Mechanics

DO YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE BALL JOINTS TO CHANGE THE CV AXLES

1994 Mazda b4000 • 159,000 miles

I need to know if I will have to remove the ball joints to change the cv axles
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Rwp6495
August 25, 2011.



FRONT AXLE DRIVE SHAFT (DANA 28 AND DANA 35)
REMOVAL/INSPECTION/INSTALLATION

1. Remove ABS speed sensor, if necessary.
2. Jack up the vehicle and support it with safety stands.
3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
4. Remove the caliper.
5. Remove the hub assembly.

AUTOMATIC LOCKING HUB ASSEMBLY

1. Remove in the order shown in the illustration.

Spacer (3)

1. Remove the snap ring.
2. Remove the axle shaft spacers.

Locking Key (5)

* Remove the locking key, using a magnet.

NOTE: Rotate the adjusting nut to relieve pressure from the locking key.

MANUAL LOCKING HUB ASSEMBLY

REMOVAL

1. Remove in the order shown in the illustration, referring to the following notes: Spacer (3)

1. Remove the snap ring.
2. Remove the axle shaft spacers.

Outer Locknut (4)

* Remove the outer locknut with the special Service Tool (SST).

Inner Locknut (6)

* Loosen the inner locknut with the SST.

Front Axle Drive Shaft (Dana 28 and Dana 35)

6. Remove in the order shown in the figure,
7. Inspect all of the parts and repair or replace as necessary.
8. Install in the reverse order of removal,

Note: * The construction of the Dana 28 and Dana 35 axles are the same; their removal, disassembly, assembly and installations will be explained together.

1. Disc plate
2. Outer bearing
3. Seal
4. Inner bearing
5. Inner bearing cup
6. Outer bearing cup
7. Spindle
8. Spindle seat
9. Splash shield
10. Clamps
11. Front axle drive shaft Disassembly/Assembly
12. Rubber boot
13. Oil seal
14. Bearing
15. Slinger
16. Seal Remove the seal using Seal Remover TOOL-1175-AC, or equivalent and the SST. Discard the seal.

Note: * SST number: 49 0223 630B Impact Slide Hammer

Inner bearing cup

1. On Dana 35 axles, remove the inner bearing cup using Bearing Cup Puller D78 P-1225-B, or equivalent.
2. On Dana 28 axles, remove the inner bearing cup using Bearing Cup Puller 177F-1 102-A and Slide Hammer D78P-100-A, or equivalents. Outer bearing cup

1. On Dana 35 axles, remove the outer bearing cup using Bearing Cup Puller D78P-1225-B, or equivalent.
2. On Dana 28 axles, remove the outer bearing cup using Bearing Cup Puller T77F-1102-A and Slide Hammer D78P-100-A, or equivalents. Spindle

Tap the spindle with a plastic hammer to remove it from the knuckle.
Clamps
If removing the right front drive axle shaft, mark the yoke and front drive axle shaft prior to separation.
Rubber boot
If removing the right front drive axle shaft, remove the rubber boot from the front drive axle shaft.
Oil seal

1. On Dana 35 axles, remove the oil seal using the SST and Seal Remover TOOL-1175-AC, or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 0223 630B Impact Slide Hammer

2. On Dana 28 axles, remove the oil seal using the SST and Bearing Cup Puller T77F-1102-A, or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 0223 630B Impact Slide Hammer

Bearing

1. On Dana 35 axles, remove the bearing using the SST and Seal Remover TOOL- 1175-AC, or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 0223 630B Impact Slide Hammer

2. On Dana 28 axles, remove the bearing using the SST and Bearing Cup Puller T77F-1102-A, or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 0223 630B Impact Slide Hammer

Slinger
Remove the slinger by driving it off with a hammer.

Install a new slinger using a press and the SST.

Bearing
Install the bearing using the SSTs.

Note: * Install the bearing with the manufacturer's identification facing outward.
* Clean all dirt and grease from the bearing bore. The bearing bore must be free from nicks and burrs

Oil seal
Install the oil seal using the SSTs.

