Volvo Cars 1999-05

CV-Joint Boots

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Replacement



Outer Boot
  1. Remove the half shaft from the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the boot clamps and cut the boot off of the shaft.
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  5. Measure and record the distance from the inner ring to the inner groove on the shaft.
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  7. Using a brass drift on suitable equivalent, tap the CV-joint housing off of the shaft.
  8.  
  9. Disassemble the inner race, cage and balls for cleaning and inspection.
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To install:

  1. Assemble the inner race, cage and balls into the outer joint housing.
  2.  
  3. Using a rubber mallet, tap the CV-joint housing onto the shaft to the same distance away from the inner groove as recorded earlier.
  4.  
  5. Carefully insert a rounded screwdriver or suitable equivalent between the half shaft and boot to vent any over pressure in the boot.
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  7. Install new clamps onto the boot.
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