AXLE SHAFT REMOVAL

2003 Ford Focus

Tiny

saloddo

April, 29, 2007 AT 4:19 PM

I have a torn cv joint boot and you can fix it by removing the whole axle shaft and replacing it with another on. How do you reomve the old axle shaft?

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Tiny

CraigFL

April, 30, 2007 AT 6:50 AM

I have done it on two Escorts and I suspect it would be similar for your Focus. The two most difficult parts to do are: 1. Popping the axle shaft out of the transaxle. I wasn't able to pull or pry with a bar like the manual shows. I found that placing two strategically placed wedges between the axle and the housing and tapping on them finally released the axle.
2. Pressing/knocking/pulling the splined axle out of the hub was also difficult.
The rest is simple disassembly and reassembly.

Look to the LH directory here for general info.

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