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CV joint gaiter
Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:03 AM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:12 PM
one is a case of removing the old gaiter & then fitting a 2 half glued together gaiter in its place ( i was advised against these as they go again very quickly normally )
the other one means removing the driveshaft & dismantling the inner CV boot & joint & then adding a complete boot for the outer gaiter along the driveshaft & then rebuilding it all again ( i went with this route when my mota needed cv boots as the car was in the garage anyway for other work doing too )
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:15 PM
In essence: jack it up and secure it, take the wheel off, undo the castle nut on the end of the driveshaft, release the steering knuckle from the suspension (i've not looked at this bit of the mondeo yet, but i always undid the bottom ball join on the nova), pull the driveshaft and CV out of the hub, pull the boot up the driveshaft and using circlip pliers release the circlip that holds the shaft in the cv.
Pull the boot off, push the new one on, add more grease if needed. The cv should just push back onto the shaft and the circlip will close automatically, tug on the cv once its on to make sure, pop the boot over the CV then secure it with a strap or cable tie then refit the rest in reverse.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:17 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:16 PM
compuwiz, are mk3 outer CV's fixed to the driveshafts then so they can't be removed?
Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:09 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:46 PM
they are fixed to the driveshaft/cv joint via metal straps on my mota, but the outer CV joint is a pressed unit & cant be dismantled like the inner one which is the reason why its gotta be done the long way round.
you got it the wrongway around, the inner cant be removed but the out can be, it knocks off with a soft mallet, i done mine while it was on the car, on trouble i had was keeping the boot on
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:55 PM
i think the haynes says the same too about inner is OK but outer has limited movement & such due to its design.
but nice to know the outer one can be done easily though as it may help others
Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:41 PM
Then its a case of removing the metal straps holding the cv boot and knocking the cv joint off the shaft. Place the new boot on the shaft and refit joint and clips to boot.
The most annoying part of this procedure can be the CV joint clip that stops the CV joint dropping off. The joint came off easily. But putting it back on the clip bent. Luckily I jad a new one, but instead of the clip being too large and not allowing the joint back over it, this one was too small/tight and allowed the joint over it, but also back off, so no holding the joint on the shaft. After 30mins of opening the clip, I managed to get the joint to stay on.