DRAIN AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
DRAIN TRANSFER OIL (for 4WD)
REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB LH NUT
Using SST and a hammer, unstake the staked part of the axle hub LH nut. SST 09930-00010
NOTICE: Loosen the staked part of the nut completely, otherwise the screw of the drive shaft may be damaged.
While applying the brakes, remove the lock axle hub LH nut.
SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY LH
Remove the nut, and separate the stabilizer link assembly LH.
HINT: If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud.
SEPARATE SPEED SENSOR FRONT LH
Remove the bolt and clip, and separate the sensor wire and hose from the shock absorber.
NOTICE: Be careful not to damage the speed sensor.
Remove the bolt, and separate the speed sensor from LH from the steering knuckle.
NOTICE: Prevent foreign matter from adhering to the speed sensor.
SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY LH
Remove the cotter pin and nut.
SEPARATE NO.1 FRONT SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY LOWER
Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, and separate the No.1 front suspension arm sub-assembly lower from the lower ball joint.
SEPARATE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY LH
Using a plastic hammer, separate the drive shaft from the axle hub.
NOTICE: Be careful not to damage the boot and speed sensor rotor.
REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY LH
Using SST remove the front drive shaft assembly LH. SST 09520-01010, 09520-24010 (09520-32040)
Be careful not to damage the transaxle case oil seal, inboard joint boot and drive shaft dust cover.
Be careful not to drop the drive shaft assembly.
REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY RH (for 2WD)
Using a screwdriver, remove the bearing brake hole snap ring.
Remove the bolt and front drive shaft assembly RH from the drive shaft bearing bracket.
REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY RH (for 4WD)
Using SST, remove the front drive shaft assembly RH. SST 09520-01010, 09520-24010 (09520-32040)
HINT: Overhaul the side following the same procedures as for the LH side.
When removing and installing the front drive shaft assembly RH in 4WD vehicle, be sure to first drain all the transaxle oil and transfer oil. If removal and installation is carried out without draining these oils, the transfer oil will flow into the transaxle side. Extensive cleaning will be required if the two oils mix.
Do not damage the oil seal and dust cover.
Move the drive shaft assembly while keeping it level.