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► Air Impact Wrench - Honda Civic
► Bolt and Nut Torque Specifications
► Boot and Front Axle Replacement
► Changing the Engine Oil - Honda Civic
► Changing the Timing Belt - Honda Civic
► Changing the Water Pump - Honda Civic
► Engine Coolant Temp Sensor - Honda
► Fuse and Relay Box - Honda Civic
► General Maintenance Schedule
► Inspecting the Idle Air Control Valve - P0505
► Jerky steering wheel Fix - Honda Civic
► Jump start your car battery - Honda Civic
► Learn to drive stick shift - Honda Civic
► Pass Smog Check - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Alternator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Pads - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Rotor Disc
► Repairing the Distributor - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Front Hub Bearing
► Repairing the Fuel Filter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the PCV Valve - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Radiator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Speed Sensor - Honda
► Repairing the Starter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Thermostat - Honda Civic
► Replacing Exhaust Pipe Gasket
► Replacing Front Rear Shocks - Honda
► Replacing the CYP Sensor - Honda
► Replacing the Fuel Pump - Honda Civic
► Replacing the Oxygen Sensor - Honda
► Saving Gas - Honda Civic
► Stolen Car and Kill Switches - Honda
► Trouble Codes (MIL / CEL) - Honda Civic
► Washing Machine Repair - Bad Motor


Engine Oil ChangeBrake Pad ReplacementBrake Disc Replacement
Axle ReplacementHead Light Bulb ReplacementSide Door Window Replacement
Alternator ReplacementBattery ReplacementTransmission Clutch Replacement
Front Hub Bearing ReplacementStarter ReplacementFuel Filter Replacement

Boot and Front Axle Replacement

Here's how I changed my CV Joints Boots and Axle (Passenger's side):

1. Used a jack to lift the right front side of my car onto jackstands.
2. Removed the wheel on the right side of car to access the drain plug for the transmission.
3. Slid an oil pan underneath the drain plug.
4. Unscrewed the transmission oil drain plug and allowed all the transmission oil to empty out into the oil pan.
5. Removed the nut and bolt from the fork arm.
6. Removed the cotter pin and nut underneath the ball joint.
7. Hammered the ball joint fork tool into the ball joint while lifting the wheel hub to disconnect the joint.
8. Used an impact wrench (700+ lbs.ft) to remove the axle nut. Used a 32mm socket.
9. Turned the brake rotor aside and slipped out one end of the axle rod.
10. Slid underneath the car to reach the other end of the axle rod.
11. Used a flat head screw driver to remove the axle by wedging the screwdriver into the gap between the transmission and axle rod.
12. Pulled out the old axle.
13. Pushed in the new axle firmly and straight with both hands.
14. Replaced the old cotter pins with new ones.
15. Tightened all nuts to torque specifications using a torque wrench.
16. Removed the fill plug to the transmission.
17. Returned and tightened the transmission oil drain plug to torque specifications.
18. Refilled the transmission oil using a long tube and a funnel and poured 5W30 engine oil.
19. Returned and tightened the transmission oil fill plug to torque specifications.
20. Reinstalled the wheel and wheel cover.
21. Tightened the lug nuts to the wheel at 80lb ft. using a torque wrench and lowered the car.

Axle and CV boots in good condition

Front Axle (Driver Side) ReplacementCost (2007)
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Front Axle (Passenger Side) ReplacementCost (2007)
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