Easier to replace the axle and not the boot
I would just replace the axle
1.Raise and support vehicle. Remove tire and wheel assembly.
2.Disconnect tie rod from knuckle.
3.Insert a drift into the rotor and against the caliper in order to prevent the rotor from turning
. Remove the axle shaft nut. Remove the stabilizer link.
NOTE: Be sure that the wheel speed sensor wiring harness is repositioned away from the ball joint after disconnecting the electrical connector from the sensor.
4.Disconnect the electrical connector from the wheel speed sensor and reposition the wiring harness away from the ball joint. Remove the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
5.Use the hub spindle remover in order to remove the hub and the bearing and support the axle shaft.
NOTE: Be sure to bottom out the threads as much as possible while assembling the slide hammer, the axle shaft puller and the axle shaft remover extension.
6.Assemble the slide hammer, the axle shaft puller and the axle shaft remover extension. Using the slide hammer, the axle shaft puller and the axle shaft remover extension, disengage the axle shaft from the transaxle. Remove the axle shaft from the vehicle.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 5:02 PM