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I need new axle boots on my 2nd Gen and I wanna know if this could be a DIY or call a mechanic. I think its best to just change the entire axle and the boots it only makes sense. Was it a hard job for one person to do or what ? Thanks Durango Fam.

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I've changed a number of boots on GMC C/V's. Difficult? Not technically. However, extremely messy and you do have to follow a process. You also need spare clamping bands and a banding tool. ( they are cheap ). A few key points. Get proper C/V grease. Make sure where you clamp the boot on is super clean. Trying to band a boot onto a grease covered surface gives a high failure rate, they just slide off. Also if you are changing the boot because the old one has a hole in it that gives you a very high probability that grit has gotten into the C/V. That has to be 100% cleaned out and regreased. Bottom line, can you do it at home? Yes. But do you really want to? Bolting on remains is just so much easier. :)
 

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thanks old bear
 

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Changing out the axle assemblies is the way to go. You can do it yourself, and save some major bucks. Out of curiosity, is it the outer or inner boots? I ask because both outer boots on my 04 disintegrated at 54K and were thankfully replaced under the 7/70 powertrain warranty.

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the inner Don
 

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Replace entire assemblies You will not regret it
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