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    Evening Chaps!

    Having fixed a leaky washer jet pump on my Vectra on saturday, i've noticed a split on the N/S inner CV boot

    The way that Haynes manual describes it, it sounds like an easy job to do. But, as always the case, nothing goes to plan. I'm quite competant when it comes to DIY car maintenance and repair so i don't mind tackling this job. May as well change the gearbox oil while i'm at it since the book mentions i'll be losing fluid when removing the driveshaft. I'll be killing 3 birds with one stone too as the trackrod end on the N/S needs doing too

    Has anyone here done the job themselves? Any pointers, or things i should watch out for?


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    i ordered a stretch one from the tinterweb, going to do it myself by just removing the driveshaft from hub, will let you now how i get on once done, it was half the vx price so have to give it a go...
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    Not done the vec. But I imagin same sort of thing. And easy enough to do.

    You'll need the correct pliers for crimping the clamps tight for the boot.

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    Not done the vec. But I imagin same sort of thing. And easy enough to do.

    You'll need the correct pliers for crimping the clamps tight for the boot.

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    Dont need to remove the drive shaft mate. Make sure you have a good hammer. If you drop Plasma (dean) or Caveman_Nige a pm mate theyll give you a good run through we changed niges on the weekend there (well i watched and learnt lol)

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    that was the outerone paddy, there is another one further in, driveshaft out is the best solution for that.
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    ive used these a few times on cv joints, saves a lot of time.

    http://www.carparts-direct.co.uk/home/cv-joint-boot-kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by neill View Post
    ive used these a few times on cv joints, saves a lot of time.

    http://www.carparts-direct.co.uk/home/cv-joint-boot-kit
    Or even http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Split-...#ht_2037wt_905

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    LMAO dean shows ya my knowledge of it loll Well we will have to remove yours dean so i can learn something new

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    I changed the cv joint easy enough and I'm no mechanic...

    Just remove the brake calliper, disconnect the wishbone ball joint, the strut and the track rod from the swivel hub, and pull the driveshaft out...

    When pulling the driveshaft out I found it easier with someone depressing the clutch, not sure why.

    When its out you need to cut off the old boot and clean the joint out to find the circlip, I had circlip pliers but you could probably use needle nose pliers, with the circlip held open just knock the cv joint off.

    Then just slide your new boot on and reassemble the joint, pack it with grease and get some meaty cable ties to hold it in place

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