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Re: removing the front axle
Don't just loosen bolts remove them cause some are in a slot that prevents the axle from moving if your bolts come loose....then get your biggest phillips head screwdriver and gently tap your axle out....Good Luck to you my friend....Tim
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Raise bike with wheel of the ground a few inches, remove brake caliper and hang with bungee cord or ??? to side and then loosen axle cap nuts and then loosen axle retainer nut and remove it and washer and then pull axle out and remove tire and wheel assembly. reverse to put it back on and tighten Front caliper mounting bolt 28-38 ft-lbs 38.0-51.5 Nm and Front axle 62-67 ft-lbs 84.1-90.1 Nm and Axle cap fasteners 11-15 ft-lbs 14.9-20.3 Nm
replace front axle shaft you need to loosen axle nut with vechicle weight on the wheel just unloosen axle nut dont take axle nut all the way off just loosen it enough first remove hub cap to loosen axle nut.once loosen then raise vechicle remove wheel tire.you need to remove loosen brake caliper bolts just move brake caliper out of way support caliper piece of wire dont have to disconnect brake caliper hose just move it aside let it hang with a piece clothe hanger or piece or cord dont hang caliper by brake hose will damage brake hose.you need to remove brake caliper mounting bracket.go ahead remove axle nut.you have to remove steering knuckle bolts pull steering knuckle out of the strut bracket.you can remove front axle shaft by using large pry bar to the inner cv pry inner cv joint use a little leverage front axle should pop out.when you install new axle shaft push it in place until you hear it snap in place try pull by hand make sure half shaft in place. when done axle nut torque is 191 ft lbs.strut bracket bolts torque at 133 ft lbs.if this is your first time working on vechicle let a garage do the job.but buy the new shaft then take it with you for garage to replace be cheaper take own parts help cut down costs for part just pay for labor.
Instructions 1.Set the vehicle transmission in "Park" and engage the emergency brake before attempting to remove the front right axle. Place wood blocks behind the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling and loosen the lug nuts one complete turn on the right front wheel with a tire tool.
2. .Lift the front passenger side of the vehicle with a floor jack and slide a jack stand under the vehicle frame near the wheel. Lower the floor jack so the vehicle is sitting on the jack stand and move the floor jack out of the way.
3. Remove the lug nuts with the tire tool and set the front passenger wheel out of the way. Take the cap off the end of the axle with a standard screwdriver and remove the cotter pin from the axle with a pair of pliers.
4. Slide the crown washer off the axle and loosen the axle nut with a crescent wrench. Unfasten the top and bottom bolts that secure the brake caliper to the rotor with a socket wrench and slide the bolts out of the caliper.
5. Lift the brake caliper off the rotor and remove the brake pads from the caliper. Suspend the brake caliper from the vehicle frame with a wire hanger and take the rotor off the axle.
6. Unfasten the thru-bolt on the vertical sway bar with a socket wrench and remove the bolt from the sway bar. Take the channel bolt out from between the sway bar and lower A-arm that the thru-bolt ran through, and loosen the bolts that secure the front right axle to the center flange with a socket wrench and breaker bar. You may need to loosen the bolts with the breaker bar before removing them with the socket wrench.
7. Slide the front right axle off the center flange and let it rest on the A-arm. Lift the front passenger side up with the floor jack to get enough room between the steering knuckle and A-arm and slide the axle out of the vehicle. Install in reverse order.
TO REMOVE FRONT WHEEL BEARING.YOU NEED TO SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS.MAKE SURE SITTING ON LEVEL SOLID GROUND.BEFORE RAISING VECHICLE OFF GROUND YOU NEED TO LOOSEN HALF SHAFT AXLE NUT JUST A LITTLE BECAUSE WHEEL IN THE AIR HARD TO LOOSEN AXLE NUT WHEN YOU HAVE HOLD THE WHEEL WHILE LOOSEN THE AXLE NUT WHICH IS TORQUE ON ABOUT 200 FT LBS.USING A SIX POINT AXLE SOCKET SOCKET SIZE COULD BE 34 OR 35 METRIC 1/2 INCH SOCKET.YOU NEED 1/2 INCH BREAKER BAR.ONCE YOU LOOSEN AXLE NUT A LITTLE THEN RAISE VECHICLE THEN REMOVE WHEEL.THEN FINISHING REMOVING AXLE NUT AND WASHER.THEN REMOVE THE CALIPER FROM THE STEERING KNUCKLE AND SUPPORT IT ASIDE USING A PIECE OF WIRE.REMOVE BRAKE ROTOR.THEN REMOVE THE 3 HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY BOLTS. USE A SWIVEL SOCKET GOING TO BE HARD TO REACH SPOT WITH A REGULAR SOCKET. REMOVE THE HALF SHAFT FROM THE HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY.REMOVE HUB AND BEARING ASSEMBLY. PUT EVERY THING BACK VISA VERSA. TORQUE HUB BEARING BOLTS TO 70 FT LBS. TORQUE AXLE NUT 284 FT LBS IF YOUR CAR IS 1998 MODEL AND TORQUE AXLE NUT 100 FT LBS FOR THE 1999 TO 2001 MODELS.THE WHEEL HAS TO BE ON THE GROUND JUST ENOUGH TO KEEP IT FROM TURNING.DONT LET ALL THE CAR WEIGHT DOWN UNTIL YOU HAVE TORQUE WHEEL TO THE RIGHT TORQUE.LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.
the hard part is getting the bearing out of the knuckle . I have seen tecks cut the u joint out with a torch so they don't have to mess with the bearing. but her is a good trick . leave all the steering together just remove the rotor s and calipers loosen the bolts that hold the hub to the knuckle about 3/8 of a inch out then using a socket and small extention on the bolt turn the steering wheel (with the engine running)so it binds on the axle tube us te hydrolic pressur of the steering to press the bearing out . it really works.on the right side axle put a mighty vac on the 4x4 acuator to hold the collar when removing the axle Hope this helps
before removning tire loosen lug nuts and axle nuts a little bit not all the way .to loosen axle nut you need a 1/2 inch break bar with deep socket or 1/2 battery power impact wrench.then raise vechicle use jack stands block rear wheels .then remove wheel disconnect wheel speed sensor .remove brake caliper and bracket then rotor .half shaft bolt.you need a tool remove front hub and bearings as a unit.from axle shaft.
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REMOVAL&INSTALLATION Removal & Installation 4.8L, 5.3L And 6.0L Engines
Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Protective shields, as necessary
Starter solenoid shield
Starter-to-transmission close out cover bolt
Engine oil level sensor connection
On 4WD, front axle mounting bracket through bolt nut
Reposition the front axle mounting bracket through bolt until the bolt tip is flush with the support bushing. Do not remove the bolt.
Mounting bolts from the engine block. Slide the starter forward until the starter clears the transmission.
Starter transmission close out cover
Positive battery cable and wiring harness from the starter
Starter from the vehicle
Starter removal—4.8L, 5.3L and 6.0L engines
Install or connect the following:
Positive battery cable to the starter. Tighten the nut to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
Starter transmission close out cover
Mounting bolts to the engine block and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
Reposition the front axle mounting bracket through bolt until the bolt is fully seated.
Front axle mounting bracket through bolt nut and tighten to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)