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17.07.2005: Joint removed
Once you dig the ring from under the layer of grease, do you best to remove it. I ended up pulling it out with vice-grips, which straightened it completely (and thus destroyed). Gently tap the CV joint until it comes off the axle.

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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