What is the difficulty level for replacing the CVU axle on a 92 Geo Storm? Any special tools required? I'm not trained in auto repair but I often perform many of my own repairs when they are fairly simple and don't require alot of special tools. I guess my question is, can an untrained person who has the ability to follow directions from a repair manual perform this repair under the shade tree in the back yard?
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Remove the tire. remove the strut bolts. remove the axle nut. push the axle out of the hub(hammer out if necessary). Pull/push the hub away to get the axle completely out. Use a pry bar to get the axle out of the transmission. replace in reverse order. add fluid if necessary.
it does require some special equipment. most likely have the 9.25 axle in the truck which has adjusters on both sides of the differential that are threaded in the housing. these require a special tool to adjust and set proper backlash. also helpful to have a press with bearing pullers/installers. need a dail indicator to set backlash also
For a car as vintage as this your best bet would be a salvage yard. Most big outfits have nationwide search capabilities, so if they don't have it they can check across the nation and Canada for one. Your next alternative would be a parts store.
These can have many pages and many year-to-year and model variations.
Check Haynes and Chilton for an aftermarket service manual for your car.
They are between ~$17-$30 and will earn their money back many times over and available online and at most any auto parts store.