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How to change a CV axle...

can anybody help me out with this?....it doesnt seem like it would b that hard...but iunno if i should do it or take it to a shop n let em rape me...any pointers or maybe walkthroughs

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i will be doing this......... this weekend...


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ok...i did sum research on changing em and i think im gonna leave it to sumbody that actually knows wat their doin lol...plus it'll probly b a bitch to do on jackstands..i got quoted 125 in labor which i dont think is bad..and i have a new axle on order for 59$...so under 200 when its all said and done seems decent to me

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ok...i did sum research on changing em and i think im gonna leave it to sumbody that actually knows wat their doin lol...plus it'll probly b a bitch to do on jackstands..i got quoted 125 in labor which i dont think is bad..and i have a new axle on order for 59$...so under 200 when its all said and done seems decent to me

From what I understand it's a bitchy process. Probably worth it to just have it done for that price.



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i will be doing this......... this weekend...


i will let you know
Hey Pipeline, yes please let us know how you make out. I'm very interested myself. I have a 03 Altima 3.5 auto. Which model do you own?.
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CV Axles are a cinch to remove/install. If you feel comfortable with removing your suspension components than you should be able to do your CV axles as well.

*Drivers side*
Once your car is safe on Jack stands you remove your tire, tie-rod and swaybar.

Then you remove the cotter pin and axle nut on the CV axle.

Place a block of wood over the end of the CV axle and hammer away until it comes loose. Your not trying to pound it out just knock it loose.

Where the CV axle goes into your gearbox you should see a slot that you can use a large screwdriver to seperate the axle from the gearbox. It is held in by pressure from a ring on the part of the axle that is out of sight inside the gearbox.

Once you get the CV axle loose you can pull it out of the gear box and the wheel bearing, you will loose some transmission fluid here.

To install you just go in reverse, you may need to use the wood block again to fully seat the axle into the gearbox. Just make sure that the oil seal goes in correctly and fully, it looks like a metal cap that is on the cv axle that will sit flush against the gearbox.

*Passenger side*
Same as the drivers side except that in the middle of the axle there is a mount that attaches to the frame with three 10 or 12 mm bolts.

Once you do it you will realize that $125 is alot to pay to have someone do one side for you. If you have the service manual you can see just how easy it really is. Just make sure that you get the oil seals on correctly and that you top your transmission fluid off when you are done.

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^ good info there. I think if someone got some pictures together and did a proper write up it would be a great contribution to the site (and extremely helpful).

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CV Axles are a cinch to remove/install. If you feel comfortable with removing your suspension components than you should be able to do your CV axles as well.

*Drivers side*
Once your car is safe on Jack stands you remove your tire, tie-rod and swaybar.

Then you remove the cotter pin and axle nut on the CV axle.

Place a block of wood over the end of the CV axle and hammer away until it comes loose. Your not trying to pound it out just knock it loose.

Where the CV axle goes into your gearbox you should see a slot that you can use a large scredriver to seperate the axle from the gearbox. It is held in by pressure from a ring on the part of the axle that is out of sight inside the gearbox.

Once you get the CV axle loose you can pull it out of the gear box and the wheel bearing, you will loose some transmission fluid here.

To install you just go in reverse, you may need to use the wood block again to fully seat the axle into the gearbox. Just make sure that the oil seal goes in correctly and fully, it looks like a metal cap that is on the cv axle that will sit flush against the gearbox.

*Passenger side*
Same as the drivers side except that in the middle of the axle there is a mount that attaches to the frame with three 10 or 12 mm bolts.

Once you do it you will realize that $125 is alot to pay to have someone do one side for you. If you have the service manual you can see just how easy it really is. Just make sure that you get the oil seals on correctly and that you top your transmission fluid off when you are done.
Jay in the manual it mentions to use a "drift tool" to install the oil seals while installing the axles. Does this tool stay on the vehicle?.
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^ good info there. I think if someone got some pictures together and did a proper write up it would be a great contribution to the site (and extremely helpful).
yea really lol...it would make so-so mechanics like me feel alot more comfortable doin it

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WhoreJay is absolutely correct. It really is very easy to do...if you can install lowering springs, you can install CV Axles. I however never seperate the tie rod or sway bar...just seperate the knuckle from the strut, and angle it out of the hub and over the top of the knuckle. Each car is a lil different but the concept is the same. Easy. honestly.





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Jay in the manual it mentions to use a "drift tool" to install the oil seals while installing the axles. Does this tool stay on the vehicle?.
I dont know what a "drift tool" is exactly but the oil seals just slide along the CV axle all the way up to the gear box. On the gear box you will see exactly where it is supposed to go once you pull the axle out.

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the axle nut is 24mm?? i think i saw that somewhere..

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i need to stop at autozone and pick a 24mm socket up after work...

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Hey dont you have a Harbor Freight or Northern Tool close by ya? Amazing how low their prices are on all of there tools. Been buying everything from tool chest, mechanic's rolling carts, automotive tools etc. I will never buy from discount auto, AutoZone, etc. again! lol
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