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Do i need a special socket to remove the front rotors from the axle?

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    I need the same advice. I need to replace a outer cv boot. Do i need special tools for removing the rotor and remove the cv joint for service



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You need a 54 millimeter socket to remove the 2 wheel bearing locknuts, which are visible after you remove the lockin/lockout hub assembly.

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