Evoking said:I had Acura change my oil and they noticed I have a bad right inner CV boot which has leaked oil. The part is only $31 but the labor is like $300. Is this an easy job?
Larry, trust me if you are doing the job as I described you will need to unbolt the lines from the calipers. I know there is more than one way to do this job I chose the method I listed above.Larry Bastanza said:There is no need to remove the brake lines to get the axle shafts out on either side. It is easier to remove the rear sway bar lower bolts (lower shock mount bolts) so you have enough play to move the rear knuckles outboard and leave the brake lines connected. I have never removed them.
..... I also remove the rear sway bar clamps, and then remove the lower bolt as I mentiond just to get a little more play in the suspension, especially on the left side that you show, since you need to be careful about the trans seal when inserting the left axle into the trans. .......
HA! My impact won't take this nut off..... wonderful......... any ideas?
I just replaced my drivers side axle and would be glad to walk you through any problems. My axle nut was a bear too. I had to keep soaking it with PB Blaster and 2 days later my cheapo electric impact took it right off.
A few tips:
- Take the strut all the way off
- Mark the alignment settings on the lower A arm before loosening
- Get a new tranny seal (it was not stocked at the dealer - I had to wait)
- Drain the tranny fluid
1st is comp. set to develop at least 125 psi, if not it wont do it , i have a 1/2 and 3/4 impact that will take nut off , i live by tappan zee bridge , your welcome to both , if larry b is closer he has a 3/4 i gave him that will do it , i'll hook you up provided you have enough air (3/4 needs a minimum 1/2 hose )pm me ,i 'll be home sunday morning