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Front outer CV joint boot replacement - how to?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by The Doctor, May 6, 2013.

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    [May 6, 2013]
    Well, one job leads to another...

    Replaced my discs & pads on Saturday, only to discover that my front nearside CV joint boot has split where it is held onto the driveshaft. At least that explains the grease I noticed on the inner surface of my front wheel when I washed the car.

    So, does anyone have a "how to" guide for this? I've checked the stickies & can't see one there.

    I'm planning on replacing my suspension soon anyway, so I may as well do this all at the same time if I can.

    Thanks.
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    [May 6, 2013]
    I think Tuffty did one mate, its in his build thread or the stickies..
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    Thanks s3dave. Will have a look through.
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    [May 6, 2013]
    The how to was for an inboard joint but the outer one taps off as there is a compressable clip on the end of the drive shaft to tap the back of the joint to get it over that...

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    Do you have any pics, Paul?
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