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How do you replace the front axle bolt? - 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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The axle has to come out if its the inside boot. or they have split boots this way axle does not need to come off, just replace on car. they are not that great, but it may work for a while. what do you mean by bolt! I thought you meant axle boots. are you talking the threads were the nut is to tighten to hub. if so there is no good fix, you just have to replace axle on that side, hope this helps,

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