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replacement cv boots

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stanman9, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:22 AM
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    Toytec co's and aal, tc uca's
    I tore my Right side inner and outer boots. How hard are these to replace and what kind should I replace them with???
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    I think it is easier to replace the front axle.

    I don't think you can stretch a new boot over the axle. Therefore, you would have to take apart the CV.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Buy the CV boot kit from Toyota. Comes with new boots, clamps, grease, etc.

    Replacement is easy but a freaking mess.

    . To remove the axle, unbolt the 35mm axle nut and the spindle.
    . Dead-blow hammer helps knock the axle out of the spindle at this point.
    . Use a pry-bar to pop the axle out of the front differential. Drain the front differential fluid first and make sure you refill when you're done reinstalling everything.
    . Cut the boot on the inner CV joint and pull all that stuff apart
    . Remove the C-clip holding the tripod in place at the inner end of the axle and use a pulley puller to remove the tripod from the axle.
    . The outer CV boot can now be removed either by cutting or by sliding it down the axle and off the inner end.
    . Tape the threads on the inner end of the axle so you don't damage the new boots when you slide them on.
    . Grease up the outer CV and slide the new boot onto the axle from the inner end. .Tighten up the clamps once everything is in place and you've bumped any air from inside the boot.
    . Slide the inner boot onto the axle.
    . Remove the tape and reinstall the tripod.
    . Install the new c-clip supplied in the Toyota kit.
    . Grease stuff up and reinsert the tripod into the inner CV cup.
    . Burp the inner boot and tighten up the clamps.
    . Slide the axle into the differential. I used a pry bar on the ridges of the inner CV cup and a dead-blow hammer to knock the axle back into the diff. It'll seat itself when it's in far enough.
    . Reassemble the spindle end of things.
    . Change your clothes. You're covered in grease.

    It should only take you about 2 hours per side during your learning curve. Probably an hour once you have the process down and all the tools handy.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    So here is a little update. I just finished pulling out the driver side front axle on my 2010 double cab and have a few comments to make about the process. First, you don't need to remove the brakes and wheel hub assembly to get the axle out. Once you pull the lower ball joint and steering there is more than enough room to pull the axle. You may have to tap on the end of the axle with a hammer to get it free, just be careful not to damage the splines.
    Next, to get the axle out of the front diff. you do not need a slide hammer. You can turn the axle and use a long pry bar to pop out the axle.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Yup.
     
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    Any pictures for the work u did??
     
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    I haven't done the in many years but I seem to remember a split CV boot that you could just put on with some radiator hose clamps and sealant No need to remove axle. Got it at the local auto parts store.
     
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    Those are a waste of money. You'll end up making a mess and ruining the axle. They work ok if you need it in a pinch. But for a permanent fix do it right.

    I've seen guys use them on honda's and acura's and within 3 months are replacing them again. Keep in mind those cars don't have nearly as much cv angle as our trucks do.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    I'm sure you are right. Like I said it's been years and I don't even remember how it lasted only that it was a easy quick solution.
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    hey guys im changing mine and i have a few questions if i may........in the kit from toyota i have 4 pouches of grease two brownish colored 1 big 1 small and 2 blacks big n small??? question is wut goes where?? and my other question is is it a must so get new oil seals?
     
  14. May 4, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    I wouldn't mix 'em.

    I imagine you'll figure out which grease goes where when you pull apart your axles based on what you find in the existing boots. I'd hope Toyota used the same grease at the factory as they provide through the dealerships.
     
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    Anybody know if I will need to add and or replace diff. Fluid after replacing the axle?? Thanks!
     
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    Great find:D - I usually search Youtube. Do you find a lot of good stuff on Vimeo ? I searched it for Tacoma brakes just 2 C what would come up - nothing. Thanks.
     
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    I just replaced my first cv boot today. A bit of a learning experience, but thanks to that video, it was easier than expected.
     
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