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Old 02-28-2009, 11:49 PM
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my cv boots are without clamps (newly bought atv). cannot find clips anywhere... any ways you can think to secure the boot to the wheel housing on a 2002 325 xpedition?
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:43 AM
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Should have clamps that take earless pliers to remove, have heard of people using ty-wraps in a pinch, dont know how well they will hold, is the grease coming out of boots? If so you need to put grease in them then re-seal.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:05 AM
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autozone has some "emergency" cv boot clamps. dont know how well they work but could come in usefull in a pinch
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:07 AM
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I used a zip tie while out on the trail one time. If you have the thicker, heavy duty ones it worked for me. They dont have any pressure on them they are just holding the boot tight so I think it would work for a quick fix. The farm store also sells metal zip ties, however they dont seem to hold up as well as the regular plastic ones.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:49 PM
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I carry a couple of HD stainless hose clamps but haven't haven't had to use them yet.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:52 PM
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I have used the black zip ties before and they worked good, Just make sure they are in the groove where the Clamp should be.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:35 PM
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just try to stay out of the mud and water if you dont have the regual clamps as they need to be tight to keep out the crap. if it gets in there make sure you clean it out good and regrease it.
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