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Old 12-22-2014, 11:34 PM
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Too soon to tell but it is 12/22/2014 and the Dorman Boots are fine so far. Also I used Grease as the Lube.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:43 PM
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I used a cheap atf funnel (HF): to prep it i cut the lip off the big end, sanded smooth, and heated the center w make sure it wouldn't move any.
ith a propane torch to force it further onto the cv can. It distorted the shape of the funnel a little but it was still smooth and fit well.

For good leverage I took my bench vice and mounted it to a square of plywood and set the whole thing on the floor where I could stand on the plywood and push straight down with the axle in the vice. I did have the tie the bottom can off to the vice to make sure it wouldn't move any.
ny.

After struggling with pulling, pushing, grease on everything, and ripping a boot in frustration, the last two went so easy. Soaking the boot in really hot water (not quite boiling) was a huge help. The best thing I learned, though, was to not have greasy hands or oil/grease on the outside of the boot. Lubed up the cone with oil (I used a sponge) then cleaned my hands (or changed my vinyl gloves); Then got the boot out the hot water, shook the water off, set the boot on the lubed cone and pushed the boot down the cone with my hands only touching the clean outside of the boot (good grip using just open palms). Once enough of the boot went past the cone it was easy to grab and pull the rest of the way.

I used the 614-001 , but I'm also wondering if anyone has used the 614-003

Those are Dorman Numbers. I think there is a thread where someone used the 614-003 which is for vehicles with larger Diameters like SUVs and so on. I think the Rubber may also be slightly thicker.

What I can remember about it is they are also longer then the 614-001 Boots and there is more excess to trim off. The Author of the Thread said don't trim the excess off till the Boot is installed because He believed trimming it before hand cause a rip when he tried to stretch it over the Cone/ATF Funnel.

What I think is interesting is Dorman also makes the same sized Boots in Silicone. I am thinking those would never ever crack from age. But, they are more expensive and no one has ever used them so no one can say if they are more or less prone to rip during installation.
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Old 08-26-2018, 04:07 PM
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Bad news, while working on the rear trailing arm I saw that a Dorman Axle Boot I installed 6 years ago is cracking.

The rubber looks extremely dried out. Note that the car seldom gets driven more then 5000 miles per year but sits in the typical Mcaddam/Tar Mac Parking lot while my wife works. They get hot in the Southren CA Sun.

Since I was working on the Trailing arm I did not take the time to inspect all of the boots.
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Well, at least it lasted 6 years. If the boot looks otherwise OK, maybe try to remove the clamp, then glue a strip of neoprene around that end of the boot?
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:15 PM
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Well, at least it lasted 6 years. If the boot looks otherwise OK, maybe try to remove the clamp, then glue a strip of neoprene around that end of the boot?
Or clean good and coat with "Flex Seal".
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:41 PM
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I have used silicon sealant on a boot on a gasser that had a similar issue. What is nice about this one is it is nice and dry and easy to get at.

I didn not picture it but the boot had some cracking in the bellows are at the bottom of the bellows.
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