REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
The intermediate shaft is found on manual transaxle models only.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the car and support with jackstands. Remove the right wheel and tire.
- Position a drain pan under the transaxle.
Use care when removing the halfshaft. Tri-pot joints can be damaged if the drive axle is over-extended. It is important to handle the halfshaft in a manner to prevent over-extending.
- Remove the right halfshaft assembly as previously outlined in this section.
- Remove the housing-to-bracket bolts, bracket and housing-to-transaxle bolts.
- Carefully disengage the intermediate axle shaft from the transaxle and remove the shaft.
- Install the intermediate shaft into position and lock the shaft into the transaxle.
- Install the housing-to-transaxle bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
- Install the bracket-to-engine block bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Install the housing-to-bracket bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Coat the splines of the intermediate shaft with chassis grease and install the right halfshaft assembly as previously outlined in this section.
- Install the front wheels.
- Lower the vehicle and refill the transaxle to the proper level. Refer to Routine Maintenance of this repair guide.
- Connect the negative battery cable and recheck all procedures to ensure complete repair.