Rear CV axle

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RUZAK5
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  • 2006 HONDA CRV
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
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How do I replace the rear passenger side axle in my 2006 Honda CRV All Wheel Drive? I actually want to replace the rear wheel bearing but I assume I have to remove the rear axle first.

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Ed
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Monday, October 5th, 2015 AT 6:08 AM

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KEN
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Hello,

Here is an excellent guide on how to do the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-cv-axle-bearing

Here is how you change the CV axle

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-cv-axle

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, October 5th, 2015 AT 7:13 AM
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FERNALYNF
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I would like to know how to remove and replace the left rear CV axle. I have done front ones.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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See pics for removal, install you must put shaft to wheel first then to diff. You also need a new nut for install for axle. Torque nut to 134 ft. Lb. Lug nuts to 80 ft. Lb.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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The easy way is to get both replacement rear half-shafts then jack up the car, support it under the lower control arm mounts. Drain the oil out of the differential, remove the EVAP can, and the damper from the differential, then drop the differential down while pulling the inner CV joints out of the housing. Watch out for the ABS tone rings. Remove the outer axle nuts and push the outer CVs free of the hubs. Reverse to install the new ones. Refill the differential. You use the same process for a single axle so it is better to just do both and avoid the extra labor later.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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FERNALYNF
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Thank you HMAC300 and Steve for your response.
I am somewhat intimidated by the thought of removing all those parts to lower the differential.
Is it really that much more difficult to go at it from the hub end seeing as I am only replacing the one axle?If so what must be detached. Thanks.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Just heavy steve's way is probably easier as you can use a jack just do the instructions already sent if you only want to replace the one.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 AT 11:07 AM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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The problem with trying to remove the hub end is that all of the parts are adjustable and effect the alignment. The lower 2 bolts are cam bolts that set rear toe and camber. If you try doing it the way you would a front axle you will need to have a full alignment done. The parts that come out to drop the differential are actually not that hard to remove, and you don't alter alignment.
It just sounds like it's more difficult but it's actually easier in the end.
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