Question about 2002 Mazda 626

3 Answers

Cannot get the CV joint Driver side to pry out of the transaxle

Is there a special tool required
Do you need to jack up both sides of the car, so it will come out
Does the car need to be in nuetral?

Posted by on


3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 54 Answers

Take a pry bar between cv and tranny if this is possible and pry out. the c clip on inner shaft is stuck in tranny. common issue.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 234 Answers

I would definitely jack up the whole front of the car and put it on jackstands.

Safety is very important and cars are heavy. Do not trust your safety to a rubber o ring (hydraulic jack) or a small steel part in a mechanical jack.

Before you jack up the car you will want to remove the axle nut as it is hard to remove while the vehicle is jacked up.

remove ball joint connection to hub and tie rod end connection so that you can swing the hub out of the way and the cv shaft will clear.
This sometimes can be difficult with the anti sway bar still attached

Swing hub assembly out of the way and pull out the cv shaft.

There is a circlip that is inside of the transmission differential and sometimes it takes a bit of force to get it out.

You may need to pry between the cv joint and the transmission carefully to get it to pop.

Installation is reverse of removal.

Good luck with your project!

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

How do you separate hub from cv joint so i can change bearings

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I replace a CV joint boot on the drivers side front on my 1991 Chevy cavalier rs? Front wheel drive 4 cylinder?

There are thee ways to do this. The first, easiest, but least reliable way is to use split boot repair kit. This allows you to cut the old boot off, clean the joint as best you can, install new grease, and bolt the split boot into place and clamp it. These boots have a higher-than-average failure rate however. The next ways require jacking up the drivers side of the car, remove the wheel, caliper, and rotor. Then remove the hub nut that secures the half-shaft to the wheel bearing. Using a crowbar or other suitable tool, you must pry the inner CV joint out of the transaxle and maneuver the half-shaft out of the vehicle. You must take care not to separate the inner CV joint as it is easily damaged if overextended. You may have to separate the lower ball joint from the lower control arm to remove this shaft as it is the shorter of the two and has less space to work for removal. Once you have the half-shaft out, there are two options - repair or replace. Repair requires removal of the joint from the half-shaft assembly, and it can be difficult for someone with no experience. The easier option is to replace the entire half-shaft with a re-manufactured one. The cost is not much more than that for the repair parts, plus you don't have to worry about dirt, grit and debris in the joint damaging it since it is already fully sealed. Replacement is the reverse of removal. You simply insert the shaft thru the wheel bearing opening and into the transaxle. You must "pop" the inner joint into place to latch it, otherwise it will cause damage by leaking and binding. You will feel it lock in when you do it. The last thing that is critical is that the hub nut has a specific torque requirement. Too much or too little torque will cause the wheel bearing to fail very quickly. So use a reliable torque wrench set at the correct setting. There is no "feel" for the correct tightness on this nut.

Oct 12, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to remove inner CV joint on a 2005 kia amanti

To remove an inner CV joint, you must remove the entire half-shaft from the vehicle. Here is the procedure:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel Spindle nut Lower ball joint from the knuckle
  3. Press the stub shaft out of the hub, use a plaster hammer if necessary.
  4. If removing the left side halfshaft:
    1. Using a suitable pry bar, pry the inner joint out of the transaxle.
  5. If removing the right side halfshaft:
    1. Using a suitable pry bar, pry the inner joint out of the center bearing bracket.
    2. Remove the center bearing bracket mounting bolts.
    3. Using a suitable pry bar, pry the center bearing bracket from the cylinder block.
    4. Remove the inner shaft from the transaxle.

    The individual joints CAN be replaced, but this requires disassembly of the half-shaft by cutting the clamps that hold the boots and frankly is a greasy mess. Remanufactured half-shafts are available for less than $100 USD and are already assembled for immediate installation.

Sep 04, 2016 | 2005 Kia Amanti

2 Answers

How do you remove the cv joint on the left side from the transmission?


Sep 11, 2011 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

3 Answers

I need to remove my front axel on my 1989 toyota camry

Jack up car and apply e-brake. car will roll if one of the front tires leaves the ground. remove tire , spindal nut and lower ball joint bolts. remove axle from hub then use a prybar to pop it out of trans. the passenger side will have a braket holding axle to engine , remove bolts from braket or squeeze snap-ring to rmove axle from braket.

Jan 11, 2011 | 1989 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

I need to know what tools i will need to replace a cv shaft for on my front driver side 2000 hyundai elantra

HI there is nothing really special you need the only thing that really makes t easier is a puller to press the axel out of the knuckle. But the common tools will be A good floor jack, jack stands, metric wrenches and scoots up to 19mm a small 3# hammer and assorted length pry bars.

Aug 27, 2010 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

How do you remove a front axle

  • The replacement of the CV axle is much easier with the vehicle lifted on a suspension lift. With the minivan in neutral and the steering wheel unlocked, removal of the front tire and then caliper assembly will be required. Remove the entire caliper assembly with pads intact to save a step. Be sure to support the caliper assembly to the coil spring so it does not incur damage to the rubber brake hose.

