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02yukon i cannot get the cv joint out from the wheel/brake assem

02yukon i have removed rotor armbar turned the wheel but still cannot remove cv joint to replace outer cv joint what am i missing i have removed everything i can think of cept for the bolts that connect to trans do i need to take those out also i have slid back the outer cv joint and can see the balls do i pop those out or what what would be the best method to remove this cv joint drivers side

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Remove steering joint.Then bottom ball joint then you should be ok.

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How to Change a CV Axle?


The details depend on if this is a front or rear axle, if the vehicle is front, rear, or AWD/4WD, and the specific vehicle. None of that information was provide, so the info below will be rather generic.

Typically replacing a CV axle, or halfshaft, involves removing the wheel, then removing the axle nut at the brake rotor. I suggest this step before removing the brake components just in case you need to have someone apply the brakes to get the nut loose. Then remove several brake components at the wheel (caliper, rotor, dust shield, etc), and properly support the caliper to avoid damage to the brake hose. Often you'll then need to remove either a ball joint or the strut from the knuckle to be able to move the knuckle/hub assembly out of the way enough to snake the outer joint out of the bearing. The inner joint may just be slid in place or there may be a little circlip that keeps the inner joint in the transaxle/differential.

In some cases the inner joint is bolted to a stub axle, in other cases the differential may be supported by the inner joint, so know which type you are working with before just blindly pulling things apart.

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How to remove axle from front of 1998 windstar


  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the front wheels.
  3. Insert a steel rod into the brake rotor to prevent the rotor from turning and loosen the axle wheel hub nut. Discard the nut.
  4. Remove the ball joint-to-front wheel knuckle retaining nut. Drive the bolt out of the front wheel knuckle using a punch and hammer.
  5. Remove the front brake anti-lock sensor and position it out of the way.
  6. Separate the ball joint from the front wheel knuckle using a prybar. Position the end of the prybar outside of the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing.
Use care to prevent damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint boot.
  1. Remove the stabilizer bar link at the front stabilizer bar.
Make sure the CV-joint puller does not contact the transaxle shaft speed sensor. Damage to the sensor will result.
  1. Install a CV-Joint Puller (T86P-3514-A1) or equivalent between the inboard CV-joint and the transaxle case.
  2. Install a CV-Joint Extension (T86P-3514-A2) or equivalent into the puller and hand-tighten.
  3. Using an impact slide hammer, remove the driveshaft from the transaxle.
Do not allow the front wheel driveshaft and joint to hang unsupported. Damage to the front wheel driveshaft joint may result. Do not wrap wire around the front wheel driveshaft joint boot. Damage to the boot may result.
  1. Support the end of the driveshaft and joint assembly by suspending it from the chassis using a length of wire.
Never use a hammer to separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub. Damage to the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint threads and internal components may result.
  1. Separate the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub using a Front Hub Remover/Replacer (T81P-1104-C) or equivalent. Make sure the hub remover adapter is fully threaded onto the hub stud.
Do not move the vehicle without the outboard CV-joint properly installed, as damage to the bearing may occur.
  1. Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint assembly from the vehicle.
To install:
Do not reuse the retainer circlip. A new circlip must be installed each time the inboard CV-joint stub shaft is installed into the transaxle differential.
  1. Install a new retainer circlip on the inboard CV-joint stub shaft by starting one end in the groove and working the retainer circlip over the inboard shaft housing end and into the groove. This will avoid overexpanding the circlip.
A non-metallic mallet may be used to aid in seating the retainer circlip into the differential side gear groove. If a mallet is necessary, tap only on the outboard CV-joint stub shaft.
  1. Carefully align the splines of the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing with the splines in the differential. Exerting some force, push the inboard CV-joint stub shaft housing into the differential until the retainer circlip is felt to seat in the differential side gear. Use care to prevent damage to the inboard CV-joint stub shaft and transaxle seal.
  2. Carefully align the splines of the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint with the splines in the wheel hub, and push the shaft into the wheel hub as far as possible.
  3. Temporarily fasten the front disc brake rotor to the wheel hub with washers and two lug nuts. Insert a steel rod into the front disc brake rotor and rotate clockwise to contact the front wheel knuckle, to prevent the front disc brake rotor from turning during front wheel driveshaft and joint installation.
A new front axle wheel hub retaining nut must be installed.
  1. Manually thread the front axle wheel hub retaining nut onto the outboard CV-joint stub shaft housing as far as possible.
A new bolt and nut must be used to connect the front suspension arm to the knuckle.
  1. Connect the front suspension lower arm to the front wheel knuckle. Tighten the nut and bolt to 40-55 ft. lbs. (54-74 Nm).
  2. Install the front brake anti-lock sensor.
  3. Connect the front stabilizer bar link and tighten to 35-45 ft. lbs. (47-65 Nm).
Do not use power or impact tools to tighten the hub nut.
  1. Tighten the front axle wheel hub retaining nut to 157-212 ft. lbs. (213-287 Nm).
  2. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
  3. Using the recommended type of fluid, fill the transaxle to the proper level.

