half shaft on 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada

how to replace the cv half shaft on the driver side of 2000 oldsmobile bravada

by in Creve Coeur, IL on October 11, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 11, 2009
Jack up and support the vehicle. open the half shaft nut by having someone depress the brake pedal while you are trying to open the nut. You could also "jam" the brake disc to prevent it from turning.The upper bolts on the steering knuckle are removed to allow the knuckle to pivot outward, the nose of the axle is tapped back toward the transmission until it is no longer engaged in the steering knuckle. The axle is pried out of the transmission, it is secured in the differential with a circlip that will collapse as the axle is pulled out of the transmission. There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://www.alldatadiy.com/
ANSWER by on October 11, 2009
You should start by taking off the tire, tie rod, rotor, caliper, lower and upper ball joints you have to free up the suspension to take out the axle, for a diagram with pictures go to sinautoscan.com under forum