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CV joint help!

So I got a kit for (4) boot replacments. I got one cleaned & together and the joint doesn't move freely, does this mean the joint is toast? Also if it matters this joint was totally dissasembled when I started.

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I had the same thing- it's probably just not assembled properly, one notch off. These things are like super 3-D puzzles, took forever to get it just right. I'm sure someone else can give specific tips, but none from me, sorry!

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Yup, it totally depends on how it's assembled, take it apart again and put it back together again.
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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 orignal joints as they're stamped with a 77' on them.
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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.
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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.

Thanks! I guess I'll do a little polishing today.
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