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Click the link below and save the info. Some times you can disconnect the ball joint and swing the whole assemble out far enough to get the axle out of the hub it is a matter of personal preference.
The abs sensor does not need to come out. They are normally frozen in any way. The detection ring on the axle will clear the sensor tip. Just be careful on the wire if you start to maneuver the hub assembly around so you do not stretch and break the wire.
If the boots are broken open the joint needs washed out with parts solvent or gasoline just use caution. Blow the joint dry. If the boot is not broken open you can just wipe the old grease out with a clean rag and use the new grease in the boot kit. Any way you do it this is a messy job.