Removal (All Models)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove axle shaft nut cotter pin, and loosen axle shaft nut. Remove engine undercover (if equipped). Drain transaxle fluid.
Remove lower ball joint-to-lower control arm or steering knuckle mounting bolts, and separate lower ball joint from steering knuckle. Remove tie rod from steering knuckle. On all models, insert pry bar between transaxle case and inner CV joint housing. DO NOT damage oil seal. . Pry axle shaft assembly from differential.
On Sonata V6, insert pry bar between center bearing bracket and CV joint housing to remove right axle shaft. Release drive belt automatic tensioner. Remove generator. Remove center bearing bracket mounting bolts. To remove bracket, insert pry bar between center bearing bracket and cylinder block. Remove intermediate shaft..
On all models, using a universal puller, press outer CV joint axle shaft through wheel hub. DO NOT allow hub spacer (if equipped) to fall out when removing shaft.