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EA82 Axle Replacement Suggesestions

EA82 axle removal replace cv cv joint join CV Joint

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#1 Haight

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

So I plan on replacing both front axles. I was wondering what you suggest that I should replace or inspect while I am doing this procedure. I was thinking about pads and rotors. Are there any other wear and tear items that I should be replacing while I have the axles out?



#2 ShawnW

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:55 AM

I inspect the wheel bearing grease and seals as well as the ball joints and struts when I do these.  The ball joint is half way out if I am working on a rust free car to do the axle replacement.  If the car is rusty I use the control arm bolt instead.  



#3 Haight

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

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#4 MilesFox

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

yes, re grease the caliper slides. take a good luck at the steering rack boots and bushings whle in there.



#5 Haight

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

yes, re grease the caliper slides. take a good luck at the steering rack boots and bushings whle in there.

Damn..Just took your advice and the steering rack boots are torn. What do I need to replace to remedy that?

Thanks for your video too. That helps out tremendously. Keep them coming.


Edited by Haight, 10 February 2013 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

You will have to remove the tie rod ends to replae the boots. There is a flat spot that holds the tie rod still with a 14mm wrench. Loosen the big nut, and then unscrew the tie rod end. If you leave the big nut in place, you can put it back on without losing your alignment.

 

This can be done any time whether now or after your axle is installed. Easiest to do now if you have the parts handy.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

You will have to remove the tie rod ends to replae the boots. There is a flat spot that holds the tie rod still with a 14mm wrench. Loosen the big nut, and then unscrew the tie rod end. If you leave the big nut in place, you can put it back on without losing your alignment.

 

This can be done any time whether now or after your axle is installed. Easiest to do now if you have the parts handy.

Do I just need to replace to boots? Do I need to clean anything or regrease the steering rack?







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