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How do I install a new axle?

How do I install a new axle?

Let’s Get Started

  1. Remove the Axle Nut Cotter Pin.
  2. Remove the Axle Nut.
  3. Disconnect Ball Joint.
  4. Remove the Outer CV Joint.
  5. Match the Old CV Axle to the New Unit.
  6. Install the New CV Axle.
  7. Reconnect the Lower Ball Joint.
  8. Reinstall the CV Axle Nut.

How long does it take to install CV Axle?

On the 2006 Navigator, if a professional mechanic is replacing the axle(s), it is assumed to take about 1 hour to replace one axle (i.e., one side) whether it is the rear axle or the front axle.

What’s the best way to change an axle?

By this time, you can put the wheel back on the vehicle (again, the same as you would when changing a tire). After the wheel is on, you can lower the car off the jack and jack stands. Tighten the axle nut. Finally, you can retighten the axle nut once the vehicle is back on the ground.

Where is the outer tie rod on a CV axle?

Unbolt the outer tie rod from steering knuckle. The outer tie rod is literally a rod bolted to the steering knuckle, which is just behind the rotor. This piece will likely be bolted with another 17mm bolt. Like the axle nut, this bolt may be held in place with a cotter pin. Penetrating lubricant may help you more easily remove the pin and bolt.

What is the rear axle seal on a 2001 Chevy tracker?

The 2001 Chevy Tracker base model came with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Your Tracker has two axle seals, one at each axle, that prevent differential fluid from entering the drum brake system. You have to drain the differential and remove the common axle shaft to replace the faulty axle seal.

How do you replace a CV axle in a car?

You can remove the band from the inner boot to help the old axle pass through. Insert the new CV axle into the transmission housing. Just as you removed the old CV axle, insert the new one into the same spot in the transmission housing. The peg will slide all the way in until the axle is flush against the housing.

How many rear axle assembly options are there for 2001 Chevy S10?

There are 18 choices for the 2001 Chevrolet S10 Pickup Rear Axle Assembly !!! Buy in monthly payments with Affirm on orders over $50. Learn more Have a question?

How do you change the front axle on an S-10 Blazer?

Place a floor jack underneath the lower control arm. Remove the cotter pin on the upper ball joint and loosen the ball stud nut with a socket wrench to gain access to the axle. Use a puller tool to remove the front axle from the S-10.

Where is the rear end on a GM S-10?

Look under the rear of the vehicle. The rear end is centrally located between the rear wheels. On the back of the unit, count the number of bolts holding the inspection plate cover to the rear end housing. All three units have 10 bolts, as they are all variations of the GM Corporate 10-Bolt.

How to install a Chevy axle assembly and differential?

The only differences are a few of the settings specs, which vary by version and year. You start the procedure by setting pinion depth. You should begin by using the stock shim when installing a new pinion gear. Use a caliper micrometer to measure the width of the shims.

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Ruth Doyle