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Re: front axle help
There's a snap ring on the end of the axle inside the differential. You need a large flat-blade screwdriver to use as a prybar between the diff and the edge of the axle where they touch. Lever it back and forth while you pull and yank on the outer end of the axle shaft (just inboard from the CV joint rubber boot), and you'll be able to pop it out. It may take some swearing and grunting, but it'll pop out.
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remove disc and brake calliper assembly. There should be 4 bolts at the end of the axle housing flange These hold a retaining washer in place . Remove these then pull the axle flange out of the housing. In some instances the bearing and seal may be stuck and you may have to use a slide hammer or some other method to get the axle to come out.. Note ensure the car is securely placed on jack stands as the removal process may work the car off a jack and injury will occur
Jack up car and apply e-brake. car will roll if one of the front tires leaves the ground. remove tire , spindal nut and lower ball joint bolts. remove axle from hub then use a prybar to pop it out of trans. the passenger side will have a braket holding axle to engine , remove bolts from braket or squeeze snap-ring to rmove axle from braket.
You do not have to remove the axel shaft bolt!!!!! Simply remove the caliper and its mount. Then all you need to do is cut off the retaining washer on one of the wheel studs. Then the disc will slide off. Tap lightly with a rubber mallet to break free any rust that might be cause the rotor to stick to the hub.
Hi, first put the van on jackstands and take the wheel off. then take the brake caliper and bracket, these are removed by loosening the bolts that hold the bracket to the spindle. then remove the rotor (you may have to give it a few love taps with a rubber mallet to break the rust loose), then you will need an axle nut socket set to remove the center large axle nut, this can be rented at any advance auto parts store or its equivalent. an impact gun will make removing this nut and the wheel bearing retainer bolts much quicker. once you get the axle nut loose you will need to take your rubber mallet or a brass hammer and hit the end of the cv axle to drive it out of the wheel bearing. finally remove the three wheel bearing retaining bolts located on the opposing side of the spindle, after that take any hammer and strike the wheel bearing on the backside to drive it out of the spindle( it may give a little bit of a fight to drive it out). then unclip the wire for the abs and remove the bearing. the assembly is just the reverse of the removal. good luck and have fun!
Hope this is not your first, if it is you picked a tough one to learn on. Here goes:1 disconnect negative battery cable 2 Raise and support the car, a lift is the best tool for the job here, but you can do this on jackstands, they just need to be tall ones at least 2 feet of clearance under the car. 3 Install engine holding fixture, this supports the back of the engine when you remove the crossmember and trans.4 remove left front wheel, seperate ball joint remove drive axle retaining nut then remove drive axle from transaxle by prying at joint closest to transaxle. Do not pull on the outer joint or you will pull the inner joint apart. 5 place transmission jack under transaxle pan. 6 remove bolts from crossmember then remove the crossmember 7 remove inspection cover then remove three torque converter bolts 8 remove transmission cooling lines from fittings on transmission 9 remove shift cable 10 unplug 4 wire plug from front side of transmission 11 remove 6 bolts from bell housing 12 remove speedometer cable 13 remove three bolts from around right hand drive axle, then pry axle loose from transmission. You do not need to remove axle from car, just let it hang.14 pull transmission away from engine far enough to disengage the alignment dowels and finish pulling right hand drive axle from transmission housing then lower the transmission to the floor 15 pull transmission from under vehicle.
front wheel bearing comes as complete hub assembly remove brake calliper and brake disc remove drive shaft nut at the back of hub housing there are some bolts wire brush this area well use penetrating oil remove the bolts tap hub out of housing can be tight so take your time clean housing well then fit new hub secure bolts fit and tourqe up hub drive shaft nut fit disc and calliper
with car on stands use punch to remove pad retaining pins pull out pads can be tight remove 2 calliper retaining bolts move calliper away from disc remove disc retaining bolts remove disc check hand brake shoes and clean look for adjuster between shoes if it has one back it of some models just have hand brake cabel adjustment clean and fit new disc secure adjust hand brake shoes using screw driver through wheel bolt hole clean refit calliper slowley push back calliper pistons fit new pads refit retaining pins do other side pump up brake pedal check and adjust handbrake if neededcheck brake fluid level
Don't disconnect any brake line from caliper!
Don't disconnect any ABS sensor!
For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Remove brake carrier from wheel bearing housing (two ribbed bolts). 125 Nm
7. Remove brake disc from wheel hub.
8. Install brake carrier on wheel bearing housing. Tightening torque for two ribbed bolts = 125 Nm.
9. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
10. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
11. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
12. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
13. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
14. Install both caps.
15. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing. Important: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!! Check brake fluid level and top up if neccessary!!! Please Rate my Response! Thanks!
RAVE says the following: 1) Release ABS Sensor harness grommet from inner wing valance and disconnect multi plug. 2) Raise front of vehicle. 3) Remove road wheel. 4) Pull ABS Sensor harness through aperture into wheel arch. 5) Release harness from brackets on inner wing valance, suspension turret and front hub. 6) Release stake from drive shaft nut 7) Remove drive shaft nut with assistance & discard. 8) Remove front brake disk (Remove calliper, pad holder, screw and tap to remove) 9) Remove 4 bolts securing wheel hub to steering knuckle. 10) Release wheel hub from steering knuckle then remove wheel hub and drive shaft assembly from axle. DO NOT REMOVE ABS SENSOR FROM HUB. HUB AND SENSOR ARE SUPPLIED AS AN ASSEMBLY. 11) Position the wheel hub and drive shaft on a press, place supports beneath the wheel studs and press the drive shaft from the wheel hub. 12) Remove drive shaft oil seal from axle casing.
Refit is mostly the reverse, you need to take care to lubricate things in the right places and put loctite on the drive shaft and locate the loom and torque everything right.