I was thinking of a turnbuckle style tool that would land on each inner star evenly and press outward. Hammering is for the birdsAnyone other than BRP make that tool to remove a cv? shoe
I agree 100% if I had any advice for HandyManDan it would be to strike the inner star evenly (using some kind of half moon shape punch) and hit it as hard as you possibly can the first time. It took me 20 swings before I made the tool and by then it was too lateThe dealer gave you an estimated time considering the CV joint comes off without much trouble . If you ask Play-Doh he will tell you different ! My suggestion to him if he hasn't allready is to pull the inner axle out of the differential so he can hole the center axle in a vise. Holding the center piece in a vise will transfer all the energy from the hammer directly to the piece he is trying to get off . Still don't have to mess with the inner boot but will loose a little gear oil out of the diff.