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cv axle replacemant

ok so i broke my cv the other day it had been clicking for awhile well i didnt figure on the fact it would grind while in 2wd on the road now im trying to figure out how to replace it asap someone told me you have to remove the torsion bar is that true? me and my buddy did one on his tacoma i remember it being a pita but never have i done one on a ranger
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i just unbolted the top of the spindle from the upper control arm,it was pretty easy that way
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You dont have to touch the t-bars,takes about 1hr to change if its your first time.
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remove the spindle from the upper control arm and the tie rod end and they squeeze in and out
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Lift front end of truck, support with jack stands.
Remove wheel/tire.
Remove axle nut.
Remove brake caliper/disc.
Remove upper ball joint pinch bolt, separate knuckle from control arm.
Remove outer tie-rod end nut and separate from knuckle.
Pull knuckle outward and remove the axle from the knuckle.
Use a pry bar to separate the inner CV joint from the differential, it is a spring loaded friction clip type deal, it will just pop out.
Catch any dripping oil.
Install new axle in reverse, loc-tite caliper bolts and top off differential oil if needed.
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thanks yall sounds close to how the tacoma was
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