Passenger side CV axle removal

Tiny
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  • 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
How can I remove my passenger side CV axle? The first half came off. Some people say you can take it out with just removing the carrier keeper and not removing the four 16mm bracket bolts. I was able to take three of the four bolts out, but the fourth one is on the bottom backside.
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Friday, December 18th, 2020 AT 9:26 AM

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Tiny
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You have actually disassembled the half shaft and you didn't have to do that. You removed the bearing from the housing which is what you would do if you are rebuilding it but that is not that common anymore.

I am attaching the process from the manual on how to replace this. You should at this point be able to use a pry bar and pop the axle out of the trans. Take a look number 7 for more detail. However, if you have not removed the support bolts then that will be an issue. What you most likely need is a swivel socket and an extension so that you can get on the bolt.

If you can't figure out how to get to it, can you get a picture the bolt and we will see if we can come up with some other ideas on how to get to it? Thanks
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Friday, December 18th, 2020 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Which spot should I pry it out of the closer 1 or the further 1 back by the transaxle?
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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Sorry. I meant to attach a picture showing this. You don't want to pry close to the transaxle. You will want to use a little more leverage and if you look at the second attachment, you will see the portion of the axle that you disassembled and they are prying just behind that which is where I am pointing to as well on your picture.

Hope this helps. Thanks
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 5:56 AM
Tiny
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How or what can I fit behind there?
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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I mean the car is barley off the ground so I can't get to it but at so many different angles.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 9:56 AM
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Or can I keep that half that's in and just take off half of the new 1 and connect it?
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 10:32 AM
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Like this part:
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Okay. If you are on the ground then you are most likely going to need to use a slide hammer. I attached a picture below.

You can use this to pull it straight out at you by just using the hook or some other attachment that it has to hook onto the half shaft and then the shock of the slide will pull it out.

These are available at most all parts stores.
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Sunday, December 20th, 2020 AT 4:57 PM
Tiny
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So can I use these 2 rental tools? Where do I put it on?
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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I doubt you will be able to use the axle puller as you don't have any threads to attach that. You are going to have use one of the hooks that I circled in the attachments below. Basically you are going to have to figure it out what what is provided there because this is not a set process to do it this way.

This is what this slide hammer was made for but because you have it half way disassembled, it is going to have to be figured out with what they have available.
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Monday, December 21st, 2020 AT 7:14 PM

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