Edit: Here's a great writeup on it: http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146572
I just replaced both CV Axles on mine. Paid 189/ea for parts from the dealership. Aftermarket, not OEM, not remanf.
Those docs will help you with removal, if you want to re-boot, or just swap out.
- Get a cheater bar!! You'll need it to get some bolts loose.
- get a qt of fluid
- Remove tire, brakes, rotors
- remove dust cover (pound around it with a screwdriver, try not to bend it)
- Remove pin from axle nut cover (get a new one) and axle hub nut (need a 35mm axle nut socket
- remove tie rod with the tie rod tool (you'll need this, trust me)
- Remove speed sensor (not needed, helps get around things)
- remove (2) bolts from lower control arm (easy)
- now, hit the end of the cv axle with a hammer to break it loose while pulling on your hub assembly
- have a friend help
- Do not remove the tiny arm that connects your hub assembly to your upper control arm. I did this, now it won't tighten back on, then the boot broke. It makes it easier to remove this, but, don't.
Pull your CV Axle out
--- Since your boot is broken, it'll pop right out of the boot, this makes life easier, as you can then crawl under the truck with a prybar and pry the remaining end of the CV Axle out of the truck, pop, and it comes out
----- Some fluid will leak, that's okay
-- Pop in the new CV axle
-- Have a friend help get the new cv axle into the hub assembly. This is a PITA.
---- Make sure your small round seal doesn't come out with the old one, it fits into your hub assembly against the cv axle (don't have a photo, sorry).