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Clicking noise when I turn, I am thinking CV joint. If so would it better to replace the half axle? How hard is it to replace the half shaft by myself?

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Your correct in your diagnoses!!! the driveaxle that is bad is easily replacable by the DIY person. if it were mine, id replace the entire driveaxle on that side...its only about 10 bucks more. buy the haynes manual for your car and in about 90 mins.....youll be done and save about 500-700 bucks that a shop will get ya for. that axle will cost at any chain auto parts store...about 150-250

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Just fix the CV joint. There is no need to replace the short shaft. They're pretty easy to do. Just remove the nuts on the holding clamp and remove the spiders and replavce them.

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