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logray

'87 911SC CV Boot Question

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Concerning the replacement of an inner (nearest transmission) CV boot on a 1987 911.
For clarity, inner refers to the joint nearest the trans while outer refers to the joint nearest the wheel/stub axle.
I'm a little confused as to the procedure and also which boots are replaceable, one comment from Nick @ pelican 101 projects article states the outer boot is not available, but then the article contradicts itself earlier when it says the inner CV joint is integrated and not available separately but then in the picture of the axle it says the outer.
From the article:, I believe the following statement is incorrect.
"...The inner CV joints are an integrated part of the stub axle, and are not available separately..."
From the top picture of the complete axle: This sounds correct to me:
"...the outer CV joint is not available separately, but must be purchased as a complete axle. This is because the [outer] joint is integrated into the stub axle and cannot be separated..."
From the comments: This sounds correct to me:
"...I believe the article says the outer boot is not available because it is attached to the entire shaft. The whole axle should be replaced at this point. - Nick at Pelican Parts..."
Also, I found this on the CV boot parts section of the pelican site here: Porsche 911 & Carrera Axles & Bearings - Page 1
"...CV Boot cracked or leaking? Replace it with a new one and keep dirt, debris and small animals out of your CV joints! The replacement process is the same as if you were removing an entire CV joint. In fact, you need to remove the joint in order to replace the boot..."
Thanks in advance
Edited by logray

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