i always do it by leaving the CV axle in the hub. if you break the snap ring, they are a dealer item only so i try not to remove them unless i have to....by over extending the cv axle i mean, if you pull the knuckle off and the cv axle gets hung up on the housing or whatever, you can "stretch" the cv axle enough so the bearings will fall off of the rosebud inside the boot, and you will either have to replace the CV axle or take the boots off, repair, re grease and re boot them.
2003 F-150 RC/SB 4x4
1978 Fairmont Futura
Originally Posted by StxDangerRanger
You must not know.
the first interior picture Justin usually takes, is one of him cleaning it.