C900 Drivetrain Replacement
The CV-Joint is a little bit easier to replace since you don't have to worry about shattering it into a million pieces like the tripod bearing!
Remove the old joint and boot by spreading the C-Clip and pulling the axle out of the joint.
Clean the shaft and grooves with some brake cleaner and slide the new boot up the shaft.
Be sure to remove all dirt. It can get ground up in the new joint and ruin it really fast!
On the new joint, position the C-Clip as shown above if it isn't already there.
You should have received a tube of axle grease with the new CV-Joint.
If you didn't, you will need some. Choose your brand, but make sure it was made for CV-Joints.
Put some of the grease down into the center of the new joint before you put it onto the shaft.
Then, tap the joint onto the shaft until the C-Clip snaps into its slot.
Take the shaft out of the vice and hold it upright with the CV-Joint side down.
Fill in the ball bearings of the joint with more grease and work it into the joint by rotating the shaft around.
Work the joint itself to help circulate the grease into the bearings.
Use all of the grease on the bearing even if you have to cut the tube open.
You want it to look similar to how it looked on the old bearing.
When that's done, slide the boot up over the CV-Joint and clamp it to prevent any dirt from getting into it.