Created: October 8, 2019
Hey everybody. Today I’m gonna be showing you how to change a CV boot on your Rhino 2.0 Axle.
The first thing you’re gonna want to do is get your axle in a vice. We have a special vice tool here, but what you can do is just take a couple rags, wrap them around, then vice it up. That way it’s nice and secure so it doesn’t move on you.
Once you’ve done that I recommend putting on a pair of gloves because this CV grease is gonna get all over the place.
Then we’re gonna grab our TPE boot pliers. These can be purchased from SuperATV.com.
We’re gonna come in here and we’re gonna remove both of the band clamps off the inner and the outer. Go ahead and take your band off. Sometimes this little point right here will get bent down and you can’t get your tool on it very well, so you’ll just have to take a screwdriver on there, twist it, and it’ll pop apart just like that.
We’re gonna take the inner off as well, same process. Just take it, squeeze it together, and just take a screwdriver, stick it in there. Get it right over the top and that band’s off.
So now what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna grab our boot, slide it back. You just wanna slide it right up the shaft. Just wiggle it and it’ll scoot right back, just like that. Then you’re gonna want to plunge your axle out, just like this.
Then you’re gonna have somebody hold onto the CV. You’re gonna take two hammers and we’re gonna stick one of them right here on this inner cage. You’re gonna take your other hammer, just grab it, and hit it. It’ll come right off of there.
Now that we have our CV off, what we’re gonna do is, we’re gonna take a magnet and go down into the CV and fish around, just to make sure there’s no metal or anything down in there that could potentially cause the CV to lock up. Nothing came out. Just gonna go ahead and wipe our magnet back off. Then we’re gonna take our rag and wipe the rest of our axle off here.
Then we can go ahead and take our boot and just slide it right off. Then we’re just gonna take our pick and we’re gonna pull the snap ring that was on it off.
Grab our new boot, compare it with the one you got just to make sure that it’s the right one.
We’re just gonna go ahead and slide it on up. We’re gonna get our new snap ring, slide it right on there like that. Then get our grease bag out. We’re gonna pump some grease down into the CV, just like that. Just pack it in there. Then any residual grease that you got, put on the shaft, and put some up in the boot.
Once we have our grease packed in our CV as well as our boot, we’re gonna go ahead and reinstall the CV. You’ll just want to wiggle it around until you kinda feel it go up on there. Then you’re gonna take a rubber mallet, just hit it straight on. Just like that. And just make sure it’s on there nice and tight, make sure it ain’t gonna come off. This grease, just wipe it back on the shaft just like that.
At this point what you’re gonna want to do is clean this CV up really good. You don’t want any CV grease around where you’re sealing the boot. Make sure you get it good and clean. Then we’re going to take our boot, slide it right up into place. Make sure that the boot right here goes down past this little knob.
We’re gonna take our clamp loose (that’s provided in the kit) and we’re gonna slide it right up onto the boot here. Get it laid just like that. Then we’re gonna grab our boot band pliers. Make sure it’s good and lined up. And you’ll want to tighten it down to the tightest notch. We’re gonna do the same thing for the outside boot here.
You wanna get it started like that. Then you’re gonna take your boot band pliers, make sure it’s sealed up all the way around, and you’ll want to tighten it down as tight as you can get it. Just go around and make sure the gap’s even.
Now we’re just gonna wipe everything down, get it all nice and cleaned up. Now that we got them all cleaned up, all that’s left is to get them reinstalled in the machine and hit the trail.
That’s how super easy it is to install SuperATV’s boot kit on one of our Rhino 2.0 Axles. For more information on our boot kits or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427, or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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“Then we’re gonna grab our TPE boot pliers. These can be purchased from SuperATV.com.”
Really? Please provide a link to where they are on your site. I can’t 1) find them on your site and 2) can’t find any locally that work with your clamps.
So I am going to have to put my stock axle back in because I can’t find the tool you say is on your site. 🙁
Hey Dallas, thanks for tuning in! Unfortunately, we do not offer the pliers anymore. However, you should be able to find many options easily on Amazon. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Ear-Type-Crimping-Mercedes-Vehicles/dp/B00K0TOYJE