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Old 07-18-2001, 12:40 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
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I have been putting boots on MB axles for years (about 20). All in takes is the proper tools (I think they were about $1500 when I bought them 20 years ago). The most important piece nas gotten cheaper through the years.

The problem is that I charge $102 labor for cutting one can disassembling the C/V joint, replacing two boots and recrimpimg the one can. It will require opening at least one can to get to the C/V for removal. (the V8 inner can can not be recrimped so the boots are done through the outer C/V; which is the same) This amount is almost more than the cheap axle places just for the labor so we don't do them much anymore.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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