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1999 Hyundai Elantra Question: Driver's side half shaft removal

 

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Kevinr, DOHC, Shelby, MT, April 22, 2009, 18:05
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How do you get the half shaft out of the steering knuckle?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 22, 2009, 21:42
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    With the axle nut off to its last threads the axle should tap backward toward the gearbox when tapped with a hammer (preferably a brass hammer). The Hyundai workshop manual show a puller / press that has its "legs" secured to the hub by means of the lug nuts while a screw is tightened pressing the axle spindle inwards but in 30 years of working on cars I've never seen any one at the dealer or independent repair shops.

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