot tool?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by amp3d, Jun 12, 2024.

  1. Jun 12, 2024 at 8:25 PM
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    amp3d

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    Hey everyone.

    I just finished up doing some cv boots and everything went well.

    However, the oem Toyota boot kit comes with 2 completely different cv boot clamps.

    The outer boot was not an issue, but the clamp on the inner boot... I'm embarrassed to say I have no idea what tool clamps that.

    I had another clamp laying around I used, but I'd really like the use the oem one since it's a bit wider.

    Anyone know what crimp tool I'm looking at for that one?

    Crazy Toyota used different style clamps on the same kit.

    Thanks!

    Edit: looks like the clamps im talking about are the "earless" style ones.

    All is good I think I've got it covered now :)
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2024 at 8:28 PM
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    I use long needle nose pliers on the single barb styles.

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  3. Jun 13, 2024 at 8:14 AM
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    I highly recommend using this instead of the one that requires 2 breaker bars. Mechanical advantage > my physical strength

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    I agree! I have the same one :)
    What I didn't have yesterday when I was doing the job is that other style for the "earless" ones
     
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    When I have rebooted cars in the past, if they came with the stretch style ear clamps stock and the crimp style (double ear or that folded band style) as a replacement, I've always reused the stock stretch ear clamps. Never experienced an issue doing this, but I have kept the replacements in the bin just in case.

    I just secured them with needle nose pliers until all the ears clipped back in.

    *Edited with added info.
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2024 at 10:53 AM
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    Oh yea, I have had to do this:

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  9. Jun 13, 2024 at 1:19 PM
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    Don’t use anything but the Lexus and Toyota crimping tool! The other one is a joke I broke 2 of them and couldn’t even start to crimp the stainless steel boot clamp. The real crimper does it easy, regardless of the clamp!IMG_3093.jpg IMG_2998.jpg

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    I too used the same tools that fatfurious2 and jdg used. I have a knockoff Amazon one and it works perfectly. just make sure it is the same style tool as the OEM tool. The plyer style ear clamp tools do not work with the OEM boot clamps as the shoulder on the ear is a bit wider than the size of the plyer style clamp.
     
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