Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:02:37 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: location of CV boot 93 9000CSET

solarsell wrote: > I want to check the condition of the CV boot on my 93 9000CSET. I jacked up > the front drivers side and looked inside the front wheel well from the top. > I just want to make sure I'm looking at the right boot (is there more than > one boot in that location?). Does that sound like the right location? > Hi, Driver's side? Depends where you are in the world ;-) Why not check the other side too? Anyway, in answer to your question ... you have to jack up either one side or both sides (front) at the same time. The best way to look at the boot is if you lie down in front of the car and look towards the inside of the wheel (not as easy from above + you have to remove the wheel then or your head is much smaller than mine.). Turn the steering full lock left (if you are doing the left wheel) similar for right side, so you expand the boot. Then you must rotate the wheel slowly so you can see if there are any splits. If the grooves of the boot look cracked but not split you should consider replacing the boot soon. If split open then ... post another message to go through that. DO NOT put your head under the car (even in the wheel arch) if you are only supporting it on a jack. Each side has two boots. An outer and an inner boot. The outer boot is at the end of the drive shaft near the wheel. The inner boot is nearest the gear box but it tends to last a lot longer than the outer boot. The 2nd diagram on this page shows what a boot looks like (the unmarked item between *Outer CV* and *circlip*. Hope it helps to get you going. Regards Charles PS. whichever way you choose to look at the boot you must have the steering on full lock so you can see the boot expanded and then any cracks will show before they split. -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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