Grand Cherokee 2006-2007

Halfshafts

Print

CV-Joints



Overhaul
Inner Joint
  1. Clamp shaft in a vise (with soft jaws) and support C/V joint.
  2.  
  3. Remove clamps with a cut-off wheel or grinder.
  4.  
  5. Slide boot down the shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove lubricant from housing to expose the C/V snap ring and remove snap ring.
  8.  
  9. Remove bearings from the cage.
  10.  
  11. Rotate cage 30 degrees and slide cage off the inner race and down the shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove spread inner race snap ring and remove race from the shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove boot from the shaft and discard.
  16.  
  17. Clean and inspect housing , cage , bearings , housing snap-ring , inner race snap-ring and inner race for wear or damage.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Apply a coat of grease supplied with the joint/boot to the C/V joint components before assembling them.
  2.  
  3. Place new clamps on the new boot and slide boot down the shaft.
  4.  
  5. Slide cage onto the shaft with the small diameter end towards the boot.
  6.  
  7. Install the inner race onto the shaft. Pull on the race to verify snap ring has engaged.
  8.  
  9. Align cage with the inner race and slide over the race.
  10.  
  11. Turn the cage 30 degrees to align the cage windows with the race.
  12.  
  13. Apply grease to the inner race and bearings and install the bearings.
  14.  
  15. Apply grease to the housing bore then install the bearing assembly into the housing.
  16.  
  17. Install the housing snap ring and verify it is seated in the groove.
  18.  
  19. Fill the housing and boot with the remaining grease.
  20.  
  21. Slide the boot onto the C/V housing into it-s original position. Ensure boot is not twisted and remove any excess air.
  22.  
  23. Secure both boot clamps with Clamp Installer C-4975A. Place tool on clamp bridge and tighten tool until the jaws of the tool are closed.
  24.  

Outer Joint

NOTE
CV joint is serviced with the shaft, the boot can be serviced separately

  1. Remove inner CV boot and joint.
  2.  
  3. Cut outer CV boot clamps.
  4.  
  5. Cut boot off CV housing and shaft.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Clean the CV joint then apply new grease to the joint.
  2.  
  3. Slide the new boot on to the shaft and on the CV housing.
  4.  
  5. Install boot clamps in original locations.
  6.  
  7. Install inner CV joint and boot.
  8.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
  4.  
  5. Remove half shaft hub/bearing nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove wheel speed sensor from hub/bearing.
  8.  
  9. Remove brake calipers bolts and remove calipers from caliper adapters.
  10.  
  11. Remove lower stabilizer link bolt from control arm.
  12.  
  13. Remove outer tie rod end nuts and separate tie rods from knuckles with the proper tool.
  14.  
  15. Remove upper ball joint nuts and separate ball joints from knuckles with the proper tool.
  16.  
  17. Remove shock clevis bolt and nut from lower control arm
  18.  
  19. Lean the knuckle out and push half shaft out of the hub/bearing.
  20.  
  21. Pry half shafts from axle/axle tube with pry bar.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Install half shaft on the axle and through the hub/bearing. Verify halfshaft has engaged.
  2.  
  3. Install shock clevis on lower control arm and tighten nut to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install upper control arm on knuckle. Torque to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install tie rod end on knuckle. Torque to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install stabilizer link on lower control arm. Torque to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install caliper on caliper adapter.
  12.  
  13. Install wheel speed sensor on the hub/bearing.
  14.  
  15. Install half shaft hub/bearing nut and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  16.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo