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Old 11-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: CV Axle question

I have the Norma Terra worm drive clamps and they still leak. i think mine is an issue where the boot has two large of an opening and regardless of how much i clamp it, it just bunches up and still weeps. I end up pulling the CV and refilling- PITA.

I'm currently looking into RCV's but the cost is scary high.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea, and you will have to separate the band of the clamp from the ratchet portion of the clamp so that you can fit the bracket over the boot. Otherwise you would have to remove the whole thing to have access to the sides to slide the clamps on without separating it.

Maybe you can find just that one clamp but the oem will be no better than the one you have. In some old threads on here, people have listed the part numbers of each improved clamp for the cv boots...


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Clamps ordered.

I don't need anything more than pliers and a screwdriver, will I? I read another post where someone mentioned needing a special tool for some aftermarket clamps. I just ordered the ones off ebay.

Really excited that this may be a much cheaper fix than I originally thought. The great salesman at the shop almost sold me a new CV!
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Clamps ordered.

I don't need anything more than pliers and a screwdriver, will I? I read another post where someone mentioned needing a special tool for some aftermarket clamps. I just ordered the ones off ebay.

Really excited that this may be a much cheaper fix than I originally thought. The great salesman at the shop almost sold me a new CV!
Nope, a screwdriver is all you really need. The eBay clamps easily disconnect and reconnect to open them up and slide them over, and reattach.

Yea until the CVs make noise there is no need to replace them unless its free under warranty. I have never heard of a cv that doesn't make noise before it fails , except if impacted.

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Ok this thread may be a little old but I do need some insight on a similar issue. I've replaced both cv axles at the same time with cardone aftermarkets. I followed the BellyDoc walk through, but I think there is something to be said for changing the seals because now my driver side inner is leaking gear oil pretty bad. I bought a new OEM seal but now the stupid a axle refuses to come out. And now I've noticed a little play on the cv.

What do you guys suggest I do? I still have my oem's sitting on the floor waiting for a rebuild but this leak is driving me nuts.


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Never mind I think I figured it out
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Well what did you figure out?
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Yeah I suppose I should have posted that....

Well it turns out the axle itself wasn't seated correctly. I managed to do the job a million times faster the second time around. For the record it still leaks a little because I haven't changed the seal yet, however it's tolerable now that I've gotten the cv axle to set "correctly". Now I can get my OEM's together and put them back in, not really liking the aftermarkets so much.

I wish Toyota would offer theirs for half the price because paying $550 + tax each for something I'm sure to ruin more than once kinda sucks!
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