Front CV axle removal

Tiny
MIGUEL OVIEDO
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  • 2004 FORD FREESTAR
  • 2.2L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
What is the right procedure to replace the CV axle? Front CV axle drive, driver side is going to be replaced. Which bolts should be loosened?
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 10:26 AM

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Tiny
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Place car on stands under body. Remove wheel and undo drive shaft nut and remove brake caliper, do not disconnect hose, hang to one side with a hook. Remove steering tie rod end, remove lower ball joint pinch bolt and drop lower arm enough to remove ball joint stub, with a soft hammer knock the drive shaft end from the stub as you lift and turn the stub up, this will allow the drive spline to be removed from the stub, the drive shaft then can be removed from the transmission, you will require a pry bar to flick the end loose as it is retained by a "C clip. A new drive shaft nut should be used as also new split pins that are removed. The new drive shaft nut is torqued to 150Nm ideally a new lower ball joint retention bolt and nut should be used and a new chaft C clip if the old shaft is being used, I would also be replacing the transmission out put seal as well, all these parts are cheap and readily available.
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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 AT 5:34 AM
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Here is a guide that will give you an idea of what you are in for,

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

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 AT 6:55 PM

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