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TOYOTA MATRIX AXLE PROBLEM

2003 Toyota Matrix • 10,000 miles

How to remove axle
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April 6, 2013.



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1. DRAIN MANUAL TRANSAXLE OIL (M/T TRANSAXLE) Torque: 39.2 Nm (400 kgf-cm, 29 ft. Lbs.)
2. DRAIN AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (A/T TRANSAXLE) Torque: 2WD: 17.5 Nm (178 kgf-cm, 13 ft. Lbs.)
4WD: 49 Nm (500 kgf-cm, 36 ft. Lbs.)

3. DRAIN TRANSFER OIL (4WD DRIVE TYPE)
HINT: Perform the procedure only when removing the RH side.

Torque: 49 Nm (500 kgf-cm, 36 ft. Lbs.)

4. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
5. REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER LH

6. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB LH NUT
a. Using SST and a hammer, unstake the staked part of the hub LH nut. SST 09930-00010
b. While applying the brakes, remove the hub LH nut.
NOTICE: Loosen the staked part of the nut completely, otherwise the screw of the drive shaft may be damaged.

7. SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSY LH
a. Remove the nut and separate the front stabilizer link assy LH from the shock absorber assy front LH.
HINT: If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud.

8. SEPARATE SPEED SENSOR FRONT LH (W/ABS)

a. Remove the bolt, separate the speed sensor front LH and flexible hose from the shock absorber assy front LH.

B. Remove the bolt, separate the speed sensor front LH from the steering knuckle.

9. SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSY LH
a. Remove the cotter pin and nut.
B. Using SST, separate the tie rod end sub-assy LH from the steering knuckle. SST 09628-62011

10. SEPARATE FRONT SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSY LOWER No. 1 LH
a. Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, separate the front suspension arm sub-assy lower No. 1 LH from the lower ball joint.

11. SEPARATE FRONT AXLE ASSY LH
a. Using a plastic hammer, separate the front drive shaft assy LH from the front axle assy LH.
NOTICE: •Be careful not to damage the boot.
•w/ ABS: Be careful not to damage the speed sensor rotor.

12. REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY LH
a. Using SST, remove the front drive shaft assy LH. SST 09520-01010, 09520-24010 (09520-32040)
NOTICE: •Be careful not to damage the oil seal, boot and dust cover.
•Be careful not to drop the drive shaft assy.
HINT: In case of not being able to remove the drive shaft at the position of the illustration (A), hook the claw of SST to the position of the illustration (B) remove it

13. REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY RH (2WD DRIVE TYPE)
HINT: Remove the RH side by the same procedures as the LH side.

NOTICE: •Be careful not to damage the oil seal, boot and dust cover.
•Be careful not to drop the drive shaft assy.

14. REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY RH (4WD DRIVE TYPE)
a. Remove the bearing lock bolt.
B. Using screwdriver, remove the hole snap ring and front drive shaft assy RH