The same way you took it off, pull the bolt to seperate the lower control arm from the strut and move the lower arm out the way wit a pry bar on reinstall to make life easyer, also use a hellolot of power lube or wd40 on all bolts n nuts so you dont round any like i did on my first few trying to be a fast guy.
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My guess is that you have a cvc joint that's gone bad.. (A cvc joint is a joint in the kind of drive shaft (axle) that comes out of the trans-axle to the wheel.) I'm thinking you need a shop for this problem. It's not an easy repair for a novice. You'll probably need to have the joints on both axles repaired.
Motor mount or CVC joints.
CVC joints can be ckecked by trying to see if there is any ratteling or excessive movement in the whole housing while trying to shake it vigorously.
Motor mounts need to be inspected for cracks or tears in the rubber areas of the mounting.
Also look for loose exhaust system parts by trying to shake the exhaust.
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If the CVC joint is broken, the car would not move. I assume that you are hearing unusual noises in the drivetrain. It is worthwhile to have a certified mechanic take a look at the car to determine if the CVC needs to be replaced, before serious problems develop.
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.
Hello, I as a professional would say the safest thing would be to have it towed. If the joint has not been distroyed to the point of falling apart then you could possible push it by hand if the inboard joint is bad and not the outboard joint next to the wheel. With the outboard broken there is a very strong posibility the if you tried to make a turn even by pushing the joint will just lock up completely and you will not be able to push the vehicle past that point. You also take a chance of causing additional damage to the vehicle if the assembly comes apart completely. The outboard CVC joint is more dangerous than the inboard since the outboard is in a percision location to allow turning. Good Luck, RAC
you first must remove the shaft, then disassemble it, disassembly is done by turning the joint full in one direction and using a brass punch driving the joint off the end, once off you'll need to clean everything, then relube the joint, put on new boot, then re-assemble and re-install.
If this sounds to complicated, you can buy a remanufactured shaft which comes with both joint ends from autozone and just replace the shaft
Rasie vehicle, remove tire, axle nut and caliper. remove tie rod end from spindle, remove lower ball joint nut and seperate from spindle and pull spindle from axle, with pry bar pop axle out of trans housing. it is easyer to replace cvc axle than to replace or repair cvc joint.