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How to replace CV axle and output shaft seal?

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How to replace CV axle and output shaft seal?

With an extra pair of hands, align the axle (including the outer CV bearing cup) positioned straight towards the transmission.

What can I do to prevent the front axle from moving?

If a high-torque impact driver is not available, the nut tension can be relieved with a 32 mm socket attached to a breaker bar. The axle can be prevented from moving by leaving the front wheel resting on the ground; that is, by not jacking up the wheel. Remove the axle shaft cotter pin with pliers.

How do you take an axle shaft out of a car?

Wiggle and twist the steering knuckle free from the strut. When the two have separated, the axle shaft should have slid partially out. Pull the shaft out with your hands. Removal of this shield will allow pry bar access to the “ears” (pry bar leverage points) of the axle’s inner bearing cup.

How is the axle shaft separated from the steering knuckle?

The outer part of the axle shaft can be separated from the steering knuckle by disconnecting the lower ball joint from the lower control arm. On the Camry and some other models, it requires less time and effort to detach the suspension strut from the steering knuckle.

How to replace a front axle shaft seal?

If you have ever owned a GM four wheel drive vehicle then there is a good chance you have had a front axle shaft seal leak. We replaced the RH output shaft seal on a Tahoe but it is the same for Silverado, Sierra,Suburban and Yukon. Part one shows details on the tear down and part two with guide you through the reassembly. Loading…

How do you remove a CV axle from a Kia?

Wiggle the knuckle off, or place a pry bar between the strut and the knuckle until they are separated. Push or tap the CV axle shaft through the wheel hub until the two are separated. III. Removing the CV Axle From the Transmission Remove the splash guard that covers the crank shaft and harmonic balancer.

How do you remove the CV axle nut?

Remove the CV axle nut cotter pin. Using a 32-mm socket attached to a powered impact driver, torque the CV axle nut off of the CV axle. If no powered impact tool is available, brace the wheel hub from moving by taking a long and strong metal bar (such as a crowbar) and bracing the bar on the ground and on two wheel hub lugs.

Are there snap rings on off road design axles?

The Off Road Design axles are also machined for a full snap ring around the u-joint cups to help prevent the possibility of u-joint failures. While apart, we decided to replace the outer stub shafts.

Where are the axle seals located on a 10 bolt?

“Carefully” is the key word because there are axle seals located on the inside of the differential housing tube, not at the end by the knuckle. This is only true of the front of our corporate ten-bolt housing; the rear differential has them at the outer ends.

How much does it cost to replace an axle seal?

$107.33 – $1,033.10. Price range for all vehicles. Average rating from 65 customers who received a Axle Shaft Seal Replacement. An axle seal is the part of the vehicle that connects the axle to the rear differential, or the transmission. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from leaking.

With an extra pair of hands, align the axle (including the outer CV bearing cup) positioned straight towards the transmission.

What to do if front drive axle comes loose?

Check beforehand because using a pry bar until one of these came loose probably would be a bad idea. Warning: Some vehicles will spill transmission fluid as soon as the inner axle stub clears the seal. Be ready with a drain pan.

$107.33 – $1,033.10. Price range for all vehicles. Average rating from 65 customers who received a Axle Shaft Seal Replacement. An axle seal is the part of the vehicle that connects the axle to the rear differential, or the transmission. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from leaking.

How do you remove an axle shaft cotter pin?

Remove the axle shaft cotter pin with pliers. Remove the axle shaft nut cotter pin alignment cover. Remove the axle shaft nut. Draining the fluid before removing the shaft will avoid transmission fluid gushing out the differential after the shaft has been pulled out. The drain plug can be removed with a Hex socket.

Do you need to replace the CV seal on a Subaru?

Toyota CV snap rings tend to be stronger than snap rings found in other cars (i.e., Honda, Nissan, etc.—Subaru uses compression pins to hold their inner CV axles, but that’s another story). Seal replacement is highly recommended.

What are the symptoms of a bad CV axle?

1. Loud clicking noises when turning or accelerating. One of the most common and noticeable symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly is an audible clicking noise when turning or accelerating. When CV axles become excessively worn, the constant velocity joints will become loose and click when turning or accelerating.

Can a cracked CV boot cause axle failure?

A torn or cracked CV boot will leak grease that ends up tossed around while the axle turns. A leaky boot will eventually lead to CV joint failure, as dirt and debris will get into the boot and damage the joint.

What should I do if my CV axle comes loose?

You can use a small pry bar or sturdy flathead screwdriver to pry the axle from the joint. If the axle doesn’t immediately come loose, try twisting it back and force to break the seal. It’s normal for some transmission fluid to leak out as you remove the axle from the cv joint. You should put down a catch pan.

Toyota CV snap rings tend to be stronger than snap rings found in other cars (i.e., Honda, Nissan, etc.—Subaru uses compression pins to hold their inner CV axles, but that’s another story). Seal replacement is highly recommended.

How much does it cost to replace oil seal on CV axle?

A lot of seal replacement jobs could have been avoided if the installer of the new axle bothered to replace the oil seal with a new one. The part is around $10 and only adds a few minutes to the job. Either a small pry bar or seal removal tool will work.

How do you remove a pin from a CV axle?

Penetrating lubricant may help you more easily remove the pin and bolt. The tie rod may still be pretty snug in the steering knuckle even after removing the bolt. Tape the steering knuckle joint with a hammer (hitting the knuckle where the rod goes through and not the threaded portion of the tie rod) to help remove it.

What is the ring at the end of the CV axle called?

Answer: It’s commonly referred to as a retaining ring; not a snap ring. The ring at the end of the inner CV axle joint, is compressed by applying pressure on the joint shaft when the shaft is being pushed into the transmission.

