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    I have checked the How 2 section and see anything relating to doing your cv boots.My inner one is perished and needs changing,there is no clicking or clonking,knocking.The only thing is slight vibration under hard acceleration.
    Are they easily changed ? I have the boot kit from the stealers with all the grease etc.....Comments please ladies and gents....

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    Haven't had a proper look at the vec, but basically need to undo hub nut.
    And may need to undo lower ball joint to help get drive shaft out of the hub.

    Unbolt it from gearbox. Remove the clips holding boot and boot.

    And then I believe Vauxhall joints are knocked on to th shaft.
    But could be a circlip. So just have a look incase.

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    i would recommend watching a vid or two on youtube about whats required.. the vids by ericthecarguy are very good.... i have to chnage my outer cv joint and have been watching these vids to give me an ideas of that i need to do.. that coupled with my haynes manual and i think i am ready to go.. however i think it may fall down on not having the correct tool to do the band..

    watch the vids and you will see what i mean.. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-ofMoWsr0"]How To Replace CV Boots - YouTube[/ame]

    stay dirty...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Hi. I havent got a replacement joint as both vauxhall and lmf say the joint has probably gone dry due to the boot being split.No symptons that the joint is knackered so just putting a new boot on. The new joint comes as a complete unit,bit like a dog bone, the cost £215+vat,with trade club discount £165+vat

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    Can buy the clamping tool for about 12 quid on eBay mate.

    Or failing that use some metal cable ties. I did it on Clio few years ago and passed 3 mots aswel

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    Not that difficult , near side is easier than off side due to the fact that the off side drive shaft is longer it has a carrier half way along it to help support it
    Also before you attempt it you need To make sure you can undo the drain and fill plugs on your gearbox as when you remove the shaft you will lose all the fluid

    Basically you need to remove the wheel , undo drive shaft nut , undo the track rod end
    Undo the lower wishbone ball joint

    Once you have undone these you need to push the wishbone down while lifting the hub so that the hub swings free
    Then remove the drive shaft splines from the hub
    And move the drive shaft to the side and pull
    It out of the gearbox , job done should take about an hour and while you have the shaft out your better doing both cv boots so you don't need to Do it again at a later date



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    Had 3 replays in time it took me to type that on my phone !!! Lol


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    Thanks for the comments guys,sounds like im gonna have fun this weekend

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