The CV shaft of the Honda Accord sits between the wheel hub and the transaxle housing of the vehicle. Occasionally, the rubber CV joint boot on the shaft will rip from usage, allowing dirt to get into the joint and create severe problems for the shaft. You can remove the CV shaft in about an hour or two in order to replace the part. Save yourself time and money by removing the shaft on your own.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wood block
- Tire tool
- Floor jack
- Jack stand
- Socket wrench set
- Wire hanger
- Crescent wrench
- Rubber mallet
Drive the Honda Accord onto a level surface and put the vehicle transmission in "Park." Set the parking brake and place a wood block behind one of the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving while you are removing the CV shaft.
Loosen the lug nuts a couple of turns with a tire tool on the front wheel you need to remove. Lift the vehicle up with a floor jack and place a jack stand under the vehicle frame near the wheel you are removing.
Lower the floor jack so the vehicle is supported by the jack stand and take the floor jack out from under the vehicle. Remove the lug nuts with the tire tool and take the wheel off the wheel hub.
Unfasten the upper and lower bolts from the brake caliper with a socket wrench and slide the bolts off the caliper by hand. Lift the brake caliper off the rotor and remove the brake pads from the inside of the brake caliper.
Move the brake caliper out of the way by suspending it from the vehicle frame with a wire hanger. Never allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose.
Remove the cottar pin from the spindle with a pair of pliers and take the crown washer off the spindle by hand. Loosen the spindle nut with a crescent wrench and take the nut off the spindle.
Take the rotor off the spindle and place a drain pan on the ground under the transaxle in the centre of the front axle. Unfasten the drain plug on the side of the transaxle with a crescent wrench and let the transaxle fluid drain into the pan.
Unfasten the damper bolt and nut with a socket wrench and remove the damper fork from the spindle. Detach the lower arm ball joint from the steering knuckle with a rubber mallet.
Move the steering knuckle out and take the CV shaft joint out of the hub with a rubber mallet. Slide the inner CV shaft out of the transaxle and remove the shaft from the Honda Accord.
Tips and warnings
- Always set the parking brake on the Honda Accord to prevent it from rolling when attempting to remove the CV shaft.
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