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.
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.
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.
Monday through Friday
2002 3.5SE 5sp - *New* TSECU - JWT/LWF - BBMAF - Port Matched Manifolds
- APEXI NEO - LC1 - UDP - SSAC - 2.5" Catback - Magnaflow 27X6" - Stillen Exhaust - NWP BOP - Dyno Graph before/after APEXI NEO tune *OLD*
Saturday and Sunday
2003 Sonic Blue Mustang Cobra SVT
Last edited by *Whore-Jay*; 07-03-2010 at 05:12 AM.