Note: Apply high temperature grease to the oil seal.

Rubber boot
If installing the right front drive axle shaft, install the rubber boot onto the front drive axle shaft.
Clamps
If installing the right front drive axle shaft, refer to the following: (1) Align the marks made during removal.
(2) Install the clamps using Clamp Pliers T63P-9171-A, or equivalent.

Spindle
Install the spindle and nuts.
Tightening torque: 54-68 N.M {5.6-6.9 kgf.M, 40-50 ft. Lbf}
Inner bearing cup
Install the inner bearing cup using the SST and Bearing Cup Replacer T73T-4222-B or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 F027 003 Driver Handle

Outer bearing cup
Install the outer bearing cup using the SST and Bearing Cup Replacer T73T-4222-B, or equivalent.

Note: * SST number: 49 F027 003 Driver Handle

Inner and outer bearing
Pack the bearings with high temperature grease.
Seal
Install the seal using the SSTs.

Note: * Apply high temperature grease to the seal.

AUTOMATIC LOCKING HUB ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION
Install in the reverse order of removal, referring to the following notes: Adjusting Nut (6)

1. Loosen the adjusting nut using the Special Service Tool (SST).
2. Rotate the disc plate counterclockwise while tightening the adjusting nut to 47 Nm {4.8 kgf.M 35 ft. Lbs.} Using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 037 Hex Locknut Wrench

3. Spin the disc plate and loosen the adjusting nut one quarter turn (90°) using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 037 Hex Locknut Wrench

4. Tighten the adjusting nut to 1.8 Nm (18.3 kgf. Cm 16 inch lbs.) Using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 037 Hex Locknut Wrench

5. Check the wheel bearing play. Wheel bearing play should be within 0.00 - 0.08 mm (0.00 - 0.003 inch).
6. Attach a pull scale to a wheel lug bolt. And measure the frictional force. Frictional force should be 2.8 Nm (2.85 kgf. Cm 25 inch lbs.).

Locking Key (5)

* Install the locking key.

WARNING: The wheel and tire assembly may come off if the locking key is damaged.

NOTE: Align the closest lug in the adjusting nut with the center of the knuckle key slot.

Cam Assembly (4)

* Install the cam assembly.

CAUTION: Use extreme care when installing the cam key in the knuckle key slot.

NOTE: Align the cam key on the cam assembly with the knuckle key slot.

Automatic Locking Hub Assembly (2)

* Install the automatic locking hub assembly.

NOTE: Align the three legs with the three notches in the cam assembly.

MANUAL LOCKING HUB ASSEMBLY
INSTALLATION
Install in the reverse order of removal, referring to the following notes: Inner Locknut (6)

1. Install the inner locknut using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 042 Hub Locknut Wrench

2. Rotate the disc plate counterclockwise while tightening the inner locknut to 47 Nm {4.8 kgf-m, 35 ft. Lbs.} Using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 042 Hub Locknut Wrench

3. Spin the disc plate and loosen the inner locknut one quarter turn (90°) using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 042 Hub Locknut Wrench

4. Tighten the inner locknut to 1.8 Nm (18.3 kgf. Cm 16 inch lbs.) Using the SST.

NOTE: SST number: 49 UN01 042 Hub Locknut Wrench

Washer (5)
Install the washer.

NOTE: Tighten the inner locknut slightly to align the locknut pin with the washer hole.

Outer Locknut (4)

1. Tighten the outer locknut to 203 Nm (20.7 kgf.M 150 ft. Lbs.) With the SST.
2. Check the wheel bearing play. Wheel bearing play should be within 0.00 - 0.08 mm (0.00 - 0.003 inch).
3. Attach a pull scale to a wheel lug bolt, and measure the frictional force. Frictional force should be 2.8 Nm (28.5 kgf. Cm 25 inch lbs.).

Spacer (3)

1. Install the axle shaft spacers.
2. Install the snap ring.

Wrenchtech
Aug 25, 2011.