RE: [DML] CV boot replacement
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RE: [DML] CV boot replacement

Just a good idea.  I just re did my axles.  I used a synthetic grease and
had the axles powder coated.  Just while your there I guess.  It's a dirty
job, but well worth the time.


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Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 9:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [DML] CV boot replacement

In a message dated 1/11/2006 12:32:30 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
dmcchaser@xxxxxxxx writes:

Hello  all.
What is the procedure for removing the outer CV joint from the  axle?
I damaged the boot while installing my clutch, so there is  no
contamination in the joint.  I've looked in the service manual,  it
dosen't mention the CV axles, or I'm not looking in the right place  :P
How do I take this apart?

Matt Smith

Any idea when the last time the CV joints were cleaned and packed?   Now's a

good time to do it - you don't want to have to replace them if they  break!!
You have to remove the axle from the car (take all the bolts off of the  
yokes on the ends).  Then you can pop the cap off of the end of the axle
and I 
think there is a snap ring in there.  Actually just check the tech  articles

section of DMC where Dave Swingle made a great write-up on the  
procedure (Constant Velocity Joint Service).  That will tell you everything
you need 
to know.  Marty Maier used to sell a great CV boot/grease kit - I  would 
recommend that one if you want to do them all while you are at.   Takes
about an 
hour per axle and is really messy!
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596

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