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CV axle grease

What type of grease do you need to repack the the CV joint at the front tire. I noticed some grease got out not sure how or how much but there is a little on my tire. I never done this before so any advise would be appreciated. And yes I did search.


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It uses a special grease, that usually only comes with a rebuild kit. The thinking is, you don't mess with it, unless you going to replace it or rebuild it. You'll just compromise the boot trying to add grease.

If the boot is in good shape and its just a little grease, just keep an eye on it, they can leak a little and still last for years more.

If the boot is torn or cracked, replace the boot with a special kit that might NOT work, or rebuild the axle.

I'm sure there are people that have added the grease, or fixed the boots and it worked, BUT, I'm NOT one of them, hopefully one of them will come along and give you the info your looking for.


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Do you know what comes in the rebuild kit. It might be worth doing it considering how hard I am on this jeep.


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The ball bearings, boots, all the plastic and rubber pieces. Seen the procedures briefly, it didn't look that difficult, but at the same time, I wouldn't be shocked if there is some need to use an arbor press and I know there is a special tool for the straps for the boots that is needed.

Like a lot of things, you can also buy the CV Shaft rebuilt for you.


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Ok cool man thanks, I might just buy a spare rebuilt one to carry with me then.


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Sal,

Rebuilding a C/V joint/boot is tantamont to hanging wallpaper with one hand in your pocket......One of the more frustrating jobs that one could tackle and more often than not, unsuccessful.

One of the members did buy a reman unit.....IMO it was dirt cheap.

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I thought I could just undo the boot put some fresh grease in there LOL. I'll have to see if I can find one I would like a spare to carry with me on the trail.


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Ran into a problem with my plan the CV axles are side specific so I would have to buy two of them to have a spare or get really lucky and guess which side will fail first LOL
http://www.jcwhitney.com/cv-drive-ax...=d17643y2007j1


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I need to replace my drivers side one. If I remember the replacement one was about $100 from Oreilly's.
The only reason I haven't done it yet is that there is a clip around the shaft where it goes into the diff and I wasn't sure if I had to pull the cover off the diff or not.

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No you shouldn't have to I glanced over the SM today and pulling the diff apart was not part of it. Don posted the instructions somewhere here I saw it today now I cant find it.


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