• Use the same procedures for the RH side and LH side.
• The Procedures listed below are for the LH side.
1. DRAIN AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (A/T TRANSAXLE) (SEE PAGE 40-37)
2. DRAIN MANUAL TRANSAXLE OIL (M/T TRANSAXLE) (SEE PAGE 41 -3)
3. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
4. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB LH NUT
(a) Using SST and a hammer, unstake the staked part of the axle hub LH nut.
SST 09930-00010 NOTICE:
Loosen the staked part of the lock nut completely, otherwise the screw of the drive shaft may be damaged.
(b) While applying the brakes, remove the front axle hub LH nut.
5. DISCONNECT FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSY LH
(a) Remove the nut, and separate the stabilizer link assy LH. HINT:
If the ball joint turns together with the nut, use a hexagon wrench (6 mm) to hold the stud.
6. DISCONNECT SPEED SENSOR FRONT LH (W/ ABS)
(a) Remove the bolt and clip, and separate the sensor wire and hose from the shock absorber. NOTICE:
Be careful not to damage the speed sensor.
(b) Remove the bolt, and separate the speed sensor front LH
from the steering knuckle. NOTICE:
Prevent foreign matter from adhering to the speed sensor.
7. DISCONNECT TIE ROD ASSY LH
(a) Remove the cotter pin and nut.
(b) Using SST, separate the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
8. DISCONNECT FRONT SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSY LOWER NO.1 LH
(a) Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, and disconnect the front suspension arm sub-assy lower No.1 LH from the lower ball joint.
9. DISCONNECT FRONT AXLE ASSY LH
(a) Using a plastic hammer, separate the drive shaft from the axle hub. NOTICE:
Be careful not to damage the boot and speed sensor rotor. (w/ABS)
10. REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY LH
(a) Using SST, remove the front drive shaft assy LH.
SST 09520-01010, 09520-24010 (09520-32040) NOTICE:
Be careful not to damage the transaxle case oil seal, inboard joint boot and drive shaft dust cover. Be careful not to drop the drive shaft assy.
11. REMOVE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY RH
(a) Using pliers, remove the drive shaft bearing bracket hole snap ring.
(b) Remove the bolt and front drive shaft assy RH from the drive shaft bearing bracket.
12. FIX FRONT AXLE ASSY LH
SST 09608-16042 (09608-02021, 09608-02041) NOTICE:
The hub bearing could be damaged if it is subjected to the vehicle's full weight, such as when moving the vehicle with the drive shaft removed.
Therefore, if it is absolutely necessary to place the vehicle weight on the hub bearing, first support it with SST.
INSPECT FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSY LH
Check that there is no remarkable play in the radial direction of the outboard joint.
Check that the inboard joint slides smoothly in the thrust direction.
Check that there is no remarkable play in the radial direction of the inboard joint. Check the boots for damage.
REMOVE FRONT AXLE INBOARD JOINT BOOT LH NO.2 CLAMP
Using pliers, remove the inboard joint boot LH No.2 clamp, as shown in the illustration.
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