Infiniti Car 1998-05

Removal & Installation

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Automatic Transaxle



Left Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I30



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  6.  

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I30

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I30

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

Front



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Brake caliper assembly and rotor. Using a piece of wire, position the caliper so that it is not supported by the brake line.
     
    Tie-rod from the ball joint
     
    Kingpin from the knuckle
     
    Halfshaft from the wheel hub/knuckle by lightly tapping it with a wood drift. Take care not to damage the CV-boots.
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle by prying outward with a suitable tool at the transaxle case
     

  6.  
  7. On automatic transaxle models, remove the left halfshaft by tapping it out with a drift from the right side of the transaxle case. Take care not to damage the pinion mate shaft and side gear.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Drive a new oil seal into the transaxle. For the right side use tool KV38106800 along the inner circumference of the oil seal. For the left side use tool KV38106700.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the transaxle. Ensure that the serrations are aligned. Remove the tool.
     

  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft inward and install the circular clip in the groove of the side gear. After inserting the clip, pull outward on the flange of the slide joint to ensure the clip is properly meshed with the side gear. If it pulls out, the clip was not installed properly.

    Halfshaft into the wheel hub/knuckle. Torque the upper knuckle nut to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm) and wheel bearing locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Using a dial indicator, check wheel bearing axial end-play. Specification calls for 0.0020 in. (0.05mm) or less.

    Rotor and brake caliper
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Brake caliper assembly and rotor. Using a piece of wire, position the caliper so that it is not supported by the brake line
     
    Tie-rod from the ball joint
     
    Kingpin from the knuckle
     
    Halfshaft from the wheel hub/knuckle by lightly tapping it with a wood drift. Take care not to damage the CV-boots
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle by prying outward with a suitable tool at the transaxle case
     

  6.  
  7. On automatic transaxle models, remove the left halfshaft by tapping it out with a drift from the right side of the transaxle case. Take care not to damage the pinion mate shaft and side gear.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Drive a new oil seal into the transaxle. For the right side use tool KV38106800 along the inner circumference of the oil seal. For the left side use tool KV38106700.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the transaxle. Ensure that the serration-s are aligned. Remove the tool
     

  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft inward and install the circular clip in the groove of the side gear. After inserting the clip, pull outward on the flange of the slide joint to ensure the clip is properly meshed with the side gear. If it pulls out, the clip was not installed properly.

    Halfshaft into the wheel hub/knuckle. Torque the upper knuckle nut to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm) and wheel bearing locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Using a dial indicator, check wheel bearing axial end-play. Specification calls for 0.0020 in. (0.05mm) or less.

    Rotor and brake caliper
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the front wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Remove cotter pin and loosen or tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not pull on sensor harness


    NOTE
    Do not damage threads or boot on tie rod end



    Front wheels
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake calipers; use wire to support calipers where they will not interfere with work
     
    Brake rotors
     
    Antilock Brake wheel sensors
     



    Brake hose bracket from steering knuckle
     
    Front axle nut (nut should be loosened while vehicle is on the ground)
     
    Tie rod end
     



    Upper link ball joint
     

  4.  
  5. Remove halfshaft from wheel hub and bearing assembly
  6.  
  7. On left side, remove bolts securing halfshaft from side shaft and remove halfshaft from vehicle
  8.  
  9. On right side, remove halfshaft from splines in final drive
  10.  
  11. Remove halfshaft from vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front halfshafts-G35/M35 AWD

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal. Observe the following:

    Tighten left halfshaft flange to side shaft bolts to 30-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm)
     
    Tighten axle nuts to 174-230 ft. lbs. (236-313 Nm)
     
    Tighten upper link ball joint to 40-46 ft. lbs. (54-63.7 Nm)
     
    Tighten tie rod end ball joint to 22-28 ft. lbs. (29.5-39.2 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Always install new cotter pins.
  4.  
  5. Check and perform front end alignment if needed.
  6.  

Automatic Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Brake caliper assembly and rotor. Using a piece of wire, position the caliper so that it is not supported by the brake line.
     
    Tie-rod from the ball joint
     
    Kingpin from the knuckle
     
    Halfshaft from the wheel hub/knuckle by lightly tapping it with a wood drift. Take care not to damage the CV-boots.
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle by prying outward with a suitable tool at the transaxle case
     

  6.  
  7. On automatic transaxle models, remove the left halfshaft by tapping it out with a drift from the right side of the transaxle case. Take care not to damage the pinion mate shaft and side gear.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Drive a new oil seal into the transaxle. For the right side use tool KV38106800 along the inner circumference of the oil seal. For the left side use tool KV38106700.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the transaxle. Ensure that the serrations are aligned. Remove the tool.
     

