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    Split CV Boot????

    I have a passenger side CV Boot split and I am Just curious if this is a repair that I can do in my garage with mild automotive knowledge (i.e.: ive done brakes, discs, exhaust, tuneups etc. minor work) but is this something that should be an easy tackle or is it somewhat complicated and I could really mess things up? Thanks
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    any help would be appreciated
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    How many miles on the vehicle? What year is the vehicle? Is this an outer CV boot or an inner DOJ boot? Front or rear? Either way to be most convenient the axle should come out, which is a pretty simple task that can be done a couple different ways (people always debate about which is easiest). Do you hear any noises or anything? how long as the boot been split? I would make sure you don't need a joint/axle first fore it would be a PITA to pull the axle,replace the boot and reinstall only to find out the joint is toast.....Im not sure of your tool resources but to reinstall the clamps on the outer CV boot require the use of either 1 or two special pairs of pliers also you will need a pair of snap ring pliers for the inner joint...

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    I actually have a torn driverside inner boot I am replacing this weekend. as far as other things I have worked on this should be easyier than a clutch or even the spark plugs. lol

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    +1 ^..Ive done dozens of them....besides the dirty part there cake...just make sure to get OEM dealership parts...(boot,clamps,grease)..I have seen flimsy aftermarket boots dry rot within a few months and fresh grease once again begins to spray around all over the undercarriage...

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    Im not worried about the cost of the parts (for the OEM) but what about tools.. is there anything from the ordinary that I need someone mentioned certain clamps or pliers... thanks for the info people.

    Oh yeah, there is no noise and it must not be long cause I was just under the vehicle recently doing the downpipe, maybe just over a month ago and there was nothing. And there is just a small tear near the smaller diameter part of the axle passenger side front. I believe its the inner CV Boot, still really full of grease.
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    AH yes P/S inner DOJ boot..personally I like doing the inner DOJ's more than the outer CV's, I find them easier...anyways..yes for the inner doj boot the only really like specialty tool if you want to call it that is a pair of snap ring pliers..depending on the year or the car you may or map not have a spring pin holding the axle into the stub shaft sticking out of the trans...if you do have one than you will need an extremely small punch...The way I do these things is remove the wheel, undo the nut/bolt for the sway bar link, remove the spring pin ( if equipped ), undo the castle nut for the lower ball joint (after removing the cotter pin of course), undo the axle nut (32mm socket),and after that (as long as the axle isnt seezed in the hub ) you have enough room to swing the stut/hub out of the way and pull the axle out of the hub and than pull the axle out of the trans... ah here we go theres no way I can explain it any better than the FSM lol... Impreza Manuals | ken-gilbert.com
    granted I say all the ease of this job fore I have the use of all my air tools and a lift...lol

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