Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

Front Driveshaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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  1. Remove the cotter pin, nut lock, and spring washer from the stub shaft.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the lug nuts and hub nut while the vehicle is on the ground.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the skidplate, if fitted.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub nut and washer from the stub shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel and tire.
  12.  
  13. Loosen the bolts that attach the inner CV joint to the axle shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  16.  
  17. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor, if fitted.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolts holding the hub bearing to the knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the hub bearing from the axle driveshaft and steering knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Support the driveshaft at the CV joint housings.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts that attach the inner CV joint to the axle shaft.
  26.  
  27. Remove the driveshaft.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Insert the CV driveshaft stub into the hub bearing bore of the steering knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Attach the inner joint flange to the axle shaft flange. Tighten the bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Clean the hub bearing bore, axle driveshaft splines, and hub bearing mating surface. Apply a light coat of grease.
  6.  
  7. Install the hub bearing to the axle driveshaft and the steering knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Install the bolts that hold the hub bearing to the steering knuckle. Tighten to 123 ft. lbs. (166 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the stub shaft hub nut and washer.
  12.  
  13. Install the ABS sensor, caliper and rotor.
  14.  
  15. Tighten the hub nut to 190 ft. lbs. (258 Nm).
  16.  
  17. The remainder of the procedure is in the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Stub shaft nut lock assembly



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Fig. Proper cotter pin installation

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  1. Remove the cotter pin, nut lock, and spring washer from the stub shaft.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the lug nuts and hub nut while the vehicle is on the ground.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the skidplate, if fitted.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub nut and washer from the stub shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel and tire.
  12.  
  13. Loosen the bolts that attach the inner CV joint to the axle shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  16.  
  17. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor, if fitted.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolts holding the hub bearing to the knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Remove the hub bearing from the axle driveshaft and steering knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Support the driveshaft at the CV joint housings.
  24.  
  25. Disengage the inner CV joint from the axle shaft. Position two pry bars between the inner CV housing and the axle housing. Apply pressure away from the differential housing. This will disengage the axle shaft snap-ring from the groove on the inside of the CV housing.
  26.  
  27. Remove the driveshaft.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Insert the CV driveshaft stub into the hub bearing bore of the steering knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Apply a light coat of wheel bearing grease on the axle shaft splines.
  4.  
  5. Install the inner CV joint onto the axle shaft flange. Push firmly on the shaft until the shaft snap-ring engages with the groove on the inside of the joint housing.
  6.  
  7. Clean the hub bearing bore, axle driveshaft splines, and hub bearing mating surface. Apply a light coat of grease.
  8.  
  9. Install the hub bearing to the axle driveshaft and the steering knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Install the bolts that hold the hub bearing to the steering knuckle. Tighten to 123 ft. lbs. (166 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the stub shaft hub nut and washer.
  14.  
  15. Install the ABS sensor, caliper and rotor.
  16.  
  17. Tighten the hub nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
  18.  
  19. The remainder of the procedure is in the reverse of removal.
  20.  

 
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