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    Re: Cv axle

    Burntboot. Thank you so much for the help. That worked perfectly. New boot is in and axle is back in place. Thanks again!!!

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Hey folks! I noticed my passenger side axle boot is torn and when I went to buy the kit from toyota parts deal it says it doesn't fit for 0443828022 or the previous number. Any chance it's because mine is manual? I figured that part shouldn't matter but thought I'd check with the Oracle first...what say you oh learned ones?

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by djshimon View Post
    Hey folks! I noticed my passenger side axle boot is torn and when I went to buy the kit from toyota parts deal it says it doesn't fit for 0443828022 or the previous number. Any chance it's because mine is manual? I figured that part shouldn't matter but thought I'd check with the Oracle first...what say you oh learned ones?

    0443828022
    is the right boot kit. Says it is for the outers though.... Toyota brand is NOT CHEAP! like most things on these vans.

    Here it is on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/s?ref_=gar_pa...2%7D&k=cv+boot

    Also has them listed on Rock Auto: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...oint+boot,2284

    And Parts geek has the inner/ outer's too : https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19..._boot_kit.html
    Should be the SAME boot set for a 86-94 pick up though! Shafts prolly not the same, but boots look like a fit.
    Last edited by Flecker; 01-15-2019 at 04:18 PM.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Oh thanks Flecker! I have an outer but couldn't find an inner anywhere- but there it is so that's awesome that partsgeek has it.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Update on the boots. The aftermarket outer boot made by Beck Arnley that was busted fit but the aftermarket inner boot made by Empi from partsgeek did not fit although it arrived in an impressive ~24 hours from when I ordered it.
    If I were to do it again I'd probably go with Toyota because I couldn't find an aftermarket inner and Toyota boots(inner and outer) is ~$72 shipped and you know it'll fit. I don't believe anyone makes an aftermarket inner boot that fits the odd shape of our axles(Sorry I didn't take a picture).

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by djshimon View Post
    Update on the boots. The aftermarket outer boot made by Beck Arnley that was busted fit but the aftermarket inner boot made by Empi from partsgeek did not fit although it arrived in an impressive ~24 hours from when I ordered it.
    If I were to do it again I'd probably go with Toyota because I couldn't find an aftermarket inner and Toyota boots(inner and outer) is ~$72 shipped and you know it'll fit. I don't believe anyone makes an aftermarket inner boot that fits the odd shape of our axles(Sorry I didn't take a picture).

    Dang man... I'm sorry about the EMPI boot. Said it was for the inner??? To big? To small?

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Oh that's okay I'm just glad I didn't destroy the inner boot in the process of removal. It's just that it's a really weird shape -one side has three flat edges and 3 rounded edges and the boot attaches to that.-it's a ridiculous shape. Someone must have a picture of it. Or I'll draw it out?

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Quote Originally Posted by djshimon View Post
    Oh that's okay I'm just glad I didn't destroy the inner boot in the process of removal. It's just that it's a really weird shape -one side has three flat edges and 3 rounded edges and the boot attaches to that.-it's a ridiculous shape. Someone must have a picture of it. Or I'll draw it out?

    It's ok... I was under my Van all evening and got a good look at it. Ha ha...


    Just sucks that they didn't fit and you ordered them, but I know Parts Geek has an excellent return policy.... was hoping to find a decent, reasonably priced replacement. At least it's one of those items that aren't on the NLA list from Toyota.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    my Toyota dealer says he doesn't have any CVs (inner or outer) - based on previous thread comments it seems like PartsGeek Outers will work but not the EMpi inners...
    https://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/19..._boot_kit.html

    ...any intel on an aftermarket Inner CV boot source?

    OR - a link to the Toyota OEM part referenced for $72 above so I can help my dealer source it?


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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Did you try this at the dealer- 04438-28022? They say they don't fit anymore on all the toyota websites but I'd bring your vin# and ask the dealer to check.
    On Amazon it says it fits our(my sold 1987 van)
    https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-04438-.../dp/B00KTHTWR6
    At some point might have to try this https://spareto.com/products/kb-084-...et-drive-shaft but I'd try your dealer first.
    Pretty important part that needs to be figured out.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    ah nice . thanks for the part number -= I sent it along to him so am standing by.

    He says if I want their guys to clean/rebuild the existing axels, then I need to bring the new boots and it will be 8 hrs labour at $125.

    If I bring him rebuilt axels with boots it will be 5 hrs install.

    Either way pretty ugly stuff.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Is that 125$/hr!!! Say it ain't so. It's actually really quick to remove the axle- took about an hour, being slow. You just remove the wheel, then the hub (6 screws) then one big nut holding the axle in, then a circlip(forget the name).
    I think there's 6 bolts holding the inner too. Then pull out axle, outer first then inner.
    Rebuild (lots of cleaning is another hour, then reinstall. Maybe 3 hours total by a seasoned mechanic. You should read this whole thread if you haven't already, it's not that bad a job, albeit messy.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    yeah - Im right on the fence about doing it myself. No power tools and no garage keep any work like this pretty sporty.

    I had read thru the post and agree it seems pretty straightforward tho.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Probably takes a bit longer (i suppose i exaggerate sometimes) but definitely not 8 hours, that's ridiculous. I did have a friend/mechanic assist but he just agreed with what i was doing.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    The inner axle takes 2 wrenches, one to hold the bolt while the other loosens the nut. I marked everything with a punch for reinstallation.

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    Maybe there's an independent Toyota specialist around there who's less expensive? Don't let me talk you into anything you're uncertain about

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    I'll ask around for an alternate quote. If not reasonable I will tackle it myself using this thread with great detail. Thanks for the assist!

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    Re: Front axle boots disconnected and exposed & CV axle rebuild

    While I haven't done this on my van, I have on a 98 Mitsu Montero. Actually sounds like there are a lot things to remove on a Montero, this is a pretty easy job and not 8hrs. Just take your time and clean out the joint really well before repacking and sealing. If you are having a tough time finding boots that fit, take a measurement of both contact areas axle and flange as well as distance it has to span. You should be able to find a number of boots that will cross over for fitment. If this is your first time working with the metal bands that secure either end I would buy a couple extra just to have on hand, although I have just heavy duty zip ties in a pinch for temporary fitting. GL-Josh
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    Re: Front axle boots are disconnected and exposed

    Quote Originally Posted by User1 View Post
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    Where the CV joints attaches (6 bolts) to the diff, can you access the bolt to the stub axle by just removing the 6 bolts?

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