That really depends on you, the tools you have available and your level of ambition.
Properly raise the car, tire comes off, the center nut must be removed, the lower ball joint's castle nut be taken off, the joint seperated, caliper of brake taken off and hung out of way, pull the wheel bearing outwardallowing the axle to slide out of the bearing assembly. Pop the axle out of the transmission and remove. Insert new and reassemble.
The big issue is the nut on the axle as it takes a large socket. Use a chisel to open the detended locking section. Nut is like a 24mm.
A pry bar to help seperate the ball joint is usually needed.
While working on this project, look at the brake pads for wear and examine the rotors as well.
I enjoy doing the work and have gotten so I can do one in about 30 minutes. But allow a couple of hours for yourself.
Thursday, October 25th, 2007 AT 4:50 PM