Cv axle nut socket? 98 z71

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Jcloud, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jcloud

    Jcloud Rockstar

    I'm replacing my lower ball joints on my 98 z71 silverado and I'm wondering what size socket I need to use to get off the cv axle nut? And also how do u remove the cv axle?I'm trying to replace my ball joints today so any help is appreciated
     
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Its a 36mm. Take the 36mm nut off, than remove the inner cv bolts. Than compress the axle at the inner cv joint push that joint away from the mounting surface and than pull the axle out of the outer hub.
     
  3. Jcloud

    Jcloud Rockstar

    Alright cool thanks for the info
     
  4. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I do mine a bit different, I pull the axle completely, it only 6 bolts on the back side and then you arent fighting with extra parts. But otherwise sale thing. Also for removing it from the axle i undo the sway bar mounts and that makes the CV axle slide right out.
     

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