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Axles i am trying to change the axles on my vibe but the abs joint from the ond axles is jammed. How do i remove that so i can install my new axles??

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I am trying to take the lower control arm on the passenger side of a 98 transport. The lower ball joint is being stubborn. I tried ball joint remover tool and not much room to work with and still dont


Lower Control Arm

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The lower control arm is a two-piece welded unit with a riveted ball joint. A conventional rubber bushing is used for the rear lower control arm pivot. The front lower control arm bushing is mounted vertically.


REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Some special tools are required to perform this operation including, a front hub spindle removal tool and a suitable ball joint separator tool.

WARNING Do not hammer or pry ball joint from knuckle. Failure to use recommended tools may cause damage to the ball joint and seal.
See Figure 1


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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the control arm-to-frame mounting

  1. Raise the vehicle and suitably support by the frame allowing the control arms to hang free.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the steering gear outer tie rod from the steering knuckle.
  4. Remove the stabilizer shaft link from the control arm.
  5. Remove the front drive axle shaft nut and washer.
  6. Use a suitable front hub spindle removal tool to Push the axle splines back out of the front wheel drive shaft bearing.
  7. Remove the drive axle from the transaxle.

Drive axle joint seal protectors should be used anytime service is performed on or near the drive axles. Failure to observe this could result in joint or seal failure.
  1. Place a modified inner drive joint seal protector on the drive axle joints.
  2. If equipped, remove the ABS wheel speed sensor jumper harness.
  3. Remove and discard the cotter pin, then loosen the nut from the ball stud.
  4. Remove the pinch bolt and the control arm mounting bolts, then remove the control arm from the vehicle.

Apr 20, 2013 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Replacement instruction and diagram on a front wheel bearing for a pontic vibe 2004


The bearing is pressed into the knuckle. You will need to bring the knuckle to a machine shop or repair shop to have it pressed out and the new one pressed in. To remove the knuckle first remove the axle nut from the axle. Unbolt the caliper and bracket. Remove the rotor. Remove the outer tie rod from the knuckle. Seperate the lower ball joint from the knuckle. Unplug the abs harness if equipped. Remove the bolts that secure the strut to the knuckle. Finally remove the knuckle from the vehicle. When you reinstall everything it is vitally important the torque the axle nut to the proper spec. Failure to do so will result in the premature failure of the new wheel bearing. I would also advise getting a quality wheel bearing from a reputable manufacture. SKF is a well known and trusted brand.

Jan 14, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Need to replace 2003 corola front wheel bearings. need step by step instruction please


Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2. Remove the front axle hub nut.
  3. Disconnect the front stabilizer link from the strut.
  4. Disconnect the speed sensor (with ABS).
  5. Remove the front brake caliper and rotor.
  6. Disconnect the tie rod end.
  7. Remove mounting bolts and nut and separate the lower control arm from the ball joint.
  8. Using a plastic hammer separate the front axle shaft from the hub.
  9. Remove the 2 mounting bolts from the strut. Remove the knuckle and hub assembly.
  10. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle.
  11. Remove the axle hub snap ring from the knuckle. toy_car_cor-02-04wheelhub2.gif

