Removal

1. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL

2. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

3. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB NUT (See page DS-3)

4. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR (w/ ABS) (See page DS-3)

5. SEPARATE FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY

(a) Remove the 2 bolts and separate the disc brake caliper from the steering knuckle. NOTICE:

Hang the caliper using a piece of string or the equivalent.

6. REMOVE FRONT DISC (See page BR-50)

7. SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY (See page DS-3)

8. SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY (See page DS-4)

9. SEPARATE FRONT LOWER SUSPENSION ARM (See page DS-4)

10. SEPARATE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY

(a) Using a plastic hammer, tap the end of the drive shaft and disengage the fitting between the drive shaft and front axle.

HINT:

If it is difficult to disengage the fitting, tap the end of the drive shaft with a brass bar and hammer.

(b) Push the front axle out of the vehicle to remove the drive shaft from the front axle.

NOTICE:

• Do not push the front axle further out of the vehicle than is necessary.

• Do not damage the outboard joint boot.

• Do not damage the speed sensor rotor.

• Suspend the drive shaft with a piece of string or the equivalent.

(c) Remove the 2 nuts and 2 bolts and remove the front axle assembly.

HINT:

Keep the nut from rotating while turning the bolt.

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