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17.07.2005: Caliper
Undo the hub hut completely. Remove the caliper (10 mm Allen socket) and hang it onto something so no load is placed on the brake line.

Outer CV boot replacement on a 1996 Saab 900SE turbo. The repair had to be done because the old boot developed a crack and started leaking grease.

Tools and supplies:

  • new CV boot kit: boot, clamps, snap ring and grease;
  • 32 mm (1¼") socket: hub centre nut;
  • 18 mm socket: tie rod nut;
  • 17 mm socket: wheel bolts;
  • 15 mm socket: control arm to subframe bolt;
  • 13 mm socket: lower sway bar link nut;
  • 11 mm open wrench: upper part of sway bar link;
  • 10 mm Allen key: caliper bolts;
  • 5 mm Allen key: ABS sensor screws, rotor index screw;
  • torque wrench;
  • car jack and axle stands;
  • C-clamp: for tightening the tie rod end;
  • breaker bar;
  • vice-grips;
  • gear puller;
  • hammer.

 

 
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