Question about 1997 Nissan Maxima
Change CV joints
You cannot expect to change CV joints with only instructions this forum can provide, it is too complicated and you will need to keep referring to a manual for things like torques, etc. Get a Chilton's or Haynes manual at the local auto parts store and read up on it. Chances are you will want to have it done for you unless you have tools and skills --which if you did I don't think you would have to ask.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Average time should be around 2-3 hours. Every shop charges different hourly rates. Dealerships will be around at least 80 an hour, smaller shops will run lower.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
SOURCE: replacing CV Joints
Yes you can remove the drive shaft by unbolting the bottom ball joint,then removing the nut that holds the shaft in the hub I would'nt recommend trying to replace just the CV joint as this can be a very complicated procedure involving specialized tools and more than just general mechanical skill,this isn't true of all,as some CV's come apart fairly easily.If the joint is bad you should probably just replace the axle.Remember to match mark any adjustable parts you may have to disassemble,and when you reassemble make sure to check the splines of the shaft and the drive hub,remove any foreign material and carefully file or sand any burs or scratches,any of these can cause the spline to bind on reassembly and possibly cause irreparable damage to one or both parts.Good luck hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
This is a simple job that is why it is not very detailed in your book. Nothing special. Do one side at a time so you have a reference to how to reassemble it. Remove your tire , brake calipers be sure not to stress the rubber brake lines or open the brake lines to air. Remove both upper and lower ball joints. When taking out the ball joints remove the cotter pin and bolt and beat the **** out of the joint for it to release. Then the C/V axles will come right out with a bit out encouragement. You will need a few tools wrenches pry bar hammer. I would buy a Chilton's or a Haynes repair manual for torque specs for reassembly. Good luck and take your time. And unless the axles are making noise you can just replace the rubber boots. Which is alot cheaper.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
SOURCE: CV JOINTS?
The CV joints are needed to transfer the torque at a constant speed to
steered wheels as well as to accommodate up and down motions of the
You will find CV joints in all front-wheel drive cars. Many rear- and four-wheel drive cars and trucks have CV joints as well. The CV joint is packed with grease and protected by the rubber or plastic boot.
It does not require any maintenance and supposed to last very long provided that protective boot will not get damaged.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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