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                                                 FRONT AXLE
                                                                                        DRIVE SHAFT SYSTEM

3. Front Axle                                              7) Remove the cotter pin and castle nut which se-
                                                           cure tie-rod end to housing knuckle arm.
1) Lift-up the vehicle and remove the front wheels.
2) Unlock the axle nut.




                                                                  (A) Cotter pin
                                           DS-00038               (B) Castle nut
                                                                  (C) Tie-rod
3) Remove the axle nut using a socket wrench
while depressing the brake pedal.                          8) Using a puller, remove the tie-rod ball joint from
CAUTION:                                                   knuckle arm.
Remove the axle nut with vehicle weight not ap-
plied on axle. Failure to follow this rule may
damage the wheel bearings.
4) Remove the stabilizer link.


                                                           9) Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor assembly
                                                           and harness.


5) Remove the disc brake caliper from housing,
and suspend it from strut using a wire.
6) Remove the disc rotor from hub.
If the disc rotor seizes up within hub, drive disc rotor
out by installing an 8 mm (0.31 in) bolt in screw hole
on the rotor.

                                                           10) Remove the transverse link ball joint from



                                               FRONT AXLE

11) Remove the front drive shaft assembly from          B: INSTALLATION
hub. If it is hard to remove, use the STs.              1) Temporarily tighten the front axle to front strut.
ST1 926470000 AXLE SHAFT PULLER                         2) Insert the front drive shaft into front axle.
ST2 927140000 AXLE SHAFT PULLER                         3) Temporarily tighten the axle nut.
                        PLATE                           4) Install the transverse link ball joint to housing.
CAUTION:                                                Tightening torque:
Be sure to replace the differential side retainer
                                                           50 N

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