What tools do I need to change a CV axle?

What tools do I need to change a CV axle?

Tools and Equipment Needed to Replace a CV Axle

  1. Breaker bar.
  2. Dead-blow hammer.
  3. Drain pan.
  4. Jack and jack stands.
  5. Large hammer or mallet.
  6. Long-handled diagonal cutting pliers.
  7. Pry bar or CV axle puller.
  8. Ratchet and socket set.

Is replacing a drive shaft hard?

Changing a drive shaft is actually a simple task that a home mechanic can undertake without too much trepidation. It’s just a case of being thorough, being safe, and of course having your trusty Haynes Manual to hand.

What happens if your drive shaft breaks while driving?

If your driveshaft breaks while driving, then you can expect a lot of damage – to yourself, to other drivers, and to your car. The best way to avoid this is by having the drive shaft inspected regularly and making sure that all of the moving parts are in good condition.

How do you remove the rear axle flange on a truck?

There are six 15mm bolts on the axle flange at the differential. Since your truck is jacked up, when applying rotational force to the heads of the bolts, the wheel will be able to spin freely on its axis. So to remove the bolts, position a flat head screwdriver in between three wheel studs to hold the axle in place.

How do you stop a rear axle from spinning?

Figure 5. Use screwdriver to prevent the axle from spinning. Hold the nut on the top of the sway bar end link with a 9/16″ box-end wrench. Then use a socket and ratchet to remove the bolt from the bottom of the sway bar link as you hold the nut steady.

How do you remove a CV axle from a Ford Ranger?

Hold the screwdriver steady and use a 15mm socket with ratchet and 2″ extension to remove the six axle flange bolts. After the bolts have been removed, pull the CV axle shaft down at the differential and let it hang. Figure 5.

How do you remove a CV axle from a Toyota Corolla?

Hold the screwdriver steady and use a 15mm socket with ratchet and 2″ extension to remove the six axle flange bolts. After the bolts have been removed, pull the CV axle shaft down at the differential and let it hang. Figure 5. Use screwdriver to prevent the axle from spinning.