Download 1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Important: DO NOT reuse the wheel drive shaft nut, replace with new. 2. Remove the wheel drive shaft nut and washer. 3. Remove the steering knuckle assembly. 4. Release the wheel drive shaft by placing a brass drift against the tripod housing. Firmly strike the brass drift with a hammer to release the drive shaft. Left side shown, right side similar. 5. Remove the front wheel drive shaft from the vehicle. Installation Procedure Important: When installing the front wheel drive shaft, a snap or pop should be heard and felt when the front wheel drive shaft is properly seated in the differential case.