What should I do if my CV shaft is not working?

If that does not work, a few sharp hammer blows on the pry bar should provide enough shock force to compress the ring and get the bearing cup moving. Toyota CV snap rings tend to be stronger than snap rings found in other cars (i.e., Honda, Nissan, etc.—Subaru uses compression pins to hold their inner CV axles, but that’s another story).

If that does not work, a few sharp hammer blows on the pry bar should provide enough shock force to compress the ring and get the bearing cup moving. Toyota CV snap rings tend to be stronger than snap rings found in other cars (i.e., Honda, Nissan, etc.—Subaru uses compression pins to hold their inner CV axles, but that’s another story).

Answer: It’s commonly referred to as a retaining ring; not a snap ring. The ring at the end of the inner CV axle joint, is compressed by applying pressure on the joint shaft when the shaft is being pushed into the transmission.

What to do when you remove axle from CV joint?

It’s normal for some transmission fluid to leak out as you remove the axle from the cv joint. You should put down a catch pan. On your vehicle, the axle may have to pass through an enclose piece called a wishbone before it’s completely free. You can remove the band from the inner boot to help the old axle pass through.

How do you remove the hub from a CV axle?

Tape the steering knuckle joint with a hammer (hitting the knuckle where the rod goes through and not the threaded portion of the tie rod) to help remove it. Unbolt the hub from the strut tower.

How to remove a cv shaft from a Nissan?

IE: no free balls, cage, and gear thing. They will all still be together inside the CV cup as an assembly. -Next, grab the shaft and clamp it in a vise with the dissembled end up (optional). Using snap ring pliers, remove the snap ring and gear thing.

It’s normal for some transmission fluid to leak out as you remove the axle from the cv joint. You should put down a catch pan. On your vehicle, the axle may have to pass through an enclose piece called a wishbone before it’s completely free. You can remove the band from the inner boot to help the old axle pass through.

How long does it take to replace a cv shaft?

Removal of the hose should not take more than 5 minutes. *Note: Before putting the hose back on, clean the throttle body plate with some carburetor cleaner solvent. Rotate the axle shaft until one of the lips or ears on the CV bearing cup is pointing up. The transmission must be in neutral to rotate the shaft.

Do you need a Subaru front axle seal replacement?

Subaru front axle seal replacement! No need for more leaks, the media has plenty.. With all the leaks out there from newest tech devices, Liveleaks and various other media stories, let’s try to keep our Subarus from doing the same, i.e leaking all over the place.

Which is the right side of the axle to replace?

And it’s usually the right side that goes first because here in the lefthand-drive US of A, we turn sharper around righthand corners than lefthand ones. Sometimes the rubber boots covering the joints fail from age or are torn by road debris, letting the grease out and dirt and water in.

What can I use to replace front drive axle?

A large crescent wrench or pipe wrench is not an acceptable substitute. Borrow, rent or buy the right socket and a flex handle with at least an 18-in. handle, because that nut may be torqued to as much as 300 lb.-ft. You can use an air wrench to loosen it if you have compressed air available.

How to change front axle U-joints in Dodge?

If there is play in the U-joint, replacement is required. Loosen the lug nuts on the front wheels of your Dodge with a lug wrench. Raise the truck using a jack and support the front end on a set of jack stands. Remove the tires and wheels, setting them aside for now.

When does the axle seal need to be replaced in a car?

In a typical front-wheel drive car, the hardest part is to remove the CV axle (driveshaft) to get to the seal. Without a hoist and proper tools it’s quite difficult, especially if the seal is leaking on the side of the longer driveshaft (the right side in most cars).

How to replace a front axle on a Dodge Ram?

This video covers how to replace a front axle universal joint and a hub or wheel bearing in a 1999 dodge ram 1500 4 wheel drive. Very similar to a 2500. It may be less damaging to loosen the hub bolts and tap on them with a hammer vs the method shown in this vid. Loading…

Is it safe to drive with a leaking axle seal?

The low transmission fluid level is another reason to suspect a leak. Is it safe to drive with a leaking axle seal? It depends on the severity of the leak. If the leak results in significant fluid loss, the leaking component (transmission, differential or transfer unit) could eventually get damaged.

How do you replace a transmission shaft seal?

Either a small pry bar or seal removal tool will work. Clean all surfaces and apply a light coat of grease on the transmission seal seat. Position the new seal square in the seat hole. Use a large socket (around 34 mm) to press the new seal in place (or use a bearing press tool like this one ).

Do you have to lube the knuckle seals on Dana Knuckles?

Another design characteristic of the Dana knuckles, which I believe is under-appreciated, is that they are supposed to allow a certain amount of grease past the knuckle seals. If the grease is of a viscosity that will properly lube the bendix joint and the top kingpin bearing, then it will be lost past the seal to a certain point.

Why is my steering knuckle not lubricated?

If the grease is of a viscosity that will properly lube the bendix joint and the top kingpin bearing, then it will be lost past the seal to a certain point. It might be nice to have a clean axle housing, but it might also mean that the grease is so thick that it isn’t doing its job inside the knuckle.

Can a seal puller be used on a Toyota front axle?

A seal puller helps to remove the seal that holds the inner bearing in. Another option is to turn the hub upside down and tap the bearing/seal out the back side. Be careful doing this if you’re planning on re-using that bearing as you can damage it easily.

Is it wrong to put Grease in your knuckle?

I agree that putting No. 2 grease in the knuckle is wrong. As pointed out, it would be pushed to the walls (tunnel) and stay clear of the moving parts. Therefore something thinner is needed to penetrate the joint as well as settle in the knuckle to partially cover the parts when not rotating.

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Ruth Doyle