Haven’t done one of those in years. Had to remove the brake caliper, then separate the hub knuckle from the strut and control arm, then push the axle’s splined end out of the knuckle. Then the axle was free on the outer end, and it just pulled out of the inner end (there was just a circlip around the axle that “locked” it in). Spray everything down beforehand to control the dust, and wear a particle mask.
You’ll need a breaker bar and 3’ steel pipe extension sleeved over it to break that axle nut loose to get going. I remember placing one of those small, black “Wonderbar” crowbars into the ring gear teeth to keep the engine from rotating while doing this. It fit perfectly - like it was made for this purpose...
2011 Equinox 1LT (new Jan 2011): Summit White / 3.0 L V6 / FWD / Pioneer Stereo / 18" Wheels / 138.2k miles [05-NOV-2019]
2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /225.5k miles [05-NOV-2019]
Last edited by Colt Hero; 02-26-2019 at 11:01 AM.