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Re: How hard is to change a front CV boot cover?
I've done it on an S10, never a full-size, but its probably similar.
You need a huge socket for the hub nut, and may have to pull the tie-rod end. To change the boot, you have to disassemble the CV joint. Its not real hard, but if you've never done it, it can be intimidating.
For my S10, I always just bought a new rebuilt shaft with joints attached.
You can also buy a split boot, that you can put on with the shaft on the truck. They don't last long, but will make do in a pinch.
Hope this helps.