Mechanics

AXLE SHAFT REMOVAL

2003 Ford Focus

I have a torn cv joint boot and you can fix it by removing the whole axle shaft and replacing it with another on. How do you reomve the old axle shaft?
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Saloddo
April 29, 2007.




I have done it on two Escorts and I suspect it would be similar for your Focus. The two most difficult parts to do are: 1. Popping the axle shaft out of the transaxle. I wasn't able to pull or pry with a bar like the manual shows. I found that placing two strategically placed wedges between the axle and the housing and tapping on them finally released the axle.
2. Pressing/knocking/pulling the splined axle out of the hub was also difficult.
The rest is simple disassembly and reassembly.

Look to the LH directory here for general info.

Tiny
CraigFL
Apr 30, 2007.


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