Forenza 2007

With Manual Transaxle

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CV-Joints



CV-Boots Inspection

Inspect inner and outer boots for cracks and signs of grease. Check for loose or missing boot bands.

Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the axle shaft caulking nut. Discard the nut.

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    Fig. Axle shaft caulking nut

  6.  
  7. Remove the lower ball joint pinch bolt and nut.
  8.  
  9. Separate the steering knuckle from the lower ball joint.
  10.  
  11. Remove the tie rod nut.
  12.  
  13. Separate the tie rod end.

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    Fig. Lower ball joint pinch nut and related parts

  14.  
  15. Push the drive axle shaft from the wheel hub.
  16.  
  17. Remove the drive axle from the transaxle.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Clean the hub seal and the transaxle seal.
  2.  
  3. Install the drive axle into the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel hub onto the axle shaft.
  6.  
  7. Install the tie rod into the knuckle/strut and install the tie rod nut.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the tie rod nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
  10.  
  11. Install the lower ball joint pinch bolt and nut.
  12.  
  13. Tighten the lower ball joint pinch bolt and nut to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
  14.  
  15. Loosely install a new axle shaft caulking nut.
    NOTE
    Always use a new nut.

  16.  
  17. Install the wheels. Loosely install the nuts.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle to the floor.
  20.  
  21. Tighten the wheel nuts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
  22.  
  23. Tighten the axle shaft caulking nut to 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm)
  24.  
  25. Peen the caulking nut with a punch and a hammer until the nut is locked into place on the axle shaft hub.
  26.  
  27. Refill the transaxle fluid to the proper level.
  28.  

 
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