9-3 1999

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel
     
    Hub center nut
     
    Ball joint
     
    Sway bar hardware and rubber bushing
     

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  5. Push down on the lower control arm. Using a rubber mallet, tap the halfshaft out of the hub.
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  7. Move the strut to one side. Be extremely careful not to stretch or break the Antilock Braking System (ABS) sensor cables or brake hoses. Place a drain pan under the transaxle to catch any fluid spillage.

    Halfshaft
     
    Inner halfshaft joint from the transaxle on the left-hand side
     
    Halfshaft joint from the intermediate shaft on the right-hand side

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    Fig. Removing the halfshaft joint from the intermediate shaft-900 and 9-3

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft
     
    Hub and new center nut onto halfshaft. Do not tighten yet.
     
    Ball joint and torque the ball joint nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    Sway bar to the lower control arm. Install the rubber bushing, a new washer and new retaining nut and torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Tighten the hub center nut to 214 ft. lbs. (290 Nm).
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  5. Check the transaxle fluid level and top off if necessary.
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