Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

Rear Drive Line Module

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Removal &Installation



  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  3. Remove right and left inner half shaft joint mounting bolts
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  5. Support inner side of half shaft with mechanics wire or equivalent. Do not allow half shafts to hang freely.
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  7. Remove mounting bolts from the rear side of propeller shaft
    WARNING
    CAUTION: Do not allow propeller shaft to hang freely

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  9. Support propeller shaft with mechanics wire and/or jack stand
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  11. Disconnect main vacuum line for rear drive line module assembly. Also disconnect electrical connections at the front of the module.
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  13. Support rear drive line module assembly with transmission jack or equivalent
    CAUTION
    BE SURE TO CHAIN REAR DRIVE LINE MODULE ASSEMBLY SECURELY TO THE JACK TO PREVENT IT FROM FALLING.

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  15. Remove rear drive line module assembly rear mounting bolts
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  17. Remove rear drive line module assembly front mounting bolts
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  19. Partially lower rear drive line module assembly and disconnect remote solenoid vent and remote carrier vent.
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  21. Remove the rear driveline module from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the driveline module in the vehicle. Install the front mounting bolts and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  3. Reconnect the vacuum line and electrical lead. Install the viscous coupling and nut. Tighten the nut to 120 ft. lbs. (162 Nm).
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  5. Connect the propeller shaft to the driveline module, tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  7. Connect the rear halfshafts to the rear driveline module. Tighten the bolt to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  9. Lower the vehicle. Check the operation of the drive train.
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