    The disconnection of the lower ball joint and outer tie rod end will also be required to allow free movement of the steering knuckle. For Caravans that employ speed sensors, remove the wire harness from the knuckle connection as well.

    Remove the cotter pin and castle-headed nut lock from the CV spindle. Next, remove the spring washer and the hub nut. This will require a large socket and breaker bar or a pneumatic gun. To separate the CV axle spindle from the steering knuckle, thread the hub nut back onto the spindle so it's exposing a few threads at the top. Tap on the nut with a large rubber mallet until the splines of the spindle separate from the adjoining knuckle.

    At this point, it's wise to place a drain bucket beneath the transaxle side of the CV joint connection to catch trickling transaxle fluid that will leak out once the connection of the axle to transmission is separated.

    Because the tie rod end and ball joint connections have been separated, you'll be able to manipulate the knuckle from the CV axle spindle. This requires determination and having an assistant would be helpful.

    Once the outer spindle connection of the CV axle is free from the knuckle, you'll need a large pry bar to disengage the inner tri-pot joint out of the transaxle and remove the CV axle from the transmission. This is where some fluid will leak into the drain bucket.
  • To install the new axle, start with the inner connection to the transaxle so that the inner joint circlip seats in the transaxle side gear. An audible click of the circlip should be heard and then test the connection by trying to pull out on the axle by hand. There will be a little free-play in the axle, but if the circlip is seated, you will not be able to disconnect the axle without the aide of the pry bar.

    Next, align the splines of the outer CV axle spindle to the grooves in the steering knuckle. Do not force this connection. Rotate the axle by hand until the splines align properly to the groove. Reconnect the remaining components by reversing the procedure.

    Be sure to torque the hub nut, outer tie rod end nut and ball joint retaining nut to the proper torque specifications of your specific year Caravan. Since the Caravan has been around for quite a while and has employed different engine sizes, there may be a slight variance in the torque specs. A quality repair manual for the specific year and design of your Caravan will display the correct torque specs.

    Last, replace the wheel and then check and adjust the level of the transaxle fluid. Although only a little may have trickled out by the disconnection, the fluid should be topped off to capacity.

  • Let me know if i can help more!

    Jul 17, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

    1 Answer

    How to remove cv 1994 pulsar to replace outer d/side boot

    1. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it on jackstands, then remove the wheel and the tire assembly.
    2. Remove the cotter pin from the drive axle.
    3. Have a helper firmly apply the brakes, and loosen the hub nut.
    4. Remove the caliper assembly.

    It is not necessary to disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Position the caliper out of the way and secure with mechanics wire.
    1. Using the removal tool HT72520000 or equivalent, remove the tie rod ball joint from the steering knuckle.
    2. On 1982-86 vehicles, disconnect the ball joint from the lower control arm, by removing the mounting nuts from the bottom of the control arm.
    3. On 1987-90 vehicles, disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle, using removal tool HT72520000 or equivalent.
    4. Using a block of wood and a mallet, separate the halfshaft from the hub/steering knuckle assembly. If the assembly is difficult to separate it may be necessary to use a press/puller tool.

    In order to protect the halfshaft from damage, it is a good idea when striking the halfshaft, to temporarily install the hub nut.
    1. Drain the lubricant from the transaxle.
    2. Support the engine properly and remove support bracket if so equipped.
    3. Remove the halfshaft from the right side on automatic transaxle equipped vehicles and on all manual transaxles as follows:
      1. Insert a suitable prybar between the inner CV-joint and the transaxle.
      2. Carefully pry the halfshaft from the transaxle.

    When removing the driveshaft from the transaxle, do not pull on the driveshaft. The driveshaft will separate at the sliding joint (damaging the boot).
    1. Remove the left side halfshaft on automatic transaxles as follows:
      1. Remove the right side halfshaft as outlined above.
      2. Insert a slotted screwdriver, from the right side of the transaxle.

    Make certain that the screwdriver is properly aligned into the slot in the halfshaft.
    1. Tap the screwdriver with a mallet to remove the left side halfshaft from the transaxle.

    1. Pull the hub/steering knuckle assembly away from the vehicle and remove the halfshaft from the transaxle.

    After removing the halfshaft from the transaxle, be sure to install a holding tool to hold the side gear in place while the axle is removed.
    To install:
    1. Always use a new circlip on the driveshaft and install a new oil seal to the transaxle.
    2. Install the halfshaft into the transaxle.