  12. Remove the axle hub from the hub bearing using special tool 09520-00031 or equivalent hub puller.
  13. Remove the inner race from the axle hub using special tool 09950-40011 or equivalent puller.
  14. Remove the dust shield from the knuckle.
  15. Remove the axle hub bearing from the knuckle using special tool 09520-00031 or equivalent and a press.
To Install:
  1. Install the axle hub bearing on the knuckle using special tool 09950-600020 or equivalent and a press.
  2. Install the dust shield on the knuckle with 3 mounting bolts.
    • Tighten 73 in-lb (90 Nm).
  3. Install the axle hub on the knuckle using special tool 09950-600010 or equivalent and a press.
  4. Install the axle hub snap ring.
  5. Install the lower ball joint on the knuckle.
    • Tighten the ball stud castle nut 76 ft-lb (103 Nm).
  6. Install a new cotter pin.
  7. Install the knuckle on the strut with the 2 nuts and bolts.
    • Tighten 162 ft-lb (220 Nm) (except '03-'04) 113 ft-lb (153 Nm) ('03-'04).
  8. Lift the knuckle and hub assembly over the axle shaft and into the hub splines.
  9. Install the lower control arm on the lower ball joint.
  10. Connect the tie rod end to the knuckle.
  11. Connect the stabilizer link to the strut.
  12. Install the front rotor and brake caliper to the knuckle.
    • Tighten the 2 caliper bolts 79 ft-lb (107 Nm).
  13. Install the ABS sensor if equipped.
  14. Install the front axle hub lock nut.
    • Tighten 159 ft-lb (216 Nm) and stake the lock nut.
  15. Check the axle hub backlash and run-out.
  16. Install the front wheel.
  17. Check the front wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
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How to change cv joint 94 dodge caravan


remove front wheel, remove nut on cv joint, next remove bolt from lower balljoint, break free to sperate balljoint from spindle, use a fork and hammer and a pry bar to pry lower arm out of the spindle, pull sindle back and slide axle out of hub, use wire to tie spindle back out of the way as far as it will go, caution of abs wire and brake hose, dont pull to far away, next use a long pry bar and go between back of axle joint and trany, give a quick pry to pop out of trany, to install new one apply grease to the lock ring on the end of axle that goes into trany, center the clip best you can, slide into trany then at other hit with a hammer you may want to put nut on so not to damage threads, you will feel axle pop in and lock, reverse order to put together. hope this helps.

Aug 31, 2010 | 1994 Dodge Caravan

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I need help to remove left hand side axle


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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable to the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the left engine undercover and drain the transaxle.
  4. If equipped with ABS brakes, disconnect the ABS speed sensor by removing bolt.
  5. Remove the cotter pin and lock cap from the halfshaft.
  6. Apply the brake and remove the hub nut.
  7. Disconnect the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
  8. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower control arm by removing bolt and two nuts.
  9. Using a plastic hammer, disconnect the halfshaft from the axle hub.
  10. Using a brass bar and hammer, tap the inner joint out of the transaxle and remove the halfshaft. To install:
  11. Using a new snapring, push the halfshaft into the transaxle until it clicks into position. Pull on the inner joint to make sure it is fully installed.
  12. Push the outer joint into the axle hub.
  13. Connect the lower ball joint to the lower arm and torque the bolt and two nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  14. Connect the tie rod to the knuckle and torque the nut to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm). If the cotter pin cannot be installed, tighten to the next hole. Do not loosen the nut.
  15. Install the hub nut and torque to 152 ft. lbs. (206 Nm). Install a new cotter pin.
  16. Refill the transaxle. Install the undercover and the wheel.
  17. Check the front wheel alignment.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery

Aug 09, 2010 | 1997 Toyota Tercel

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How do you replace a cb joint in a 2002 impala? I just had hub bearing replace because the traction light and ABS light came on while driving on dry pavement. The light came back on after first repair. 2nd...


It is a CV joint, Constant Velocity, and they do make noise when they go, they can be changed, but it will be a lot easier to just take it to a shop and let them do it. It involves a lot of work, something you may not be up to. This won't do anything for the abs light, and it might not do anything for the traction light, but it will fix the axle. The lights indicate something not working. Most people don't fix the abs, and I don't know what to say about the traction light. I don't know why it is coming on. Unless the alternator is going bad. Sometimes when the voltage reg goes inside the alternator it will send mixed signals to the dash board and you will get a light show. Hope this helps.

