Sorry about that .. my mind must have been somewhere else !! .. LOL
You do not need to remove the transmission.
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels and splash shields. Drain transaxle fluid. Disconnect tie rods from steering arms. Disconnect stabilizer link (if equipped).
Remove ball joint stud clamp bolts and nuts. Pull down lower control arms to separate lower arms from knuckles. Remove right joint shaft bracket (if equipped).
Remove half-shafts by carefully prying between shaft and transaxle case. Support half-shafts using wire. Remove oil seals.
Using appropriate seal replacer, install oil seals. Replace circlip on end of half-shafts. Install half-shafts. Attach ball joints to knuckles. Install tie rod ends, and tighten nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Install ball joint bolts and nuts. Install stabilizer link assemblies (if applicable). Turn nuts on each link assembly until 1.00 (25.4 mm) of bolt thread can be measured from upper nut. Secure upper nut, and back off lower nut until torque of 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-23 N.m) is reached.
Install splash shields and front wheels. Refer to appropriate automatic transmission servicing article in TRANSMISSION SERVICING for specified transaxle fluid. Check for leaks.
Hope this helps
Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM