Driveshafts Reassembly (cont'd)


  1. Thread the free end of the band through the nose section of the commercially available boot band tool KD-3191 or equivalent (A), and into the slot on the winding mandrel (B).

  1. Place a wrench on the winding mandrel of the boot band tool, and tighten the band until the marked spot (C) on the band meets the edge of the clip.
  1. Lift up the boot band tool to bend the free end of the band 90° to the clip. Centre-punch the clip, then fold over the remaining tail onto the clip.

  1. Unwind the boot band tool, and cut off the excess free end of the band to leave a 5 - 10 mm (0.2 - 0.4 in.) tail protruding from the clip.

  1. Bend the band end (A) by tapping it down with a hammer.


  • Make sure the band and clip do not interfere with anything and the band does not move.
  • Remove any grease remaining on the surrounding surfaces

  1. Repeat steps 9 through 16 for the band on the other end of the boot.