Question about Oldsmobile Silhouette
The trans side of the axle has a round spring clip on the drive splines it just snaps in and out of the transmission, they can be very difficult to remove, esp. the first time they are taken out, takes allot of brute strength. I would suggest you push the axle in, it will move inboard a little, then try to pull back in a snapping motion, another thing the axle need to be in as straight a line as possible.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Some vehicles have a snap ring near the end of the shaft inside the differential. What I do in this case, once the axle is fully out of the wheel hub and the only thing left is to get it out of the transmission, is to pull like crazy with one hand on the axle, while I use a large screwdriver as a prybar. I put the tip of it right where the axle touches the body of the transmission/differential, and wedge it back and forth while I pull on the axle as hard as I can, and it does come out. It usually requires a fair amount of pulling and swearing, but it comes out:)
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
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
assuming you have the 2wd version....
Be careful when supporting the lower control arm that any components are damaged with the supporting device.
Once the lower ball joint is separated from the knuckle, simultaneously push the axle shaft in towards the differential to allow room for the knuckle and assembly to be removed.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
you have to replace bearing and hub as a unit.you have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .
Posted on May 03, 2009
REMOVE your whelland tire on the side that you want to make to fix, removed your brake caliper and attach it with a piece of wire to the suspention strut ,remove the part that hold the caliper,remove the bolt or the nut that hold the lower balljoint in your lower suspention arm to your stering kuckle,and separate those two parts with a long pry-bar or a suspention fork and hammer,remove your disc brake,loose the spindle nut from the axle(this big nut is in the center of whell and if you are not working witch an air impact tool loose it right after removing your whell cap before removing the whell this is a high torque on it be sure to tight it correcly when yuo ins tall it)and pull the suspension strut foward you to removed the axle from the stering kuckle take apry-bar put it betwen the transmission and axle and pry it out some trans mission fluid may leak installation is reverse.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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