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Rear axle, cv boot replacement

Iím replacing the starter in my Ď92 C4, & noticed a torn CV boot. I have the inner side of axle removed but am getting conflicting info on whether or not I need to remove the outside axle nut, or is there a c-clip somewhere in the grease of the outer joint. Iíve looked for c-clip but have not found. I would like to know before buying new nut & torque wrench that is needed for 339ft/lbs .
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The big castelated nut has to come off in order to pull the axle out. Heat helps, plus a long steel tube over your breaker bar. Or an air impact if you have access. I usually remove the lower shock bolt (also a lot of torque) too. This allows the control arm to drop lower and gives more room to maneuver the axle out. Disassembling the axle to replace the boots is a whole other pain. Not a fun job!

Ps- No reason to buy a giant torque wrench. Just use a pipe of length 339/your weight and stand on it.

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Ps- No reason to buy a giant torque wrench. Just use a pipe of length 339/your weight and stand on it.
The Hillbilly torque wrench mentioned, requires a known dimensional position mark on the pipe from the head of the wrench.

Renting a torque wrench would be preferable when retorquing the nut
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The Hillbilly torque wrench mentioned, requires a known dimensional position mark on the pipe from the head of the wrench.
Bumping a month old thread to call simple physics a hillbilly method? Interesting. If you canít measure the distance from your hand on the pipe to the center of the socket, then I concede Iíve never had an axle nut loosen. How accurate do you think that your rented torque wrench is going to be?
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