From: jim beam on 9 Aug 2010 21:19
on the one hand, i should commend whoever did this for replacing the
boot and not wastefully replacing the whole shaft. on the other, they
shouldn't smoke too much weed while doing it.
they forgot to remove the hose clamp. needless to say, the joint didn't
nomina rutrum rutrum
From: cuhulin on 9 Aug 2010 22:47
How about the one where a mechanic installed an old spark plug for an
oil drain plug?
From: m6onz5a on 10 Aug 2010 05:04
On Aug 9, 9:19 pm, jim beam <m...(a)privacy.net> wrote:
> on the one hand, i should commend whoever did this for replacing the
> boot and not wastefully replacing the whole shaft. on the other, they
> shouldn't smoke too much weed while doing it.
> they forgot to remove the hose clamp. needless to say, the joint didn't
> last long.
> nomina rutrum rutrum
If the boot was split before that stoner put a new one on it's still a
waste of time. The whole joint or axle needs replacing..
What's a hose clamp doing there anyways????
From: cuhulin on 10 Aug 2010 08:32
A new idea for a tin foil hat, with a spark plug on it.
From: C. E. White on 10 Aug 2010 08:58
"m6onz5a" <corvair(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
> What's a hose clamp doing there anyways????
They used the hose clamp to compress the clip (snap) ring on the
transmission end of the axle shaft. I suppose the theory is that this makes
it easier to plug the axle back into the transmission. You compress the clip
ring using the clamp. As you slide the axle shaft back into the
transmission, the clamp slides down the splines as the snap ring moves into
the transmission gears and eventually "snaps out" to retain the axle. I've
only done a few axles but never needed to do anything like this. Usually the
axles can be bumped back into the transmission without an aide like this.
I've never actually had to do the CV joints on a Honda, so maybe this is a
Honda specific trick.