Crossfire, 2004-2005

CV-Joints

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Overhaul



Inner CV-Joint & Boot
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle halfshaft from the vehicle
     
    CV joint boot clamps
     

  4.  
  5. Clamp the halfshaft in a vise.
  6.  
  7. Pry the joint cover from the bearing retainer.
  8.  
  9. Remove the boot from the inner seal.
  10.  
  11. Pry the inner seal from the bearing retainer.
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  13. Slide the boot, inner seal and bearing retainer off the halfshaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove the circlip from the axle shaft.
  16.  
  17. Using a press, remove the inner joint bearing from the halfshaft.

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    Fig. Removing the boot from inner seal

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To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips and boot clamps for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner boot
     
    Inner joint bearing
     
    Inner seal
     
    Circlip
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the bearing housing with grease.
  4.  
  5. Apply a bead of sealant to the outer sealing surface of the joint ring.
  6.  
  7. Using a mallet, tap on a NEW joint cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the boot into the sealing groove of the inner seal.
  10.  
  11. Install the retaining clamps and crimp in place.
  12.  
  13. Install the axle halfshaft.
  14.  

Outer CV-Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle halfshaft from the vehicle
     
    Inner CV-joint boot and clamps
     
    Outer CV-joint and boot
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Pack the outer CV-joint with grease supplied in repair kit.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    CV-joint into inner seal
     

  4.  
  5. Crimp the retaining boot clamps.
  6.  
  7. Install the axle halfshaft.

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    Fig. CV Joint boot clamps

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