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    Fellow Frogger! tasie C5's Avatar
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    Default Cv boot replacement C5 X7.

    After my 100,000km service the service manager said there was a slight weep from one cv joint boots.
    Apart from doing the full replacement has anyone tried the "split" boot replacement. This seems so much easier than removing drive shafts etc. I was assured that the weep was very small.
    Any comments please.


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    1000+ Posts George 1/8th's Avatar
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    Hi Allan,
    the only cv boots that I've heard of that were 'split' were replaced with new ones.
    There are "universal" kit boots, which can be stretched over the shaft ends, but to do it you need the shaft on the bench.
    It's not that hard to remove a drive shaft.
    I had one replaced by a drive shaft specialist just over a year ago. It perished...the rubber crumbled away like it was 20 years old after about 10 months.
    Maybe I should reduce the time travel that I often do in my car. Or, maybe they fitted a really crap boot.
    Hopefully the latest one will last more than one year. The drive shaft specialist only gives 3 months warranty on CV joint covers.
    The universal ones can be stretched right over the shaft unions using a special stretching tool. I used one about 3 years ago on my Xantia and it's still going strong.
    Good luck..

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    You have a C5 tardis? Serviced in Galafrey?
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    1000+ Posts Ken W's Avatar
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    Hi Allan,

    I have had to replace both outer boots on my car. The passenger side boot would not stay restrained on the CV joint and eventually the outer joint started to pop pop pop in corners and I had to replace the whole driveshaft with a lower kilometers second hand one.

    So I just finished fitting the replacement left driveshaft and I noticed a weep from the boot on the drivers side. Curses - So out with that driveshaft and off to DS motors to get some outer boots swopped. It's all nice and quiet for the time being.

    So a few cautionary tales. The front suspension on the C5X7 is quite different to that which was in vogue from the BX to the Series 1 and II C5. You need to take the bolt out of the lower arm connection and then the three E type bolts holding the swivel to the suspension carrier. With a bit of persuasion, the swivel will now lift high enough to disengage the driveshaft from the wheel bearing and allow it to be withdrawn through the ring in the suspension member. I also found it helped to take the brake caliper off to allow more room.

    The outer joints do not come off these driveshafts like they do on every other one I've seen. To change the boots, you have to undo the inner boot and remove a circlip that holds the triaxial ball holder and then take this off the shaft. Both boots can then be slid off the shaft and a new outer boot fitted. New outer boots need to be fitted very tightly to the outer of the outer CV joint so they don't pull off.

    I will add some pictures when I get a chance to crop and downsize them to AF requirements - now added.


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    Last edited by Ken W; 29th December 2017 at 06:56 PM.

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