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Boot is torn, makin noise, clicking when i turn

I am wanting to replace my right half axle. how hard and long is this going to take? i have never done repairs before.thanks

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Take it to a pro it is beyond the abilities of someone who never worked on a car before you need some very specialized tools plus you will be working around the brakes

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