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CV boot patch using Techi CV boot repair kit

Decided to create automotive section in my blog to help folks save some money with their car repair.  I have a page dedicated to it at

https://chris9911.wordpress.com/automotive/

Feel free to ask me any question regarding your car, I love hearing bout it 🙂

In this tutorial I will show you how to fix, or repair, your damaged cv boot.  This is something I just did today on my truck.  CV boot repair is MANDATORY if you see any damage on it.  Prolonged driving with damaged boot will result in loss of steering control of your vehicle.  A damaged CV boot will usually have signs of “leaking” grease near and around the damage (see figure above).  A traditional repair at the shop will run you about $200-$500 to remove the axle and to replace the damaged boot.  If you want to save some money, and the boot damage isn’t so bad, you got two options. 

  1.  Split boot option
  2. Techi cv boot repair kit

I’ve used split boot option before, and its piece of JUNK.  Do not waste your money on this messy worthless piece of crap.  It will spring a leak soon enough and it is really messy.

Techi cv boot repair kit is pretty nice, and its really easy.  I got it from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/techI-CV-boot-repair-kit/dp/B007LTW0CE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1333250532&sr=8-4

You might have to use brake cleaner to get off most of the grime and grease off the cv boot, before you start the patching process.  I did make a mistake of lifting the vehicle at the vehicle lift point.  This causes the cv to bend at extreme angle and you can’t patch around it.  You have to lift it at the knuckle to make it horizontal.  So basically level it, clean it, and patch it.  I did 2 applications of compound “B”, and I finished it in less than 30min.  I also found a really helpful video on the web at:

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Categories: auto, offroad
  1. April 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I’m pretty sure my boot has messy crud around it like the picture. What type of skill do I need to perform this? I’ve done oil change maybe twice.

  2. April 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I would say its just as easy as doing an oil change. Just make sure you raises it by the knuckle area, and be good about cleaning off the grime. Taking the wheel off might be the hardest task with this fix, its really easy. If you have damaged boot, you really should take care of it. Last think you need is for your grease to get contaminated near the moving joint, then you are asking for really big problem.

  3. April 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

    This is great, thanks! I hadn’t seen that repair kit before – it looks like a much easier solution than replacing the boot.

    • April 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

      …I would have never imagined…lol. Something tells me you get that kind of reaction alot from mechanics 🙂
      Going back to the topic, yes, it was really easy and it doesn’t look all ghetto when you are finished with it. Keep us posted on your motorcycle adventure. Its always nice reading about somebody else’s experience since I can’t ride anymore 😦

  4. purpleowltree1234
    May 8, 2012 at 4:23 am

    okay, sorry, gottta fess up and say as soon as I realised what this post was about my brain went blank. I didn’t even finish reading it. haha It’s awesome that you’re doing this though. 🙂
    Rach

    • May 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

      haha, no need to feel guilty. Your “blog raiding” style is very similar to mine 🙂 I even read up on baking and cooking stuff, just because…lol. And I am far from your baking and the cooking type 🙂

      • purpleowltree1234
        May 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

        lol! 😀

  5. Anonymous
    October 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    its about time he changes the boot- seems like he reconstructed a boot out of silicone

    • October 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      lol, is there anything a silicone cannot do?

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