2005 Cadillac XLR: TechLink Article: Drive Axle Boot Pliers
New drive axle boot pliersCH-48894 have been released for these vehicles:
2005 Cadillac XLR
2005-08 Corvette, Equinox, Impala, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, Torrent
2006-08 HHR, Hummer H3
2007 Acadia, Outlook, VUE, Rainier, Enclave
This tool is required to properly service Oetiker low-profile drive axle boot clamps.
The double-fulcrum design of CH-48894 accommodates one-handed operation and
the working end is designed to properly interface the Oetiker low-profile clamps without damaging the clamps . Attempts to service the low-profile drive axle clamps
without this tool may result in component damage and/or increased labor time.
Applicable SI procedures are being revised to refer to this tool.