Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

CV-Joints

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CV-Joint Boots



Replacement
Outer Boot

NOTE
CV joint is serviced with the shaft, the boot can be serviced separately 1. Remove inner CV boot and joint. 2. Cut outer CV boot clamps . 3. Cut boot off CV housing and shaft .

To install:
  1. Clean the CV joint then apply new grease to the joint
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  3. Slide the new boot on to the shaft and on the CV housing .
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  5. Install boot clamps in original locations
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  7. Install inner CV joint and boot.
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Overhaul



CV-joints are serviced only as an assembly, as are halfshafts.

Some Grand Cherokees have front drive shafts that are equipped with CV-joints. The front driveshaft and CV-joints are serviced only as an assembly.

Inner CV-Joint & Boot
  1. Clamp shaft in a vise (with soft jaws) and support C/V joint.
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  3. Remove clamps with a cut-off wheel or grinder.
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  5. Slide boot down the shaft.
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  7. Remove lubricant from housing to expose the C/V snap ring and remove snap ring.
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  9. Remove bearings from the cage .
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  11. Rotate cage 30° and slide cage off the inner race and down the shaft.
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  13. Remove spread inner race snap ring and remove race from the shaft.
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  15. Remove boot from the shaft and discard.
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  17. Clean and inspect housing , cage , bearings , housing snap-ring , inner race snap-ring and inner race for wear or damage.
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To install:

  1. Apply a coat of grease supplied with the joint/boot to the C/V joint components before assembling them
  2.  
  3. Place new clamps on the new boot and slide boot down the shaft.
  4.  
  5. Slide cage onto the shaft with the small diameter end towards the boot
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  7. Install the inner race onto the shaft . Pull on the race to verify snap ring has engaged.
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  9. Align cage with the inner race and slide over the race.
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  11. Turn the cage 30° to align the cage windows with the race .
  12.  
  13. Apply grease to the inner race and bearings and install the bearings.
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  15. Apply grease to the housing bore then install the bearing assembly into the housing .
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  17. Install the housing snap ring and verify it is seated in the groove.
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  19. Fill the housing and boot with the remaining grease.
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  21. Slide the boot onto the C/V housing into it-s original position. Ensure boot is not twisted and remove any excess air
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  23. Secure both boot clamps with Clamp Installer C-4975A. Place tool on clamp bridge and tighten tool until the jaws of the tool are closed.
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