Honda Pilot - 2003-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Drain the transaxle if removing the left halfshaft. If is not necessary to drain the fluid if removing the right halfshaft.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint
     

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  7. Pry the inboard joint from the transaxle or intermediate shaft.
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  9. Remove the outer CV-joint stub shaft from the hub by tapping the stub shaft with a plastic hammer.
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To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips, split pins and self-locking nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the outer CV-joint stub shaft into the hub.
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  3. Install the inner CV-joint to the transaxle or intermediate shaft until the circlip locks in the retaining groove.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Tighten the nut to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm).
     
    Spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm) on 2003-04 models, or 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm) on 2005 models.
     
    Front wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  7. Fill the transaxle to the correct level and check for leaks.
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