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2003 Hyundai Sonata: cylinder..the alternator..axle..without removing

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2003 Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder: need correct procedure to replace the alternator; the axle is in the way. Is there any way to remove it without removing the axle?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 9 years ago.


Here are directions per Hyundai:

Applies to: Sonata 2002-2003
Engine Electrical SystemCharging System



Remove CV axle assemble(see Axle section), then proceed with Generator removal.

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  1. Lift up the vehicle and remove the wheel and tire.
  1. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle.
  1. Disconnect the brake hose from the knuckle.
  1. Remove the caliper assembly and suspend it with wire.
  1. Remove the cotter pin and driveshaft nut from the front hub.
  1. Remove the 2 bolts and disconnect the ball joint from the knuckle.
  1. Using a plastic hammer, disconnect the drive shaft from the axle hub.
  1. Using the special tool (09567-34000), disconnect the tie rod end from the knuckle. NOTE
    • Be sure to tie a cord to the special tool and to a nearby part.
    • Loosen the nut, but do not remove it.
  1. Loosen the upper arm mounting nut, but do not remove it.
  1. Using the special tool (09568-34000), disconnect the upper arm from the knuckle.
  1. Remove the front axle and knuckle together.
  1. Installation is reverse of removal.


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