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Split Drivers Side constant velocity gaiter

I'd like to know how to replace this myself. I'm reasonably handy and have basic tools.

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You will need to remove the caliper and rotor, remove the bolts on the backside of the bearing hub and the axle nut in the canter of the hub. Once the hub has been removed, pull the axle through the hole where the hub was. Install is reverse of that. Best if you remove the axle nut before you begin. It is very tight and generally requires that you use a breaker bar and pipe on handle to get it free. (about 175 foot pounds torque)
Any problems along the way, just ask.
good luck

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