There is a snap ring that holds them in. You need to give them a good tug. I have attached our removal and installation and a pic for you.
Do you see the snap ring item number 21.............that is what is holding it.
FRONT AXLE SHAFT
Raise and support vehicle. On Hombre, use Torsion Bar Loader/Unloader (J 36202) to unload torsion bars. Record number of turns required to unload torsion bars for installation reference. On all models, remove hub, brake caliper, brake rotor and steering knuckle. Remove clamp, inner boot and "C" clip. See Fig. 3. Remove axle shaft. Remove mounting bracket bolts. Remove inner joint case from bracket.
Fig. 3: Exploded View Of Front Drive Axle (Typical)
Courtesy of ISUZU MOTOR CO.
To install, reverse removal procedure. On Hombre, apply pre-measured amount of CV joint grease supplied with kit into boot and around bearings. On all other models, pack about 5.3 ozs. (150 g) of CV joint grease into boot and joint. Install snap ring with opening away from ball groove. Equalize air pressure within boot by lifting seating area with screwdriver. Ensure boot is not distorted. Install clamp.
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM