Ok, before you die hard members flame me, I have done some searching. I'm not new to forums so I know to search before I make a new thread.
I'm looking for information about replacing my passenger's side axle assembly. I have pretty much all the tools to do it but I wanted to know if there were any hidden unforseen problems before I get started. I ordered the axle the other day and I'm waiting on it to come in so I wanted to have my guns loaded before I break down the Altima. I have another ride but I didn't want to have to use it, for a long period of time, if I happen to run into a major problem. I have a 02' 2.5S.
Are there any special tools required?
Is there a retaining ring that I have to remove before I can pull the axle out?
I know I have to:
1) Remove the wheel/tire
2) Remove the brake assembly, (Can I just get a wire and hang the caliper out of the way?)
3) Dissconnect the lower control arm.
4) Do I need to dissconnect the ball joint \ tie rod ?
5) while I was at it, replace the bushings, if so, what are a good replacement? (moog?)
If I can think of anything else, I'll post it.
Thank you in advance.
Oh yeah, pictures would be nice