G6 2005-2007

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the halfshaft nut.
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  7. Disconnect the outer tie rod assembly from the steering knuckle.
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  9. Separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
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  11. Separate the front wheel drive axle from the drive shaft bearing using a slide hammer and appropriate puller. The nut can be partially re-installed to protect the threads.
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  13. Remove the halfshaft from the transaxle.
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To install:

  1. Install the halfshaft into the transaxle.
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  3. Verify that the front wheel drive shaft retaining ring is properly seated by grasping the inner housing and pull the inner housing outward. Do not pull on the front wheel drive axle shaft.
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  5. The front wheel drive axle will remain in place when the front wheel drive shaft retaining ring is properly seated.
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  7. Install the front wheel drive shaft into the front wheel bearing.
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  9. Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
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  11. Connect the outer tie rod assembly to the steering knuckle.
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  13. Install a new wheel drive shaft nut. Insert a drift or a flat-bladed tool into the caliper and the rotor to prevent the rotor from turning. Tighten the nut to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm).
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  15. Install the wheel and tire.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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  19. Inspect the transaxle fluid level.
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  21. Inspect the wheel alignment.
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