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Replacing both u-joints on front axle .What size is the axle nut .


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SOURCE: u-joint replacement

Yes, but the cost of the u-joints/cv-joints (both ends) plus the labor involved in swapping out the u-joints, make a good argument for just replacing the half shaft as a unit. It's a lot quicker and cleaner.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009



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SOURCE: How do replace front axle bearings on a 92 jeep

You have to pull off the wheel, brake assembly, and rotor. If it is a 4x4, i suggest you take it to a mechanic. If it isn't, once you pull all that off you will see a little cap cover. take a small screwdriver and pop off the cap. There will be a clip. pull off the clip and pull out the axle bearing. Make sure you grease the axle bearings before you put the new one in. Then put it back together in the reverse of these instructions. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 02, 2009



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SOURCE: replacing a rear axle on a 94 jeep grand cherokee 2wd

take the rear cover off of the rear end. make sure you have something to let the fluid drain in. turn the carrier until you see a 5/16ths bolt. take the bolt out and let the pin in the center of the carrier slide down enough to be able to slide the axle inward. that will release the c-clip. then when the c-clip i removed you can just pull the axle out of the houseing but mak sure to not let the carrier spin any while you are pulling the axle out.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009


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SOURCE: Need help removing Cv axles front 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4

I'd like to take the time to walk you through it , but sounds like you might prefer pictures as well so go to ( and sign up for free, & get parts prices, as well as access to repair manuals with pictures & step by step instructions.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

Richard Scordino

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SOURCE: how hard is it to replace the cv joints in the

If you have never done this work before it is a 6 of 10. If you have any experience at all, it's about a 4.
Basic instructions are to remove the center cap from the wheel and put it back on the car. Put car on the ground. Use a socket fitted with a solid breaker bar (not jointed) and use a 5foot pipe over the bar to break the axle nut free. (remove cotter pin before putting wheel back on) Nut torque is 175lbs so expect it to be tight.
Remove the wheel, caliper and rotor, remove the three 12point bolts from behind the hub bearing bot not all the way. Use a socket you don't want and place it on one of the 12 point bolts and hit it with a large hammer.
Alternate position of the socket from one side to the other so the bearing is driven out straight. Once the bearing is free, fully remove the bolts and pull the axle through the bearing hole in the knuckle.
When replacing the axle keep the end from dragging along the bottom of the axle tube. If that happens you risk pushing the inner seal next to the carrier bearing out of the tube (lots more work to replace that)
Remainder of the job is just putting everything back together..

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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What size is the axle nut on a 97 jeep grand cherokee 4X4 5.2? Also what size are the E-torx on the back side of the hub?

my socket set goes to 1-1/4": and 36mm.
my e-torx kit has all sizes, one can need.
with no sets. you must measure them. it's not covered in the FSM.
only 175ft/lbs on the axle nut and need for a torque wrench that big.
kit 1:

the better question is ,is the axle nut SAE or metric.
most real Chrysler built are metric.
so that big nut, at that torque needs 1/2' drive
and the torque wrench to match.
id bet this covers that

you could off the hub cap and measure the nut, with a metric rule.
the external torx same. with a caliper measure the head.
then use the e-torx table to mach it.
bet the first ever to post that. its rare to ask.
most folks just have the 2 sets. ( a life time investment if ever there was)
here is the table i uses, if ever

good luck working with only 2 bits.

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Jeep actual made this pretty easy to do.

Remove the caliper and rotor.

Remove the axle nut.

Remove the three bolts that secure the wheel bearing to the knuckle.

Remove the wheel bearing.

The axle will slide out the opening of the knuckle that the wheel bearing sits in.

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