    When installing the driveshaft into the transaxle, use oil seal protector tool KV38105500 or equivalent to protect the oil seal from damage; after installation, remove the tool.
    1. Align the halfshaft with the hub/knuckle assembly and connect the lower control arm-to-ball joint.
    2. On 1982-86 vehicles, connect the lower control arm to the ball joint and tighten the control arm-to-ball joint nuts to 40-47 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm).
    3. On 1987-90 vehicles, connect the lower ball joint to the steering knuckle and tighten the stud nut to 43-54 ft. lbs. (59-74 Nm).
    4. Connect the tie rod to the steering knuckle and torque the tie rod stud nut to 22-36 ft. lbs. (30-49 Nm).
    5. Install then hub nut and tighten to 87-145 ft. lbs. (118-197 Nm).
    6. Install new cotter pin in drive axle and mount the caliper assembly.
    7. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
    8. Road test for proper operation.

    Nov 15, 2009 | 1990 Nissan Pulsar

    2 Answers

    Need to change cv outer boot on mazda ba 94 model.

    it just pulls out. it hasa circlip that holds it in on driver side. which side?

    here's an escort, should be similar. note step 17

    1. Raise and support the vehicle.
    1. Remove the lug nuts (1012) and the front wheel and tire assembly.
    1. Remove the front fender splash shield bolts and the front fender splash shields (16103) .
    1. Use a small cape chisel to carefully raise the staked portion of the front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477).

    1. Remove the front axle wheel hub retainer and discard it.
    1. Remove the cotter pin and the tie rod end nut from the tie rod end (3A130). Discard the cotter pin.

    1. Use an appropriate tie rod end remover to separate the tie rod end from the front wheel knuckle (3K186).

    1. Remove the ball joint bolt and the ball joint bolt nut.

    1. Carefully pry down on the front suspension lower arm (3078) to separate the front suspension lower arm ball joint (3050) from the front wheel knuckle.

    1. Pull outward on the front wheel knuckle (3K185). Carefully pull the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the front wheel knuckle and position it aside.

    1. NOTE: Removal of the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint (3B437) requires removal of the transmission support crossmember (6A023) to allow access with a pry bar. If the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 11. If the RH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 15.

      Support the transaxle with a transaxle jack or equivalent.
    1. Remove the four transaxle mount-to-rear engine support nuts.

    1. Remove the two rear engine support nuts at the rear of the transmission support crossmember.
    1. While supporting the rear of the transmission support crossmember remove the two rear engine support bolts. Remove the transmission support crossmember.

    1. Position a drain pan under the transaxle.
    1. Insert a pry bar between the front wheel driveshaft and joint and the transaxle case.
    1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Extreme care must be taken to ensure that the pry bar does not damage the transaxle case, the transaxle oil seal, the front wheel driveshaft and joint, or the front wheel driveshaft joint boot (3A331).
      Gently pry outward to release the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the differential side gears (4236).

    1. Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint.

    1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: When the LH and RH front wheel driveshaft and joint assemblies are removed, Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH must be inserted to prevent the differential side gears from becoming mispositioned. If the gears become misaligned, the differential will have to be removed from the transaxle to align the gears.
      If both front wheel driveshaft and joints were removed, install Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH in the differential side gears.
    1. Remove and discard the driveshaft bearing retainer circlip (3Z498).

    Oct 03, 2009 | 1994 Mazda 323

    2 Answers

    Cv joints

    Jack up car, remove tire, caliper, axle nut and washer. remove and seperate tie rod from spindle and remove lower ball joint nut and separate, pull spindle apart from axle, use a pry bar and pop the other end of axle from trans axle housing. think backwards to reassemble.

    Nov 29, 2008 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

    1 Answer

    Can a shade tree mechanic change the clutch in '97 mitsubishi 3000?

    Removal (3000GT AWD)
    1. Remove air cleaner cover, air hoses and vacuum pipe. Remove air cleaner, intake hose, battery, battery
    tray and washer tank.
    2. Disconnect transaxle control cables and speedometer cable. Raise and support vehicle.
    3. Remove both inner fender splash shields. Remove clutch tube bracket and disconnect clutch release
    cylinder (including clutch damper assembly on FWD models) and wire aside. Support transaxle assembly
    with jack and disconnect upper transaxle mount. Remove mount, bracket, plug and stoppers.
    4. Remove transaxle assembly upper coupling bolts. Disconnect tie rod ends and lower arm ball joints.
    Remove right support member, starter cover (if equipped) and starter.
    5. Remove left side bearing bracket mounting bolts and pry left axle shaft from transaxle. Wire left axle
    shaft and inner shaft assembly aside. Pry right axle shaft from transaxle and wire aside.
    6. Remove front bank side and rear bank side transaxle stays. Support transaxle assembly with a
    transmission jack. Remove transaxle assembly lower coupling bolts and lower transaxle from vehicle.
    7. Insert a clutch alining tool to prevent pressure plate and clutch disc from falling. Loosen pressure plate
    bolts gradually in a crisscross pattern to avoid warping pressure plate flange. Remove pressure plate and
    clutch disc.

    May 14, 2008 | 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    2002 Mazda 626 Logo

    1,113 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Mazda Experts


    Level 3 Expert

    79865 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22326 Answers

    Jeffrey Turcotte
    Jeffrey Turcotte

    Level 3 Expert

    8836 Answers

    Are you a Mazda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides