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I just watched a video on replacing the driver's side CV axle and they removed the strut.
My question is, do you REALLY need to remove the strut to do the job?
 

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Out of curiosity, why are you replacing your axle?

On this style of truck I have done it both ways. It is MUCH easier to remove the strut...of course that is because I was replacing struts at the same time...
 

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Same as @SrpRacing when NOT replacing struts. Reassembly is mainly just making sure everything is lined up before you torque back down.
 

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Out of curiosity, why are you replacing your axle?

On this style of truck I have done it both ways. It is MUCH easier to remove the strut...of course that is because I was replacing struts at the same time...
I ripped it replacing the sway bar end links. Rust + broken socket wrench turned it into a 2.5hr job.
It's at 142k now, figured there's no sense in putting a boot on something that's going to need replacement soon anyway.
 

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@Justinjs understandable!

My driver side front end pops and creaks sometimes when backing or slowly moving forward in a turn. I have IWE eliminators to go in, just have to do it.
 
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