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Has anyone ever taken an out CV apart and replaced a boot? I searched on here for 2 days and I only find axle replacements... I replaced the right outer yesterday but ended up pulling the axle out of the axle extender and stripped the triple bearing, the inner boot and the rubber balancer (?) from the axle to get the boot slid out to the end. I beat on the outer CV with a big hammer for a long time and never got it to come apart... what is holding it together? C-clip? spring clip? any other I've changed were spring clips.
 

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Try searching YouTube for CV axle rebuilding tutorials. I've only swapped out the axles. R&R of CV axles isn't difficult -- it's just a messy job. Also, when things don't come apart very easily, don't get frisky with a BFH. You can end up doing more harm than good, such as mushrooming the end of the axle.
 
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