Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Drain the differential oil.
- Remove the rear wheels
- Raise the staked portion of the hub locknut with a hammer and chisel.
Lock the hub by applying the brakes and remove the nut.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Parking brake cable
- Position a prybar between the inner CV-joint and differential case. Carefully pry the halfshaft from the transaxle being careful not to damage the oil seal.
Pull outward on the hub/knuckle assembly, push the outer CV-joint stub shaft through the hub and remove the halfshaft. If the halfshaft is stuck in the hub, install the old hub nut to protect the stub shaft threads. Tap on the nut, using only a soft mallet, to remove the halfshaft.
NOTEReinstall the rear lateral upper link to the knuckle to temporarily hold it in position.
Install or connect the following:
New circlip on the end of the halfshaft, if removed, with the end gap facing upward.
- Fill the differential.