Need to replace the right axel how to do that
If I remember correctly, to remove the RH shaft from a manual version of this car, you don't actually need to remove the part of the shaft that comes out of the gearbox. For an auto, you may have to, but see what it looks like under there, and you'll soon know. With either trans, you'll have to undo the main drive shaft nut (after un-staking the nut with a narrow chisel) and this is easier with 2 people - one to stand on the brake pedal, the other to jump on the breaker bar. This is a normal RH threaded nut - just really tight. Next, the nut has to be removed from the horizontal bolt that goes through the bottom of the RH steering knuckle just above the suspension arm. Once the bolt is removed, you can push down on the suspension arm to disengage the ball joint from the knuckle. Now would be a good time to remove the clip retaining the hydraulic brake line to the strut to avoid stretching the brake line. Next, turn the steering wheel fully to the left, and while pulling the front of the disc outwards as well, tap the drive shaft inwards with a soft (copper or nylon) hammer. If the shaft hasn't rusted in place, this will be easy. If it has rusted, you'll know fairly quickly, and the job has just got a lot more complicated. I won't cover the "worst case scenario" here as it will get messy! Once the outer CV is disengaged, it's just a question of removing the inner CV. For a manual, the inner CV slides onto a splined shaft that runs almost the length of the engine sump and is held into the gearbox by a bracket bolted to the engine block with 3 bolts. These don't need to be removed. With your soft hammer, tap outwards on the inner CV joint while your helper keeps tension on the shaft while rotating it. This will probably be the shaft removed from the car. If your drive shaft is one piece all the way to the gearbox, then you will actually need to lever the inner out of the (auto) trans - also while your helper turns the shaft. Unless you drain it, you will lose some oil when the drive shaft comes out of the box. The manual filler plug is on the other side of the diff, and autos need to be filled from the trans dipstick tube (check while running). A hoist makes this job very much easier.
Oct 09, 2009 |
1998 Suzuki Esteem