why always off the
road when the sun
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: No man's land on the Welsh/Shrophire/Cheshire borders
Never got on with the split boots to well, my old 156 JTD used to eat them.
Changed my GTV inner boots from the outside, with the shaft still attached as I couldn't budge the hex bolts. Started by removing the outer boot, dig around in the grease inside the CV joint to find the circlip that holds the driveshaft in the CV joint (there are threads on here showing images of this, easier with the struts off I remember so the hub can swing out the way), separate the driveshaft and CV joint and remove both boots, clean up the shaft and refit the boots (inner one first clearly).