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Why can't I just pull the halfshaft our of the transmission on my 1997 Acura 3.2 TL? I have the front strut, hub and steering all out of the way. Doesn't it have a keeper ring that will just release it when i yank on it?

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You are right. it should come out, but a little tapping on the shaft to help it out.
put a prybar between the shaft and transmission might help as well.

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How do you replace the lower ball joints on a 2000 windstar?


According to Autozone.com, you must replace the whole control arm. Here is their procedure:
NOTE do not begin the removal procedure unless a new strut-to-lower arm nut, a new ball joint pinch bolt/nut and a new lower arm-to-front subframe bolt/nut are available.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not use a hammer to separate the ball joint from the front wheel hub and spindle.



    WheelsLower arm strut nut and dished washer. Discard them.
  2. Place the steering wheel in the unlocked position.
    NOTE
    Do not allow the halfshaft to move outward. Over-extension of the halfshaft joint could result in separation of internal parts, causing failure of the halfshaft joint.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Use extreme care to not damage the ball joint boot seal.



    Lower arm ball joint nut and pinch bolt. Discard them.Lower arm from the front wheel knuckle



    Remove and discard the lower arm-to-front subframe bolt and nutRemove the lower arm from the vehicleTo install:
    1. Install or connect the following:

      Lower arm strut into the lower arm rear strut bushingLower arm into the front sub-frame bracketNew lower arm-to-front subframe nut and bolt. While holding the lower arm horizontal, tighten to 85-97 ft. lbs. (115-132 Nm).Ball joint stud-to-wheel hub and spindle, making sure that the ball stud groove is properly positioned.New lower arm ball joint pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 46-52 ft. lbs. 62-71 Nm).
    2. Clean the lower arm strut threads to remove dirt and contamination.
    3. Install the dished washer with the dished side away from the lower arm rear strut bushing.
    4. Install the front suspension lower arm strut-to-strut nut and tighten to 85-97 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
    5. Install the wheels.
    6. Lower the vehicle.

Jun 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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What do i need to take apart to remove the drivers side front drive axel to replace the universal joint at the hub? could the axel slide threw the hole for the axel berring assembly or do you need to take...


Have not done this on your truck but book says just the upper ball joint needs separated. See procedure below from autozone.com. Please let me know if you have questions.
  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels (left side should be sufficient in your case) Front hub cotter pin, retainer and nut (axle nut)
  2. Using a floor hydraulic jack, support the lower suspension arm.

    Upper ball joint cotter pin and castle nut Knuckle from the front suspension upper arm
  3. Lower the lower suspension arm and steering knuckle slightly to facilitate easier halfshaft removal.
  4. Remove the 2 disc caliper mounting bolts, then lift the front disc caliper off of the front disc brake caliper anchor plate and position aside. Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose; suspend it from the vehicle's frame with strong cord or wire.
  5. Remove the 6 front halfshaft-to-differential bolts.
    WARNING Use care to avoid damaging the hub seal when removing the front halfshaft.

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Fig. Halfshaft-to-differential mounting bolts (3 of the 6 bolts shown)-2001-03 F-150 and 2004 F-150 Heritage Edition


7. Remove the inboard end of the halfshaft from the differential case or extension axle case. Separate the front halfshaft and joints from the hub, then remove the halfshaft and joints from the vehicle.



To install:

  1. Slide the halfshaft outboard end into the hub, making sure that the splines engage.
  2. Situate the inboard end of the halfshaft against the front differential flange and install the 6 halfshaft-to-differential bolts. Tighten the halfshaft bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (82 Nm).
  3. Install the front disc brake caliper onto the rotor and anchor plate, then install and tighten the 2 caliper mounting bolts to 21-26 ft. lbs. (28-36 Nm).
  4. Lift the lower suspension arm and steering knuckle up until the upper ball joint stud is inserted into the steering knuckle. Install the upper ball joint castle nut and tighten to 57-76 ft. lbs. (77-104 Nm). Install a new cotter pin.
  5. Install the hub nut onto the halfshaft and tighten the hub nut to 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm).
  6. Install the hub nut retainer and a new cotter pin.
  7. Install the front wheels and tighten the lug nuts in a star-shaped sequence to 83-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
  8. Lower the vehicle to the ground.

Jan 23, 2011 | 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty SuperCab

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How easy is it to replace a front wheel bearing assembly? and also a diagram if possible.


It's not too involved. Here's a link with some more information to change it:
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c1528025fae3

Nov 05, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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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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Oct 26, 2010 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

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Left front wheel bearing replacement diagram


Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
The front wheel bearings are not serviced separately. If the front wheel bearings are defective, the hub and bearing assembly must be replaced.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Lubricate the threads on the halfshaft with clean engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Front wheels
    • Halfshaft hub nut
    • Caliper from the steering knuckle WARNING
      DO NOT allow the brake hose to support the weight of the caliper.
    • Brake rotor
    • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) sensor from the backing plate
    • Hub and bearing assembly from the backing plate
    • Hub and bearing assembly from the halfshaft
    • Hub and bearing assembly
To Install:
Exploded view of the front hub mounting and related components 7922xg36.gif

  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Hub and bearing assembly onto the halfshaft
    • Hub and bearing assembly to the backing plate. Torque the 3 bolts alternately and evenly to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
    • ABS sensor
    • Brake rotor
    • Caliper on the steering knuckle.
    • Halfshaft nut. Torque it to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
    • Front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).

