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Front Axle boot blown & steering box slop
Well, haven't posted in a while. Seems I was catching up with the rest of the cars in my yard.
I have had the truck up on the rack at the hobby shop looking for suspension parts that are responsible for the wandering it seemed to have. Turns out it's just the steering box, at 130,000 it's a little sloppy, but after the alignemnt it is a lot better. Ok, I can deal with that.
I'll have it rebuilt or find a low-miles box and swap it out.
What I didn't expect was that I missed a blown CV boot on the front right, outside joint. No idea how long, I don't recall ever noticing it before. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
I'd like to get the shaft rebuilt, rather than get an after market replacement. What kinda job is it pulling it out? Special tools?
Ok, to remove the IFS,
<ul type="square"> [*]Remove shock - replacing it anyway [*]Remove large nut on axle shaft (34 mm or ?)[*]Pop lower ball joint - to gain some room[*]Remove Sway bar end link - replace it?[*]Remove bolts holding CV shaft to axle tube shaft.[*]Pop CV shaft from hub - BFG & wooden block or is there a tool[*]Miss anything?[/list] [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]