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To change the CV joint rubber Boots
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you did the ball joints you should have pulled the axles
I would guess that you know the axle nut has to come off & that
in most cases you break the bottom ball joint loose, so you can
get the axle out of the steering knuckle
So I will guess you can't get the axle out of the trans
You use a long pry par,3 foot or more & put the end against
a piece of wood, so as not to pry on the aluminum trans case
Then you pop it out with the pry bar.
You don't pry on the axle ,you use the side of the pry bar
to bang it with the end against the wood
Posted on Sep 26, 2012
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remove wheel and tire caliper and rotor axle nut hub bearing pull axle out of spindle slide new axle in and reverse procedure
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
SOURCE: I'm stationed in england and
You may want to change the wheel bearings while you are in there because they are pretty easy and you will be half way to removing them while changing the shafts plus they are a common problem. The A arms or the lower control arms are the arms that the lower ball joints are mounted in. If you were to jack it up just inside the wheel you would be lifting it by the control arm. You should not need to replace this unless it was damaged you probably need the the bushings. Usually just the horizontal bushing the one in the front. It looks like a hockey puck It has a metal sleeve around it that the rubber seperates from. When you jack the car up by the subframe and let the wheels hang you will see the rubber seperating if it is bad. The rear ones almost never go bad. You may also want to replace the the sway bar links they are cheap and easy and are common for breaking. The lower ball joints will also have to be seperated to change the axle shaft so you may want to get new balljoints or definatley get new boots for the because they may get ripped while seperating. You may als want to do your brake pads and rotors while your in there. I will give you moog part numbers for all the chassis parts to help you identify when ordering by the way I work in Carquest parts store.
Ball joints K5331 $75 each
sway bar link K5342 $6 each
control arm bushing K6712 $20 each
National number for wheel bearings
513179 $165 each
I hope this helps please rate or let me know if i can help you further because i also work on all this stuff.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: 1990 Subaru Legacy C.V.
Apply parking brake place vehicle in park Jack vehicle up support with jack stands remove wheel then axle bolt bolt is a size 32mm socket then remove the two bolts connecting the shock tower to the hub and pull the hub down and slide the axle spline out of the hub then using a pry bar or large flat head screwdrivers pry the axle out of the transmission install new axle installation is the reverse of removal
Posted on Sep 20, 2011
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