Dakota, 2001-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Skid plate, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     
    Split pin
     
    Nut lock
     
    Spring washer
     
    Hub nut
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Wheel bearing and hub assembly
     

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  5. Pry the inner tripod joint out of the differential and remove the axle halfshaft.

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    Fig. Hub/bearing assembly



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    Fig. Halfshaft



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    Fig. To separate the halfshaft from the hub, remove the cotter pin, nut lock and spring washer from the axle shaft

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To install:

  1. Install the axle halfshaft so that the snapring is felt to seat in the joint housing groove.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing and hub assembly
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Hub nut. Tighten the nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
     
    Spring washer
     
    Nut lock
     
    Split pin
     
    Front wheel
     
    Skid plate, if equipped
     

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