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Old 08-01-2013, 05:12 AM
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1985 300D Rear Axle Boot Kit?

I'm familiar with the removal of the rear axles, but how does one dismantle the axles in order to install the new boots?

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:18 AM
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It can be done, but with some difficulty. I did one of my axles on my signature car using a very substantial puller to remove the spider. A three-ton arbor press (assisted with a hammer) reinstalled it. However, the difficulty comes in crimping the new can. I almost had it, then discovered the quad ring had slipped out of place. I then did what I should have done in the first place- I sent my axles to CVJ for rebooting and got the same axles back, so I know they would fit OK. I switched them L to R to wear the other side of the components and they work fine.

Failing that, another member here, I believe it's VStech, sells good used axles- a much better choice than a cheap "offshored" reman.

If you want to play, I still have one boot kit for one axle available. This is the real deal, not a flex boot, and it includes the lube. PM me if you're interested.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:17 PM
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another choice is ordering boots from astoria Flexx 3001's and renting the boot gun, and changing the boots WITHOUT removing the axles from the car!
you can also remove the axles, and clean them out properly, and install them on opposite sides from originally installed to increase their service life.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:34 PM
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This thread is a good one on rebuilding the Annular style axle.
Pg 2 Azitizz has a good DIY.

W123 "Annular" Style Axle Rebuild

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Old 08-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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I think everything you need to know is in the DIY section:
DIY section:
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PeachPartsWiki: Do It Yourself Articles - Mercedes Vehicles
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:50 PM
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No need to take the short shaft apart, you can use the "long funnel" method. Get a tappered long funnel from a local Wal Mart and slip it over the shaft. Cut the excess portion of the funnel compared to the dia of the shaft. The key point is to submerged the boot in hot water and lube the funnel with oil.

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