How to replace CV joints on 93 Honda prelude And will the trans-axle fluid have to be drained to do so?
If the CV boot is torn open, buy a remanufactured halfshaft axle and replace the whole halfshaft (includes the joint). To replace the boot and/or halfshaft axle on some early 90's model Hondas: First, remove the wheel cover and loosen the 36mm nut holding the joint to the bearing. Then raise the vehicle and remove the lower ball joint from the lower control arm and the knuckle. If your working on the passenger side, drain the transmission. Slide the half shaft out of the knuckle then use a prybar and pry the inboard end of the shaft out of the transmission or intermediate shaft, which ever should apply. Be careful not to damage the seal in the transmission. Installing the shaft is the reverse of removal. The inboard side of the shaft should snap right back into the intermediate shaft and transmission by means of a snap ring on the end of the shaft.
That depends which model it is. On older models CV-joints were moulded into the driveshaft. To be replaced they had to be removed using a press and then warmed to be able to replace them. On these models it is often better to replace the whole driveshaft. On newer models CV-joints are attached with clips and can be replaced more easily.
Are the ball joints on the lower control arms on a 2000 ford explorer xls 4x2 replaceable or do you need to replace the whole lower control arm?
The 1998 Dodge Dakota has both upper and lower ball joints. OEM grade replacements are approximately 40-50$ per ball joint (as of August 2014). Labor to replace will depend on how many need replacement and time necessary. The changing of ball joints will require an alignment upon completion additionally. It is advisable to replace ball joints as pairs, when possible.
Should you replace the upper ball joints after replacing the lower ball joints on a 2005 Ford Taurus?
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Properly drain the transaxle. Remove the air intake duct. Disconnect the TV cable. Remove the shift cable and bracket. Tag and detach all necessary vacuum lines and electrical connections. Remove the power steering pump and set aside. Remove the transaxle filler tube. Install engine support fixture J 28467-A or equivalent. Remove the top engine-to-transaxle bolts. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove both front tire and wheel assemblies. Remove the…
Don't bother replacing the joints, replace the axles. The cost isn't much different and your getting new joints and boots, not to mention less time to do it. Check for weak motor mounts on this van, they contibute to axles popping out if they are too weak. Alignment of where the motor sets is critical.