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1.Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove wheel bearing hub nut from end of drive axle. Remove disc brake caliper, and suspend out of way. DO NOT allow caliper to hang by hydraulic hose. If necessary, disconnect ABS wheel sensor, and wire aside. 2.Separate tie rod end from steering knuckle. Remove axle shaft from steering knuckle hub using a soft mallet. On models with ball and cage type right axle shaft, remove support bearing retainer-to-engine block bolts. See Fig. 4 . 3.On all models, pry right axle shaft from transaxle using screwdriver. See Fig. 1 . On M/T models, pry left axle shaft from transaxle using screwdriver. On A/T models, insert screwdriver through right axle shaft hole in differential, and drive out left axle shaft.
Install NEW circlip onto stub shaft of inner joint. Replace axle shaft oil seal in differential. Lubricate seal lip with transaxle oil. To install, reverse removal procedure. Try to pull slide joint housing out of differential by hand to ensure circlip is engaged. Tighten nuts and bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Check transaxle fluid level.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 12:39 PM