Download Removal 1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel, disc brake caliper, rotor, cotter pin, nut retainer, and axle hub nut. Remove hub-to-steering knuckle attaching bolts. Remove hub and rotor shield from steering knuckle. Remove axle shaft from axle tube. See the FRONT AXLE article in DRIVE AXLES. NOTE: DO NOT disconnect caliper unless service is needed. Support caliper with wire to prevent hose damage. 2. On models with front axle shift motor, remove outer axle shaft from right axle tube. Leave shift collar on intermediate shaft. On all models, remove caliper anchor plate from steering knuckle. Remove steering knuckle and ball joint cotter pins. Remove ball joint nuts. Strike steering knuckle at ball joint stud boss with a brass hammer to loosen knuckle from ball joint studs. Remove steering knuckle. See Fig. 2 . Installation 1. Position steering knuckle over ball joint studs and install nuts. Tighten nuts to specification. Install NEW cotter pins. Install caliper anchor plate and tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Install axle shafts into axle tubes.