Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Disconnect ABS wheel speed sensor, and remove harness from clips. Remove stabilizer shaft link. Insert drift into caliper and rotor (to prevent it from turning), and remove axle shaft nut and washer.
It is unnecessary to remove suspension components for Lumina model. Go to step 3. Disconnect outer tie rod from steering knuckle by removing nut, loosening jam (adjuster) nut, and pulling tie rod with Universal Steering Linkage Puller (J-24319-B). Remove cotter pin from lower control arm-to-knuckle ball stud nut. Loosen nut. Install Ball Joint/Stud Separator (J-41820), separate ball stud from knuckle, and remove ball stud nut.
Separate axle shaft from axle shaft bearing using Hub Spindle Remover (J-42129). Nut can be partially reinstalled to protect threads.
For right-side of Intrigue, top and front transaxle brace bolts must be removed for tool access. Remove axle shaft from transaxle using Axle Shaft Remover (J-33008-A), Axle Shaft Remover Extension (J-29794) and Slide Hammer (J-2619-01).
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 1:48 AM