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On my 97 the abs ring on the cv axle is almost gone!! made a turn today and the wheel almost locked up..any help??


I would have the cv axle changed along with any integral parts such as the abs ring.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the wheel cover/hub cover from the wheel and tire assembly, then loosen the lug nuts. Fig. 1: After removing the wheel/hub cover, loosen the lug nuts 86877115.gif

  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle, then remove the wheel and tire assembly. Insert a steel rod in the rotor to prevent it from turning, then remove the hub nut and washer. Discard the old hub nut. Fig. 2: Before removing the hub nut and washer, insert a steel rod in the rotor to prevent it from turning 86877116.gif
    Fig. 3: Remove the hub nut and washer, then discard the nut, and replace with a new one during installation 86877117.gif

  4. Remove the nut from the ball joint to steering knuckle attaching bolts.
  5. Drive the bolt out of the steering knuckle using a punch and hammer. Discard this bolt and nut after removal. Fig. 4: Drive the bolt out of the front wheel knuckle using a punch and hammer, then discard the nut and bolt and replace with new ones during installation 86877118.gif

  6. If equipped with anti-lock brakes, remove the anti-lock brake sensor and position it aside. If equipped with air suspension, remove the height sensor bracket retaining bolt and wire sensor bracket to inner fender. Position the sensor link aside. Fig. 5: If so equipped, remove the anti-lock brake sensor and position it aside 86877119.gif

  7. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle using a suitable prybar. Position the end of the prybar outside of the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing. Use care to prevent damage to the ball joint boot. Remove the stabilizer bar link at the stabilizer bar. Fig. 6: When separating the ball joint from the steering knuckle, be careful not to damage to ball joint boot 86877120.gif
    1. Slide the link shaft out of the transaxle. Support the end of the shaft by suspending it from a convenient underbody component with a piece of wire. Do not allow the shaft to hang unsupported, damage to the outboard CV-joint may occur.
    2. Separate the outboard CV-joint from the hub using front hub remover tool T81P-1104-C or equivalent and metric adapter tools T83P-1104-BH, T86P-1104-Al and T81P-1104-A or equivalent. NOTE: Never use a hammer to separate the outboard CV-joint stub shaft from the hub. Damage to the CV-joint threads and internal components may result. The halfshaft assembly is removed as a complete unit.
    3. Install the CV-joint puller tool T86P-3514-A1 or equivalent, between CV-joint and transaxle case. Turn the steering hub and/or wire strut assembly aside.
    4. Screw extension tool T86P-3514-A2 or equivalent, into the CV-joint puller and hand tighten. Screw an impact slide hammer onto the extension and remove the CV-joint.
    5. Support the end of the shaft by suspending it from a convenient underbody component with a piece of wire. Do not allow the shaft to hang unsupported, damage to the outboard CV-joint may occur.
    6. Separate the outboard CV-joint from the hub using front hub remover tool T81P-1104-C or equivalent and metric adapter tools T83P-1104-BH, T86P-1104-Al and T81P-1104-A or equivalent.
    7. Remove the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle. Fig. 7: These tools are necessary for halfshaft removal 86877121.gif
      Fig. 8: Installing the specified tools to remove the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle 86877122.gif
      Fig. 9: Support the end of the shaft by suspending it from a convenient underbody component with a piece of wire. Do not allow the shaft to hang unsupported, since damage to the outboard CV-joint may occur 86877123.gif
      Fig. 10: Separate the outboard CV-joint from the hub using front hub remover tool T81P-1104-C or equivalent, and metric adapter tools T83P-1104-BH, T86P-1104-Al and T81P-1104-A or equivalent, then remove the halfshaft assembly from the vehicle 86877124.gif
      Fig. 11: Exploded view of the halfshaft assemblies and related components - automatic transaxle 86877125.gif
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To remove the cv joint/transaxle, first remove the wheel. Remove the brake caliper and pads. Be sure to tie up the brake caliper to keep out of way. Once the caliper is removed, slide the brake rotor off. Remove the center cap over hub (if capped). Remove the kotter pin and nut hold shaft in place. There are two bolts on the back side that connect the strut to the wheel hub. remove those bolts. Keep in mind that they are not the same size, the bolt heads are angled. To make sure you put the right bolts in place, Take two envelopes and mark top on one and bottom on the other. I had an 89 Horizon (same as Omni), so I did the same with the envelopes. Separate the strut from the hub assembly. Next, while pushing in on the cv joint, carefully pull hub assembly out and turn either left or right. Once you have remove the shaft from hub, using a pry bar, insert pry bar between tranny and axle and pop out. It is that easy. Let me know if there is anything else you may need help with.

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Really the only way to tell is put it up on safety jack stands with the park brake on, and rear wheel chalked, remove the front wheels and have someone listen while you put the car in drive. Let the drive turn slowly at idle and see what you find.
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