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jag
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« on: March 30, 2009, 02:52:59 pm »

Hi to all , I have discovered that the tie wrap that I mentioned about a year ago hasn't done the job in keeping the cv boot secure. I have replaced it numerous time during the last year or so. I think what is happening is that is slips off whilst the car is being steered around corners and then slips back on once the steering is straightened up. I really need to find a transmission place where they can put the metal band around the boot. I have tried but can't get enough tension and it just starts to turn.
Also does anybody know of any cheap independent renault specialists who would  replace my timing belt as it overdue and I don't even want to think about the dire consequences if it was to break off.Any ideas would be most welcome.  Regards Jag
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 10:18:39 pm »

Hi to all , I have discovered that the tie wrap that I mentioned about a year ago hasn't done the job in keeping the cv boot secure. I have replaced it numerous time during the last year or so. I think what is happening is that is slips off whilst the car is being steered around corners and then slips back on once the steering is straightened up. I really need to find a transmission place where they can put the metal band around the boot. I have tried but can't get enough tension and it just starts to turn.

Can you get the metal band on it's own?  Normally these only come in a boot kit, so the first thing is to find if anyone can supply one.  Then you need the special pliers to fit it.  I can tell you now that I have tried several ways to to do it without and they are a waste of time and effort.  As so often, it is really easy with the correct tool.

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Also does anybody know of any cheap independent Renault specialists who would replace my timing belt as it overdue and I don't even want to think about the dire consequences if it was to break off. Any ideas would be most welcome.  Regards Jag

I don't know anyone in that area, and since the job again requires special tools, I don't do these types of jobs myself.  The best people are often the Renault mechanics.  Lots of mechanics do private jobs to supplement their income, so one of them might do this for you.  You just need to make a contact...  Otherwise have you asked an independent garage what they would charge?

Roy
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Martin Tyas
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 08:39:44 pm »

Renault can supply the bands separately... I had some a couple of years ago.
The CV boot kits come complete with gaiter, inner small and outer large band plus a grease sachet at about £14 from memory.

Transmission and clutch specialists are splitting and refitting drive shafts daily and usually have a crimping tool so worth trying one locally

As Roy mentioned the Renault dealer mechanics often do "homers"... and that's not as in Simpson... but jobs at home. Unless you can get to speak to one directly none of the service office staff are likley to provide a contact as they would feel as though they were giving away service work that should come through the dealership workshop. However, to circumvent the service office you may just try asking the parts guys at the Renault dealership because they know which of the workshop staff do weekend work from the parts they buy internally.... and the parts guys don't have anything to lose because they still sell the parts but not at cost (or cost plus a small margin depending how the dealership is structured and how they treat each cost centre) as they do to the worshop.

Martin
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 12:23:40 am »

Hi to all , I have discovered that the tie wrap that I mentioned about a year ago hasn't done the job in keeping the cv boot secure. I have replaced it numerous time during the last year or so. I think what is happening is that is slips off whilst the car is being steered around corners and then slips back on once the steering is straightened up. I really need to find a transmission place where they can put the metal band around the boot. I have tried but can't get enough tension and it just starts to turn.
Also does anybody know of any cheap independent renault specialists who would  replace my timing belt as it overdue and I don't even want to think about the dire consequences if it was to break off.Any ideas would be most welcome.  Regards Jag


Hi, I had a similar isue with the CV boot straps on my Espace oonly a 6 months ago. Both straps broke on a long motoray journey - grease everywhere!!!

Cleaned it all up, re-greasedthe inside of the boots and just bought some very large but quite thin metal hoseclamps and fitted them. Its fine now, BUT you have to make sure that you use brake cleaner to get rid of all the grease on the outer part of the joint near the wheel, where the clamp sits, or it'll just work loose again. There is kind of a 10-12mm wide semi sunken chanel in the outer section, that the boot sites in and when you tighten a new metal strap, or in my case hoseclamp, it needs to fit tightly and not be covered in grease.

Done 12000 miles since, no issues. Took me a while to find some narrow enough and large enough diameter metal hoseclips, but they are out there - I went to an industrial engineering firm who sell them for clamping ducting together. Also, make sure you snip off any excess of the clamp once you've screwed them up tight, so as to avoid any chance of wheel wobble.  I can't image tie-wraps being anything like robust enough for a job like this?
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