I just changed the outer CV joint boot on my 1993 Isuzu Trooper. This is a case where the popular Haynes manual is very poorly written. I will put here an overview of the job and then a link to a description. This job requires a floor jack and wheel stands: Jacking strategy: Block both rear wheels. Support front of car with jack stands at the frame. I use plywood squares to avoid metal-on-metal skidding. You need to have the floor jack and a block of wood available for lifting and positioning the lower suspension A-frame. You need the floor jack when re-assembling the suspension. Here is a dis-assembly overview: 1. This is a way to remove the entire half-axle from the car without disassembling the differential. You can replace the inner CV-joint boot or the outer CV-joint boot. 2. You have to get the outer part of the half-axle free from the brake disk and drive hub. You have to unbolt and support the brake caliper, then separate both ball joints. The axle is held by a circular clip in the center of the front hub assembly. When the circlip is removed, you slide the brake disk and kingpost off of the splined drive axle. 3. You have to release the inner part of the half-axle by un-clamping the inner cv joint boot and popping out a retaining ring. This is a 3-inch diameter round wire ring you can feel. It holds the balls and cage into the outer cup. This part of the job exposes the inner CV-joint. Clean up before removing the inner boot. 4. Then the entire half-axle slides out as a floppy two hand lift. The inner part of the axle comes out with the boot and the greasy cv joint ball and cage all together. 5. Both CV-boots slide off the same inner end of the half-shaft. The inner CV-joint balls and cage are held by a circlip just like the outer end of the half shaft. Remove the circlip, slide off the greasy balls and cage, remove boot clamps and slide off the boots. 6. This job exposes greasy parts that need to stay clean. Have plenty of clean newspaper and rags. Remove loose grit before opening the joints. http://www.4x4wire.com/isuzu/tech/CVboots/ Removing the entire axle shaft requires dropping the entire front axle assembly, in order to release the axle shafts. It is much easier to service boots on-vehicle using the pull-over boots manufactured by Mecatech. Unfortunately that's the only company I know of that makes boots which can be installed over the end of your axle shafts - and you have to order directly because I don't know of any retailers which carry them - but being able to change a CV boot in 20 minutes start to finish, without using some lame split boot, is great.
Unbolt/remove driveshaft. Use U-joint press to remove old U-joint, install new and replace driveshaft.
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE TIRE AND REMOVE THE SPINDAL IF IT IS A LOWER BALL JOINT THEN YOU HAVE TO PRESS IT OUT AND PRESS IT BACK IN WITH A BALL JOINT PRESS IF IT IS AN UPPER BALL JOINT THEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE UPPER CONTOL ARM AND HAVE THE VEHICLE ALIGNED
Remove the tire and wheel. Remove the brake assembly and rotor. Remove the retaining nut from the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
Jack the car out and remove the wheel. Remove the ball joint nut. Pound the ball joint out with a sledgehammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint
Jack up the side you want to replace and put a jack stand under it. Remove the ball joint clamp bolt and nut. Remove the bolt completely. Remove the 2 bolts holding the ball joint to the control arm and take it off.
You will need to remove the tire and wheel from your Oldsmobile. Remove the retaining not on top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out. Reverse the process to install your new lower ball joint.
Remove u-joint clip (CV Joint), remove as an assembly, press bearing out.
once have ball joint loose have to drill/remove the rivits holding it in, will be replaced with bolts/nuts
Remove the tire and wheel. Remove the nut from the top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer or mallet. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1993 Mercury Cougar. Remove the ball joint retaining nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install your new ball joint.
To replace your CV joint you will have to slacken your hub nut before jacking and removing the wheel. Remove hub nut, remove both bolts on the bottom of the shocky, remove bottom ball joint bolt. You should have enough play to remove your shaft from the hub. Remove CV boot, CV joint should just pull off shaft. I made the mistake of buying and fitting a full drive shaft unnecessarily.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1998 Chevrolet blazer. Remove the ball joint nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
replace the axel!!! not just the joint. you have to remove the ball joint and the tie rod end. just remove the nut off the bottom of the tie rod end and it shouldn't mess up your alinement. then you have to remove the nut that is under your rim so you must remove your tire. and take that nut off also. and replace the wheel baring also if your going to replace stuff anyway.I think auto zone had a lone a tool program or something to remove the axel from the tranny. it just pops out. its easyer then it looks.
Remove old ball joint. Reverse procedure to install new ball joint.
I would like to find the answer to this question as well. I am in the middle of doing just that and I am finding it to be a very involved project because the axle gets in the way of the ball joint removal once you have it all loose and ready to remove.
don't replace the joint. replace the axle
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1999 Chevy Lumina. Remove the nut on the top of the ball joint. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer. Reverse the process to install the new ball joint.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1999 GMC 1500. Remove the ball joint retaining nut. Pound the ball joint out with a hammer or mallet. Reverse the process set switch the new ball joint.
First you need to jack the vehicle up and support it on stands, then remove the tire. Remove the torsion bar and disconnect the lower shock mount, and remove the stabilizer bar connecting rod from the lower link. Loosen the lower ball joint nut, and use a ball joint separator to separate the ball joint from the lower link, then disconnect the tension rod from the lower link. Remove the front lower link pivot nut and push the stud out, then remove the torque arm from the frame. Remove the ball joint by removing the retaining bolts and install the new one, I suggest you replace the bushing as well.
This for the 4x4 version, remove the caliper and brake assembly, remove the spindle nut (large bar or very large impact) remove the lower ball joint nut slowly with a jack under the ball joint and gently release the pressure on the suspension eventually lowering the jack. swing the wheel hub assembly a side and remove the axle. place the joint in a supported vise and remove the retainer clips that hold the u-joint stable in the joint housing, gently with a socket the same sixe of the u-joiny cap and a brass hammer pound the joint from the housing, install the new joint and reassembly in the reverse of disassembly. Be sure to torque the spindle not and replace all clips/kotter pins.
How do you get the lower ball joint out of the axcel hub assmb on a 2005 4x4 f150. the axcel appears to be in the way and the ball joint hits it when trying to remove. any help out there
Jack up and support the right front of the vehicle. Remove the wheel/tire. Remove the brake caliper and hang the caliper with a piece of wire out of the way. Remove hub/rotor assembly. Remove backing plate and spindle. Slide out axle assembly. Replace u-joint as you would on a driveshaft. Assemble in reverse order.
I am assuming the axle cv joint itself is bad an not just the boot. If the cv joint is bad you will have to replace the whole axle itself. 1. Drain transmission fluid. 2. Remove wheel. 3. Loosen and remove axle nut and remove whatever is necessary to free axle from wheel/suspension area. 4. Using a prybar or large screwdriver pop axle out of transmission and replace.
You normally have to remove the wheel fron the strut. My son say it is possible to remove the tie rods ends and so the brake drum will turn out far enought to remove and install a new cv joint axle. Go to your local library for a repair manual
Remove the rear U-Joint and be very careful not to loose caps or any needle bearings. Uses lock rings to hold it in place. Tape it together with duck tape. Now pull the drive shaft out of the transmission and remove the front U-Joint from the driveshaft and replace it. Reinstall in reverse order.