Question about 1987 Acura Legend
Have you removed the spindle nut, you should have loosened the spindle hub nut before you jacked the car up and removed the tire. If you haven't done this you'll have to re-install the strut and the tie rod, then put the tire back on, lower the car, then take a large socket that fits the spindle nut and use a long breaker bar to just slightly loosen the spindle nut, (it's torqued to over 200 ft pounds) then jack the car back up and remove the tire, loosen the spindle nut about halfway, then take a rubber mallet and strike the spindle nut firmly to loosen the axle from the hub, then use a ball joint remover to separate the steering knuckle from the hub ***'y. You might be able to then completely remove the spindle nut and push the axle out from the hub, but if you can't get enough clearance to separate the axle from the hub, then remove the strut ***'y to get more clearance. After removing the axle from the hub you'll then need to take a pry bar or a good cold chisel and put it up into and behind the inner CV joint where it goes into the transmission and pry the inner CV joint out from the transmission( you may have to give it a sharp rap with a Ball peen Hammer to get it to slide out of the transmission. The axle ***'y should be in your hands now. A final note of caution, be sure when you jack the car up that you support it firmly with jack stands for safety and do this work on a nice level spot with the wheels firmly chocked to prevent any shifting of the car, you wouldn't want it fall on you while you are under it. Be careful and good luck, I've done this many times and have always been successful in replacing my cv axles when necessary.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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