Originally Posted by RSX_S
Anyone know if you have to drop the subframe to change the axles?
No you don't have to touch the subframe, lol.
The way I do it (I've changed 4 ep/rsx axles):
Crack axle nut (36mm), jack car up, remove wheel, remove axle nut, disconnect brake line bracket from knuckle, remove 2 large bolts through the bottom of the strut (I believe they are 19mm on the bolt side and 22mm on the nut side), "pop" the inner joint with a crowbar, hit the end of the axle inwards with a hammer (where the axle nut was), have a friend push the kunckle downwards and remove the axle from the spindle (be VERY CAREFUL, this part is heavy and you don't want to mess up your lower ball joint). Install in reverse order. I believe the torque spec on the axle nut is 134 lbs/ft. Retorque after 3 days (can develop play after a couple days).
Modified by WhiteOnRice at 1:39 PM 10/14/2008