I need to repair both CV boots (or just replace the axles) on my '96 Odyssey. I looked at what it would take to get to the boots and/or axles and it looks like pretty much every thing attached to the steering knuckle has to come off (including the coil/strut). Is this correct? I've replaced axles on cars before, but I want to know whether this is one that is worth the hassle or better left to a shop.
1. Has anyone replaced front axles or CV Boots themselves who could give me some advice?
2. Should I get a manual for this? If so, which one (factory, chilton, etc)?