Mechanics

REPLACING BOTH FRONT AXLES

1999 Nissan Sentra

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1999 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 197000 miles

Left and right, step by step guide from anyone possibly?
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Unrealr
April 12, 2010.



Removal

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1.Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove wheel bearing hub nut from end of drive axle. Remove disc brake caliper, and suspend out of way. DO NOT allow caliper to hang by hydraulic hose. If necessary, disconnect ABS wheel sensor, and wire aside. 2.Separate tie rod end from steering knuckle. Remove axle shaft from steering knuckle hub using a soft mallet. On models with ball and cage type right axle shaft, remove support bearing retainer-to-engine block bolts. See Fig. 4 . 3.On all models, pry right axle shaft from transaxle using screwdriver. See Fig. 1 . On M/T models, pry left axle shaft from transaxle using screwdriver. On A/T models, insert screwdriver through right axle shaft hole in differential, and drive out left axle shaft.


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Install NEW circlip onto stub shaft of inner joint. Replace axle shaft oil seal in differential. Lubricate seal lip with transaxle oil. To install, reverse removal procedure. Try to pull slide joint housing out of differential by hand to ensure circlip is engaged. Tighten nuts and bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Check transaxle fluid level.


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Merlin2021
Apr 13, 2010.
I have both axles - do I need to buy other stuff?

Tiny
Unrealr
Apr 13, 2010.
Only any tools you might need.

Merlin2021
Apr 13, 2010.
The NEW circlip is part of the axle? And what about the transaxle oil?

Tiny
Unrealr
Apr 13, 2010.
Clip is on the new axle, yep oil will be needed, some will come out with the old axles. Use a bucket!

Merlin2021
Apr 13, 2010.