GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Intermediate Shaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Intermediate shaft removal and installation-manual transaxle

The intermediate shaft is found on manual transaxle models only.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the car and support with jackstands. Remove the right wheel and tire.
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  5. Position a drain pan under the transaxle.
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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.

  1. Remove the right halfshaft assembly as previously outlined in this section.
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  3. Remove the housing-to-bracket bolts, bracket and housing-to-transaxle bolts.
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  5. Carefully disengage the intermediate axle shaft from the transaxle and remove the shaft.
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To install:
  1. Install the intermediate shaft into position and lock the shaft into the transaxle.
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  3. Install the housing-to-transaxle bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  5. Install the bracket-to-engine block bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  7. Install the housing-to-bracket bolts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  9. Coat the splines of the intermediate shaft with chassis grease and install the right halfshaft assembly as previously outlined in this section.
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  11. Install the front wheels.
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  13. Lower the vehicle and refill the transaxle to the proper level. Refer to Routine Maintenance of this repair guide.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable and recheck all procedures to ensure complete repair.
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