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Need to replace the rear driveshaft 2005 sorento

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It's pretty simple. first chock the wheels then use a 14mm swivel socket and remove the 4 bolts from the transfer case and then the 4 bolts from the pinion of the rear end. then useing a prybar and a hammer tap the shaft from its 2 locations. then to install just do this in reverse order.

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