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At the base of the knob there may be a small silver collar that you can screw down the shaft a fraction. It is normally a lock nut that holds the position of the knob and stops it from turning.

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Yes u do if u use a factory boot, but there is a special split boot in the aftermarket that lets you do it with the axle in place, call a large parts store and see if they make them for your application.

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you are right the joint is worn out and its an easy fix.

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