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Changing cvc joints 1997 accord


replace the entire CV axles. Support vehicle with jackstands by frame. Remove front wheels. Remove axle nuts. Remove lower balljoint nut. Separate balljoint from nuckle by banging hard with ball peen hammer on knuckle on spindle assy. Remove outer tie-rod nut. Separate tie-rod from steering nuckle by bangin on nuckle with ball-peen hammer. Use long pry bar to hold lower control arm down while simultaneously pulling hub/spindle assembly away from vehicle and pushing axle through hub toward transaxle. Go under vehicle and pry inner cv joint away from transaxle while holding axle assembly.
Install new CV axle in reverse of the disassembly.

Feb 21, 2010 | 1997 Honda Accord

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Front hub assembly question


You can remove the hubs on your vehicle without removing the axles or ball joint . remove all 3 bolt that hold the hub on and UN-clip the ABS connector. push the axle into the spindle to make room for the abs wire.

Jan 01, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture

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How do I get to the license plate lights to change them?


Make sure that the new shaft you installed has the ABS gearing on the outter CV joint. If it does, inspect the ABS sensor (mounted on the spindle)for damage or dirtyness...clean or replace the sensor. Hopefully this helps

Aug 20, 2009 | 1996 Lexus ES 300

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Audi a4 2.8 1995 model


  1. Remove the hubcap or center cap.
  2. Loosen but do not remove the hex collar bolt.
  3. Loosen but do not remove the wheel lug bolts.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Loosen all, and remove all but one of the CV joint to stub axle bolts retaining the halfshaft to the transaxle flange. If necessary have an assistant hold the tire, or remove the tire, install two of the lug bolts and have an assistant hold a suitable and sturdy 3 foot (1 meter) prytool between the lug bolts to prevent the axle from spinning.
  6. If not previously removed, remove the front wheels.
  7. Remove the remaining CV joint to stub axle bolt and remove the halfshaft from the transaxle drive flange and support it out of the way. Do NOT let it hang unsupported.
  8. Remove the outer axle hex collar bolt and press the halfshaft out of the hub. A suitable press tool may be necessary, otherwise drive the axle out using a suitable drift.
  9. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor cable from the brake caliper bracket.
  10. Slide the ABS speed sensor partly out of its mount.
  11. Remove upper control arm pinch bolt and nut, then remove both arms up and out of the steering knuckle.


WARNING The slots in the steering knuckle must not be widened. Do NOT loosen any other steering knuckle fasteners, otherwise the axle geometry must be checked.
  1. Tilt the steering knuckle out and to the rear of the vehicle, then remove the halfshaft. If necessary, use a press tool to remove the axle from the hub.



0900c152800c2fa3.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. A threaded plastic guide dowel is included in the vehicle's tool kit. Thread it into place to guide the wheel on the ground
Fig. Apply a light coating of an anti-seizing compound to the lug bolts


Fig. The screwdriver handle supplied in the vehicle's tool kit is used to start the lug bolts
Fig. Always loosen or tighten the axle nut or bolt with the vehicle on the ground
  1. Install the halfshaft into the wheel hub.
  2. Install the upper control arms into the steering knuckle and tighten to:
  3. Upper steering knuckle pinch bolt: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  4. Install the wheel and hold it to keep the axle from turning. If necessary have an assistant hold the tire, or with the wheel removed, install two of the lug bolts and have an assistant hold a suitable and sturdy 3 foot (1 meter) prytool between the lug bolts to prevent the axle from spinning.
  5. Attach the inner halfshaft-to-transaxle flange and tighten to:

Inner CV joint-to-transaxle flange:


M8 fasteners: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) M10 fasteners: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
  1. install the ABS wheel speed sensor, and the sensor cable into the caliper bracket.
  2. If not previously installed, install the wheel without the wheel trim and do not fully tighten the lug bolts.
  3. With the wheels installed and the vehicle on the ground, tighten the lug bolts in a crisscross pattern and then the axle bolt as follows:
  4. Wheel lug bolts: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)

Apr 11, 2009 | 1996 Audi A4

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