Thread: CV joint help!
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Originally Posted by jly535 View Post
Thanks guys! I got it assembled right, but have other issues now. The boot kits I bought (Meyle) don't allow any room for the big clamp with the allen bolts installed. The Allen heads fit snuggly against the boot.

Also there is some minor wear, and I'm debating if I should just replace the whole joints. They are the original joints as they're stamped with a 77' on them.
Make sure you use the original spring washers behind the center "star" on the shaft else you are going to have too much play and the clip could get knocked off. I had the same problem with the larger boot area, not being about to get a clamp on there. The boot fit very tightly, so I left the clamp off and all has been well. There's a rib there, so it holds the boot on extremely tight. I used off-road boots because they last longer and can take severe punishment. Many have had their new factory-like boots ripped after only a few miles. I don't know what's up with that, probably cheap stuff. You can polish the inside of the channels and clean things up. Worked for me. Mine feel like brand new. Use new bolts and schnoor washers from Macmaster-Carr.
Old 02-13-2009, 04:22 PM
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