Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Disconnect ABS speed sensor (if applicable). Remove cotter pin and axle shaft lock nut cap. Apply brakes, and remove axle shaft bearing lock nut. Remove engine undercover. Drain transaxle fluid into proper container. Disconnect tie rods from steering knuckle.
Disconnect steering knuckle from lower control arm. Using a plastic hammer, separate right side axle shaft from bearing hub. Use a brass drift and hammer to separate left side axle shaft from transaxle. Remove snap ring. Use caution to prevent damage to speed sensor serrations on axle shaft.
Friday, August 5th, 2011 AT 9:48 PM