Author Topic: 78 Eldo CV Boots??  (Read 179 times)

Offline manxie

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  • Name: Steve Ward
78 Eldo CV Boots??
« on: June 17, 2017, 01:47:42 PM »
Hi fellas. I`m having a little trouble and wondering if anyone here could advise??

Every time the clip is fitted to the large outer side of the CV boot on my 78 Eldorado, it keeps "popping" off when it`s put lock to lock? Any recommendations? If I need to renew them, what are the best to fit?

Many thanks,

Steve.
78 Eldorado Biarritz Custom Classic

Offline Glen

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  • Name: Glen Houlton
Re: 78 Eldo CV Boots??
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 03:02:08 AM »
First of all you need to make sure there is no grease on the area where the clamp goes. 
Next some of the replacement boots are too small.  When installing clamp the large end first.  Then bend the cv joint to the max, see where the small end goes to on the axel.  Clamp it there.  If you clamp it at the place indicated by the shop manual it will pull the large end off. 
Finally, the only clamps I have had any luck with is the original Band-it brand clamps.  But they need the installation tool.   
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Offline manxie

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  • Name: Steve Ward
Re: 78 Eldo CV Boots??
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 12:47:41 PM »
Thanks for your reply Glen, greatly appreciated. Steve.
78 Eldorado Biarritz Custom Classic