How do you pull the front left axle on a 1991 Geo Prizm?
1st you'll need a 30mm socket for the axel nut. now with the car on the ground and E-Brake on loosen axel nut, loosen lug nuts, now jack up car and block well on frame both in front and behind wheel ( not on A frame behind wheel). Remove tire,look behind hub( where tire bolted on)on the botom you'll see a bolt & nut going flet to right. remove it, now take a long bar and insert it in the A frame on the back side and pry down to slip out the bottom ball joint, now tap softly on axel end while pulling out and back on hub to remove axel from hub, now with a pry bar look at the other end of axel where it goes into trasmission ently pry axel out. it is a good idea to change axel seal there at this time too, reveerse this to reinstall.
Consider replacing the complete axle assembly rather than repairing a CV joint or replacing a torn boot. An axle will cost around $80. I have tried replacing boots with "split boots" that you can put on without removing the axle from the car or doing any disassembly. Unfortunately, they do not last a long time. I did replace a boot with a homemade cloth one. That lasted a long time.
What would cause a knocking sound in front driver tire when braking and turning left in a 2009 Chrysler Se bring?
When making a left or right turn lets say at a stop sign hear a light thumping noise from the front end?
Jack up left front, place jack stand under left front lower a-frame close to but not touching the lower ball joint. Lower vehicle onto the jack stand. Remove left front tire, axle nut, caliper, brake pads, caliper bracket, rotor and shock absorber. Disconnect electrical plug from left front abs speed sensor harness (if equipped). Remove the four bolts that hold the hub assembly to the steering knuckle and remove the hub assembly and backing plate…