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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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RCV boots keep popping loose....

So every time I wheel my RCV boots pop loose and work their way down to the C. Needless to say, I'd rather not have a CV full of dusty grease.

When I installed them no tool was provided in the package; I just kind of wrestled them into place (or so I thought). No instructions either, so no pictures for reference. They wouldn't budge any further over the end of the bell. Apparently I'm not getting them on all the way.

How far over do they go, and how are you guys getting them on all the way?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 08:26 AM
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The install tool was included in my set. Why not call RCV and let them know whats happening. I'm sure they'll square you away. Once the boot goes on I don't see it coming off, or at least not easily or in one piece.

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The install tool was included in my set. Why not call RCV and let them know whats happening. I'm sure they'll square you away. Once the boot goes on I don't see it coming off, or at least not easily or in one piece.

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True that! they're pretty hard to pop off, call RCV, they'll hook you up.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-19-2010, 09:40 AM
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I had a bit of an air lock on one of mine. I would push it over the CV and it would want to back off again and I could tell there was air in there pushing it back off. I used the install tool to push it on and then used a really small screw driver to lift the back edge of the boot as I was pushing. I heard all the air come out and I never had a problem since then. Check it out and see if this is the problem.
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Tool that came with didn't work for shit with me. I used a long screwdriver to lever the boot over. You can tell when it seats it will sorta 'pop' into place. Just be careful not to screw up the boot.

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Thanks guys, I'll try the screwdriver trick and call RCV also. Just so happens mine didn't come with an install tool, so using that obviously isn't an option. Didn't come with replacement unit bearing bolts like a lot of the write-ups show either....oh well, at least I got the important parts!

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