Go Back   Maxima Forums > Maxima Discussions > 4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999) Visit the 4th Generation forum to ask specific questions or find out more about the 4th Generation Maxima.

Welcome to Maxima.org!
Welcome to Maxima.org,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join Maxima.org today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-30-2010, 06:06 PM   #1
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2004
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 79
Points: 7,896, Level: 59
Points: 7,896, Level: 59 Points: 7,896, Level: 59 Points: 7,896, Level: 59
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
how to replace driver side axle?

Some people say you have to remove the strut bolts and the ball joint,then yank the axle out.Some say to just undo the ball joint.Never did it before so advice is appreciated.Also how do you know for sure the new axle is seated?Is there a pin or something to install into a groove where the axle goes into the tranny?
mmgio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,332
Points: 9,691, Level: 66
Points: 9,691, Level: 66 Points: 9,691, Level: 66 Points: 9,691, Level: 66
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmgio View Post
Some people say you have to remove the strut bolts and the ball joint,then yank the axle out.Some say to just undo the ball joint.Never did it before so advice is appreciated.Also how do you know for sure the new axle is seated?Is there a pin or something to install into a groove where the axle goes into the tranny?

Don't unbolt the balljoint because It's holding on to the wheel hub assy and the LCA. If your just tyring to remove the axle then,just take out the outer tierod bolt that goes into the hub and the axle nut from the hub 32mm/36mm. It's easier to remove the strut bolts so my advice is remove the bolts so you can move the hub back and forth so you can push the axle out of the hub housing easily. Don't forget the prybar so you can pry the axle out of the tranny housing. Make sure you know what kind of axle your going to need a non-locking/locking end diff.
vqmaxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: sacramento
iTrader: (5)
Posts: 175
Points: 1,553, Level: 22
Points: 1,553, Level: 22 Points: 1,553, Level: 22 Points: 1,553, Level: 22
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Send a message via Yahoo to bobfu3.0
i just unbolted the strut bolts turned the steering knuckle and let it go down as far as it would bend the axle too get the front out and a good yank on the axle then it rainnnedd gear oil over me. make sure your car is supported good with jackstands before you start pullen on it tho.

Last edited by bobfu3.0; 09-30-2010 at 06:40 PM..
bobfu3.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bloomington Ca
iTrader: (7)
Posts: 710
Points: 3,096, Level: 34
Points: 3,096, Level: 34 Points: 3,096, Level: 34 Points: 3,096, Level: 34
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
i've personally done it both way... I found out that removing the strut mount bolts, you will loose your allignment. For me it's quite a bit easy just to remove the cotter pin, un do the ball joint nut, and whack the ball joint with a hammer, and presto off.
__________________
99 SE max.. 5 spd baby.
99greddymax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 10:51 AM   #5
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wrentham,MA/Smithfield,RI
iTrader: (85)
Posts: 4,518
Points: 13,341, Level: 75
Points: 13,341, Level: 75 Points: 13,341, Level: 75 Points: 13,341, Level: 75
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

From my personal experience, you just need to remove the wheel, two 17mm strut knuckle bolts and the axle nut and you should be able to pull the axle out of the bellhousing, lower it and then remove it from the hub.

I've never had to undo the ball joint or the tie rod FTR.
__________________

1999 Super Black SE 5MT SC'ed @ 10psi - Sold
1999 Volvo S70 AWD - Sold
2006 Arctic White Audi A4 Quattro S-Line 6MT - Current
99BlackMaxMS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:39 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99BlackMaxMS View Post
From my personal experience, you just need to remove the wheel, two 17mm strut knuckle bolts and the axle nut and you should be able to pull the axle out of the bellhousing, lower it and then remove it from the hub.

I've never had to undo the ball joint or the tie rod FTR.
this guys got it. Undoing the tie rod would make it a lil easier tho.
StylezTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jun 2002
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 690
Points: 10,766, Level: 68
Points: 10,766, Level: 68 Points: 10,766, Level: 68 Points: 10,766, Level: 68
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Undoing the tie-rod has usually knocked out my steering wheel centering in the past so I don't recommend it. Anyhow, buy a new axle and not reconditioned... unless you have a good eye, but sounds like you're a noob at axle replacement (no offense).
__________________
1999 Infiniti i30 - FSTB | Warpspeed Y | Progress RSB
2006 BMW 330i Black on Terra Leather 6MT - ZSP | ZPP | ZCP
talisman311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 08:47 PM   #8
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bloomington Ca
iTrader: (7)
Posts: 710
Points: 3,096, Level: 34
Points: 3,096, Level: 34 Points: 3,096, Level: 34 Points: 3,096, Level: 34
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
why would you need to undo the tierod? i never have.. maybe undo the sway bar link..but thats it..
__________________
99 SE max.. 5 spd baby.
99greddymax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 03:09 AM   #9
Please. Call me John. I insist

 
ColombianMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
iTrader: (7)
Posts: 4,911
Points: 12,796, Level: 73
Points: 12,796, Level: 73 Points: 12,796, Level: 73 Points: 12,796, Level: 73
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Send a message via AIM to ColombianMax
I usually just loosen everything, ball joint and tierod, I dont care if it throw the aligment off because I have the lifetime alignment package. I rather just loosen two nuts rather than fight with a tight squeeze. I've done both and I simply prefer spending 2 extra minutes loosening rather than struggling with space or even damaging the new axles threads while trying to get it in.
__________________
SHIFT_I cant it's Automatic!!



1993 Maxima GXE Super White, Ebay FSTB, 97-99 SE Rims, KYB GR2s, BlehmCo Lower Tiebar, BlehmCo Parallel Link Kit, BlehmCo RSTB, BlehmCo Swaybar Links, Addco RSB, z31 rear disc upgrade, Assurance TripleTreds.

1995 Maxima GXE-5 Dark Blue Pearl, 03 SE TE RIMs, I30 leather w/rear headrests, KYB GR2 on Progress springs, Progress RSB, ES Poly in front end suspension,WarpSpeed YPipe, Pioneer InDash Navi, Kzoosho LED tails and FX35 HID retrofit

2002 Maxima SE 6spd Sterling Mist, Tokico Illuminas on Tein H-Techs, Progress Rear Sway Bar
ColombianMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 05:20 AM   #10
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North VA, Charlotte NC
iTrader: (12)
Posts: 1,290
Points: 12,105, Level: 72
Points: 12,105, Level: 72 Points: 12,105, Level: 72 Points: 12,105, Level: 72
Activity: 2.0%
Activity: 2.0% Activity: 2.0% Activity: 2.0%
dont do he tie rod , no need, just undo the strut and it slides out. sometimes i have seen the tie rod turn when tightening the nut again, sometimes, not always but it happends. thats my opinion
__________________
Current: 97 Maxima 5 sp with some mods, 1986 Buick Regal w some mods

aic96max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 05:20 AM
MaximaOrg
Nissan Maxima




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


 




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:27 AM.


Maxima.org Forums Home Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Frequently Asked Questions on the Forums Search Find other members Registration is free! Support Maxima.org! Receive perks and benefits by donating to Maxima.org Questions? Comments?  Suggestions? Contact Us! Visit our Sponsors View and submit Maxima events Log Out of Maxima.org
Emails Backup