Originally Posted by scooter780
ok so the roll pin only goes one way? u mean i pound it through the axle right? or is the a hole on the corresponding side for a punch to go through and not the roll pin?
and correct me if im wrong cause im just picturing this in my head and havent looked. but if i remove the tie rods will that give me enough movement with my hub assembly to allow me to remove the CV axle?
The hole is there to tell you which way to pound it out, and when you replace it you'll be putting it back in the same side you pounded it out.
You may not have to remove the strutmounts, it all depends on if the axle wants to come out of that tight space with relatively little coaxing. But, the strut mounts hold that hub in tightly, removing the tierods won't give you that much play.
I was also just merely answering your question, there are a couple other small steps to remove the cv.
How I do it is I jack the car up, remove the wheel, take the center cap off the rim and replace the wheel on the car. Set the car back down on the ground and that real big nut behind the center cap keeps the axle attached to the hub, you may not have a socket this big, many people don't. You can rent one specifically to do this from Advance Auto.
Anyways, the nut is staked against the axle, so hammer the tab out and then you can remove the nut all the way.
Now you can jack the car back up and take the tire back off, and if you took the roll pin out, it should move pretty freely.
Like I said, if there isn't enough play between the hub, you can just take the two strut mount bolts out, just make sure you mark the top bolt, it's your camber bolt.