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Over achieva cv joint replacement

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We are getting ready to replace a passenger front axle due to shelled out cv joint, wondering if there are any model specific problems that folks like us run into. We are mechanically savy (amateurs) and currently searching for a tie rod end puller and a socket set for spindle nuts. I'm wondering specifically if there will be any need to apply cutting torches or grinders. Thanks for your time.

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