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1998 nissan maxima removing long axle

What's the best way to remove the long axle. If the caris in neutral would that make it easier.

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It odes not matter if the car is in gear or neutral. The r/h side axle is kind of a pain to remove. You will need a long extention and 12mm swiwle end socket and a ratchet. You need to remove the 3 bolts on the side of the support bearing to get the axle out of the support bearing bracket. Those bolts are a pain in the *** to get to. You have to be looking at then from underneith the transmission. Remove those bolts. Then you will need a big punch an a hammer to spin the bearing in the support to free it up enough to get it out. This is not really a job, that you want to be laying on your back doing it and its not exactly a job for a person, that doesn't work on cars or is machanically inclined. Anyhow, good luck and let me know how you made out.

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