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Think i've found the culprit of my gearbox oil leak - torn cv boot on the drivers side. Anyone got any tips/pitfalls to avoid??

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You don't have CVs dumbass, your car is swing axle! :p ;)

If you can squeeze under don't jack the car up, they are easier to put on with the axle tubes straight. When you take the old one off expect a face full of oil. ;) The two large metal clips can be a pain to fit, buy some jubilee clips the same size.

You'll have not probs, it's straight forward.
 

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Jack that side up at least so the wheel end is higher than the gearbox end, use good stable support under the bottom shock mount, (Axle stand or similar), That way the Gearbox oil will stay in the box instead of pouring out all over the place when you cut the old boot off. It also means the axle tube will be straight, and you can take the wheel off to get at the job.
 

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FireDancer said:
You don't have CVs dumbass, your car is swing axle! :p ;)

If you can squeeze under don't jack the car up, they are easier to put on with the axle tubes straight. When you take the old one off expect a face full of oil. ;) The two large metal clips can be a pain to fit, buy some jubilee clips the same size.

You'll have not probs, it's straight forward.
Yeah, but you knew what i meant... :incheek:

My Haynes manual makes it look easy... almost too easy ;) but i'll give it a shot.

Mr Fletcher, you have my old signature! (the Ernest Breech bit ;) ) :D
 
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