How to Install a Toyota Tercel CV Boot
The CV joint, or constant velocity joint, on a Toyota Tercel is protected by a rubber covering known as a CV boot. The boot protects the CV joint from dirt, grit and other road debris that would degrade the joint's function and eventually cause failure. Replacing the CV boot requires removing the entire drive shaft from the Tercel using specialized tools. However, there is a part called a split boot that can be attached over the CV joint that requires no special tools.
- Split boot kit for a Toyota Tercel
Jack up the front of the Tercel on the side where the CV boot will be replaced. Place jack stands beneath the frame.
Remove the remnants of the old boot, if applicable.
Clean the CV joint thoroughly with a rag. Remove any particles of dirt or road grime.
Grease the CV joint with the supplied grease from the split boot kit. Cover the joint liberally.
Wrap one half of the split boot around the CV joint. Apply the included adhesive to the edge where the other half will join. Wrap the other half of the boot around the CV joint until both halves come together. Press them into place so that the adhesive makes complete and solid contact.
Clamp the upper portion of the boot onto the back of the hub. Clamp the lower portion onto the drive shaft covering. If the clamps supplied are hose clamps, you will need a screwdriver to tighten them. If the clamps are zip-ties, merely thread them together and pull them tight.
Allow the adhesive to dry for a minimum of 60 minutes before driving.