LEFT DRIVE AXLE SHAFT
Raise and support vehicle. Remove skid plate (if equipped). Remove wheel. Remove stabilizer
bar from lower control arm. If both ends of stabilizer bar are being removed, DO NOT mix left
and right stabilizer bar components.
CAUTION: DO NOT use wedge type remover tool on tie rod end. Damage to
tie rod end will result.
Disconnect left outer tie rod end from steering knuckle using Steering Linkage Puller (J-24319-
01 ). Wire tie rod aside. Insert a long drift through caliper and into disc rotor vanes to prevent
rotation. Remove axle hub nut and washer from drive axle shaft CV joint. See Fig. 2. Loosen 6
drive axle shaft flange bolts securing tripod joint housing to axle carrier output shaft drive
Fig. 2: Left Drive Axle Shaft With Tripod & CV Joints
Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Remove brakeline bracket from upper control arm. Remove shock absorber from lower control
arm mounting bracket. Install floor stand or jack under lower control arm near ball joint to
maintain spring tension and lower control arm position.
Remove nut securing upper ball joint to steering knuckle. Separate upper ball joint stud from
knuckle. Using shop towel, cover lower shock mount ears on lower control arm to prevent CV
joint boot damage when removing axle shaft. Install Puller (J-28733 ) to left rotor to push CV
joint splined shaft through hub splines.
Remove 6 drive axle shaft flange bolts retaining tripod joint housing to axle carrier output shaft
drive flange. DO NOT allow drive axle shaft to hang free. Pull slightly outward on top of
steering knuckle to enable drive axle shaft removal. DO NOT stretch brake hose. Remove drive
Before installing drive axle shaft, inspect inner wheel bearing seal on rear of knuckle. Replace,
if required, using Seal Installer (J-36605 ). Lube seal lip.
To install the drive axle shaft, reverse removal procedure. Tighten all retaining bolts and nuts to
specification. Refer to TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
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