REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- With the car on the ground, loosen the hub nut, which has been tightened to 200 ft. lbs. (271 Nm).
- Drain the transaxle differential and remove the cover.
Any time the transaxle differential cover is removed, a new gasket should be formed from RTV sealant.
- To remove the right hand driveshaft, disconnect the speedometer cable and remove the cable and gear before removing the driveshaft.
- Remove the clamp bolt from the ball stud and steering knuckle.
- Separate the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle, by prying against the knuckle leg and control arm.
- Separate the outer CV-joint splined shaft from the hub by holding the CV-housing and moving the hub away. Do not pry on the slinger or outer CV-joint.
- Support the shaft at the CV-joints and remove the shaft. Do not pull on the shaft. If necessary use a prytool between the CV-joint and transaxle housing.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. Insert the shaft into the transaxle housing, making sure the splines are engaged. A quick thrust will lock the circlip in the groove. Tighten the hub nut with the wheels on the ground to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).