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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default CV Boot Band Tool?

Anyone seen this on a shelf in the midland area? I tried to order one with some misc parts from autozone, but it told me they no longer sold that item...

I'm having a hard enough time finding the cv boot bands, and they don't even require the tool.... much less the tool to use the bands I have..

so far all the "autoparts" stores either only have it in a $130 kit, or offer me cheap zip ties or worm drives as the 'closest thing' they have in stock....


just curious before I pay $12 shipping on a $6 tool from rock auto, and wait another 4 days to get this trashed kia out of my garage..
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Ummm..............

http://www.google.com/search?q=CV+bo...w=1366&bih=589
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Find you local Autovalue, KD tool part number is 3955, In stock in the Tool warehouse in flint, should be a next day item if they don't stock it. Price should be in the $32-37 range.
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just curious before I pay $12 shipping on a $6 tool from rock auto, and wait another 4 days to get this trashed kia out of my garage..

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Find you local Autovalue, KD tool part number is 3955, In stock in the Tool warehouse in flint, should be a next day item if they don't stock it. Price should be in the $32-37 range.
Thanks a ton, I'll check it out tomorrow morning.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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i got a pair of side cutters that i had dulled with a grinder.. works well.... and was free... im sure you have a cheap chinese pair somewhere...
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i got a pair of side cutters that i had dulled with a grinder.. works well.... and was free... im sure you have a cheap chinese pair somewhere...
Same method here too, a pair with longer handles is better giving you more leverage.
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A new CV axle for that Kia is pretty inexpensive, you might be better off going that route

Advance Auto carries them for $70 new or $60 remanufactured with exchange.

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i got a pair of side cutters that i had dulled with a grinder.. works well.... and was free... im sure you have a cheap chinese pair somewhere...
The only bands I can find are the earless style that need to have tension put on them while you fasten the tabs down....I'd love to find a set of fitting one ear designs..

this is the style in question...


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A new CV axle for that Kia is pretty inexpensive, you might be better off going that route

Advance Auto carries them for $70 new or $60 remanufactured with exchange.
This was supposed to be a brake job that I was paying for her car because she ran it to metal on metal, and I've already replaced rotors/pads and a balljoint plus the boots. One boot was torn and the other side was a mile or two from being torn, 2 $10 boots is cheaper than $140 when I'm spending my own $. Thanks though, It would definately make my life EASIER
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GOT IT....
Finally autozone got a box of the tool-less fully adjustable clamps in stock....got it tightened down and almost done....thanks anyways!

just need the last boot and brake hardware to get here faster...
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did you ever try grainger?

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset
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I've always just used hose clamps. If there is enough clearance for the screw to rotate your golden. Primitive I know but I have never had one come off, and cheap easy fix.
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If the boot is ripped I would just buy a new axle, they are cheap! You can cobble job the old one but it probably already has wear due to lack of grease and not to mention shit that might have got inside like sand or mud.
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Never heard of it, will next time!

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I've always just used hose clamps. If there is enough clearance for the screw to rotate your golden. Primitive I know but I have never had one come off, and cheap easy fix.
On the torn boot side I used hose clamps on the small, and could have on the entire passenger side. There was not enough clearance where I really needed it (driver side inner was virtually inaccessible to get the boot on, because of the sub-frame design, and shaft design.

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If the boot is ripped I would just buy a new axle, they are cheap! You can cobble job the old one but it probably already has wear due to lack of grease and not to mention shit that might have got inside like sand or mud.
Not my car, and I was footing the bill w/o compensation for parts or labor. I had a dorman uniboot on my shelf, and used it instead of a $75 cv shaft. Other side I ordered a $9 OEM boot because the boot wasn't ripped. Secondly, with the design of the shaft, I could not remove the entire shaft (only to the 'tripod' on inner cv joint) as my jack stands couldn't go high enough to allow me to use my crow bar to pry it off the trans axle.

I mostly just wanted it out of my garage!

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DO NOT buy dorman cv boots...after getting the 'uniboot' on (which cost $27!! OEM was $9 from same company) and putting brakes on, I noticed a small bubble of boot grease on the rim (right along the side of the clamp). Turns out there was a pin hole on the molding seam. I wasn't about to take it all apart again because of that....cleaned it up and put some rtv on it, held up so far...anyways
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