Oct 18, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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REMOVAL OF FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS


Front (4 Wheel Drive) To Remove:
  1. Raise and support the vehicle
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Tire and wheel assembly
    • Rotor (See: Disc Brake Rotor)
    • Wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from the steering knuckle
    • Electrical connection for the wheel speed sensor
    • Front drive halfshaft assembly (See: Halfshaft)
    • Hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts 4WD front hub 9308kg35.gif

    • Hub and bearing assembly
To Install:
  1. Clean all corrosion or contaminates from the steering knuckle bore and the hub and bearing assembly
  2. Lubricate the steering knuckle bore with wheel bearing grease or the equivalent
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Hub and bearing assembly
    • Hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts and tighten the hub to knuckle bolts; Torque to: 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm)
    • Front drive halfshaft assembly (See: Halfshaft)
    • Electrical connection for the wheel speed sensor
    • Wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt to the steering knuckle and tighten the bolt; Torque to: 106 inch. lbs. (12 Nm)
    • Rotor (See: Disc Brake Rotor
    • Tire and wheel assembly
    Wheel lug nut tightening sequence gm_trk_sub15_wheel_lug_nut_tight_seq.gif

  4. Torque the lug nuts to specification
  5. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the repairs
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Aug 03, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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How do you replace cv boots?


You replace the entire axle. This is not for the faint of heart. You lever the axle out of the transmission and fluid will come out. The other end is your hub at the lower end of the front strut and the wheel. Get a Chilton manual and good luck. You can swing it out without totally taking the front end apart.

Jul 27, 2010 | 1997 Acura CL

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How to remove a wheel hub assembly on a 2004 acura TL front


Do you have the Haynes Repair manual? If not you might have to get one. Otherwise follow this simple procedure: take-out the required wheel. Remove the axle wheel-nut. Loosen the strut bolts. Remove the ball-joint boltand nut. Disconnect the steering tie-rod, and push it out it's place. Take out the strut bolts. Finally take out the hub assembly. If you are not mechanically inclined, it won't be easy. You might need a friend who's versed in this, or take your car to a friendly shop and watch them do it. That way you gain some insight for next time.

Oct 21, 2009 | 2004 Acura TL

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I need step by step instructions to replace front struts.


1.Turn ignition to OFF position to place steering column in unlocked position.
2.Remove hub nut
3.Loosen, but do not remove, three top mount-to-shock tower
4.Raise vehicle on a hoist.
5.Remove tire and wheel assembly
6.Move brake caliper and wire out of the way
7.Remove brake rotor
8.Remove cotter pin from tie rod end stud and remove slotted nut.
Discard cotter pin and nut
9.remove tie rod from knuckle
10.Remove stabilizer bar link nut, and remove link from strut
11.Remove and discard lower arm-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut. (A drift punch may be used to remove bolt.) Using a screwdriver, slightly spread knuckle-to-lower arm pinch joint and remove lower arm from steering knuckle.
12.Press halfshaft from hub
13.Remove shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Using a large screwdriver, slightly spread knuckle-to-strut pinch joint, if required, for removal
14.Remove steering knuckle and hub assembly from shock absorber strut
15.Remove three top mount-to-shock tower nuts and remove strut and spring assembly from vehicle
16.Compress spring with Spring Compressor
17.Place 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while removing top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet
18.Loosen Spring Compressor , then remove top mount bracket assembly, bearing plate assembly and spring.
INSTALLATION
1.Place a 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while tightening top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
2.Install strut and spring assembly and three top mount-to-shock tower nuts
3.Install steering knuckle and hub assembly to shock absorber strut.
4.Install a new shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten to 98-132 Nm (73-97 lb-ft).
5.Install halfshaft into hub
6.Install lower arm to steering knuckle ensuring that ball stud groove is properly positioned and boot seal is not damaged. Install a new pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
7.Install stabilizer bar link to strut and install a new stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft).
8.Install tie rod end onto knuckle.
9.Install a new tie rod end slotted nut. Tighten to 31-47Nm (23-34 lb-ft).
10.Install a new slotted nut retaining cotter pin.
11.Install brake rotor
12.Install brake caliper
13.Install tire and wheel assembly
14.Tighten three top mount-to-shock tower nuts to 30-40Nm (23-29 lb-ft).
15.Lower vehicle and tighten hub nut to 230-275 Nm (170-202 lb-ft)
16.Depress brake pedal several times prior to moving vehicle.

Hope this helps. Good luck !

Mar 14, 2009 | 1992 Ford Taurus

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