FRONT AXLE HUB REMOVAL

Tech Tips


  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.

  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.


  1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

  2. REMOVE FRONT AXLE SHAFT NUT


    1. A01EY59E01

      Using SST and a hammer, release the staked part of the front axle shaft nut.

      SST
      09930-00010

      Note

      Loosen the staked part of the nut completely, otherwise the threads of the drive shaft may be damaged.

    2. While applying the brakes, remove the front axle shaft nut.

  3. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR


    1. A01EVIW

      Remove the bolt, disengage the clamp and separate the front speed sensor and front flexible hose.

      Note

      Be sure to separate the front speed sensor from the front shock absorber assembly completely.

    2. A01EUYG

      Remove the bolt and front speed sensor from the steering knuckle.

      Note


      • Prevent foreign matter from contacting the sensor tip.

      • Be careful not to damage the front speed sensor.

      • Clean the speed sensor installation hole and the contact surfaces every time the speed sensor is removed.

  4. SEPARATE FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY


    1. Remove the 2 bolts and separate the front disc brake caliper assembly.

      Note

      Use wire or an equivalent tool to keep the front disc brake caliper assembly from hanging down by the front flexible hose.

  5. REMOVE FRONT DISC


    1. A01EY88E01
      Text in Illustration
      *a Matchmark

      Put matchmarks on the front disc and the front axle hub.

    2. Remove the front disc.

  6. SEPARATE TIE ROD ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EWV9

      Remove the cotter pin and nut.

    2. A01EV8GE01

      Install SST to the tie rod assembly LH.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060 )

      Note

      Make sure that the lower ends of the tie rod assembly LH and SST are aligned.

    3. Secure SST using a string.

      Note

      Be sure to tighten the string firmly to secure SST to the steering knuckle to prevent SST from falling off.

    4. Using SST, separate the tie rod assembly LH from the steering knuckle.

      A01EX4RE02
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Center Nut - -
      *a String *b Grease Application Area
      A01ETOA Place the wrench here. - -
      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02010 )

      CAUTION:

      Apply grease to the bolt threads and the tip of SST.

      Note


      • Install SST with the center nut so that A and B shown in the illustration are parallel. Otherwise, the dust cover may be damaged.


      • Be sure to place the wrench on the part indicated in the illustration.


      • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.


      • Do not damage the ball joint dust cover.


      • Do not damage the steering knuckle.

  7. SEPARATE FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EUFGE01
      Text in Illustration
      *a Matchmark

      Put matchmarks on the front drive shaft assembly and the front axle hub sub-assembly.

    2. Using a plastic hammer, separate the front drive shaft assembly from the front axle assembly.

      If it is difficult to separate, tap the end of the front drive shaft assembly using a brass bar and a hammer.

  8. SEPARATE FRONT LOWER NO. 1 SUSPENSION ARM SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EYIN

      Remove the bolt and 2 nuts, and separate the front lower No. 1 suspension arm sub-assembly from the front lower ball joint assembly.

  9. REMOVE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EVH6

      Remove the 2 bolts, 2 nuts and front axle assembly from the front shock absorber assembly.

      Note


      • When removing the nuts, keep the bolts from rotating.

      • Be careful not to damage the drive shaft boot or speed sensor rotor.

  10. REMOVE FRONT NO. 1 WHEEL BEARING DUST DEFLECTOR


    1. A01EWZ2E01
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Vinyl Tape

      Using a screwdriver with its tip wrapped with vinyl tape, remove the front No. 1 wheel bearing dust deflector.

      Note

      Be careful not to damage the steering knuckle.

  11. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB HOLE SNAP RING


    1. A01EU1B

      Using snap ring pliers, remove the front axle hub hole snap ring.

  12. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EUBNE01

      Hold the front axle assembly between aluminium plates in a vise.

      Note

      Do not overtighten the vise.

    2. Using SST, remove the front axle hub sub-assembly.

      SST
      09520-00031
    3. A01ESREE02

      Using SST and a press, remove the bearing inner race (outside) from the front axle hub sub-assembly.

      SST
      09555-55010
      09950-60010   ( 09951-00440 )
      09950-70010   ( 09951-07100 )

      Note

      Be careful not to drop the front axle hub sub-assembly.

  13. REMOVE FRONT DISC BRAKE DUST COVER


    1. A01EXT3

      Remove the 4 bolts and front disc brake dust cover from the steering knuckle.

  14. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB BEARING


    1. A01EWD5E01
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Steel Plate
      *2 V-block

      Place the bearing inner race (outside) on the front axle hub bearing.

    2. Using SST, a steel plate, V-blocks and a press, remove the front axle hub bearing from the steering knuckle.

      SST
      09950-60010   ( 09951-00440, 09952-06010 )
      09950-60020   ( 09951-00750 )
      09950-70010   ( 09951-07100 )

      Note

      Keep the steering knuckle level.