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Old 08-14-2011, 04:19 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by revshed View Post

Once you have seperated the axle from the hub (pulled out the back) rather than following the process of pulling the axle stub out of the transmission with another $200 tool, I simply grabbed the axle and gave it a couple good tugs. The inner CV boot pulled off the transaxle stub and I was able to remove the outer axle from the car. Since this method separates the inner CV joint, you should definately replace both boots at the same time. Make sure you take the adapter out of the inner boot (adapts the triangular transaxle to the round boot) as you will need to reuse it.
ok first of all , this thread is a powerhouse for everything cv boots! there are so many write ups from many different people!

Anyway, about to remove the outer axle and im hoping that "a couple good tugs" will work out for me lol. Assuming it does, i shall return with yet another write up!
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