  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft inward and install the circular clip in the groove of the side gear. After inserting the clip, pull outward on the flange of the slide joint to ensure the clip is properly meshed with the side gear. If it pulls out, the clip was not installed properly.

    Halfshaft into the wheel hub/knuckle. Torque the upper knuckle nut to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm) and wheel bearing locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Using a dial indicator, check wheel bearing axial end-play. Specification calls for 0.0020 in. (0.05mm) or less.

    Rotor and brake caliper
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Always install new cotter pins.
  10.  

AWD
Automatic Transaxle

CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the front wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Remove cotter pin and loosen or tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not pull on sensor harness


    NOTE
    Do not damage threads or boot on tie rod end



    Front wheels
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake calipers; use wire to support calipers where they will not interfere with work
     
    Brake rotors
     
    Antilock Brake wheel sensors
     



    Brake hose bracket from steering knuckle
     
    Front axle nut (nut should be loosened while vehicle is on the ground)
     
    Tie rod end
     



    Upper link ball joint
     

  4.  
  5. Remove halfshaft from wheel hub and bearing assembly
  6.  
  7. On left side, remove bolts securing halfshaft from side shaft and remove halfshaft from vehicle
  8.  
  9. On right side, remove halfshaft from splines in final drive
  10.  
  11. Remove halfshaft from vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front halfshafts-G35/M35 AWD

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal. Observe the following:

    Tighten left halfshaft flange to side shaft bolts to 30-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm)
     
    Tighten axle nuts to 174-230 ft. lbs. (236-313 Nm)
     
    Tighten upper link ball joint to 40-46 ft. lbs. (54-63.7 Nm)
     
    Tighten tie rod end ball joint to 22-28 ft. lbs. (29.5-39.2 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Always install new cotter pins.
  4.  
  5. Check and perform front end alignment if needed.
  6.  

Manual Transaxle

CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the front wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Remove cotter pin and loosen or tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not pull on sensor harness


    NOTE
    Do not damage threads or boot on tie rod end



    Front wheels
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake calipers; use wire to support calipers where they will not interfere with work
     
    Brake rotors
     
    Antilock Brake wheel sensors
     



    Brake hose bracket from steering knuckle
     
    Front axle nut (nut should be loosened while vehicle is on the ground)
     
    Tie rod end
     



    Upper link ball joint
     

  4.  
  5. Remove halfshaft from wheel hub and bearing assembly
  6.  
  7. On left side, remove bolts securing halfshaft from side shaft and remove halfshaft from vehicle
  8.  
  9. On right side, remove halfshaft from splines in final drive
  10.  
  11. Remove halfshaft from vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front halfshafts-G35/M35 AWD

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal. Observe the following:

    Tighten left halfshaft flange to side shaft bolts to 30-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm)
     
    Tighten axle nuts to 174-230 ft. lbs. (236-313 Nm)
     
    Tighten upper link ball joint to 40-46 ft. lbs. (54-63.7 Nm)
     
    Tighten tie rod end ball joint to 22-28 ft. lbs. (29.5-39.2 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Always install new cotter pins.
  4.  
  5. Check and perform front end alignment if needed.
  6.  

Left Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     

  6.  


NOTE
Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
 
Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
 
Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
 

  1. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.
    4.  



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I30 models



    Support bearing bolts
     
    Halfshaft from the vehicle
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I35



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Always install new cotter pins.
  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

Automatic Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I35



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Always install new cotter pins.
  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

Manual Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Brake caliper assembly and rotor. Using a piece of wire, position the caliper so that it is not supported by the brake line.
     
    Tie-rod from the ball joint
     
    Kingpin from the knuckle
     
    Halfshaft from the wheel hub/knuckle by lightly tapping it with a wood drift. Take care not to damage the CV-boots.
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle by prying outward with a suitable tool at the transaxle case
     

  6.  
  7. On automatic transaxle models, remove the left halfshaft by tapping it out with a drift from the right side of the transaxle case. Take care not to damage the pinion mate shaft and side gear.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Drive a new oil seal into the transaxle. For the right side use tool KV38106800 along the inner circumference of the oil seal. For the left side use tool KV38106700.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into the transaxle. Ensure that the serrations are aligned. Remove the tool.
     

  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft inward and install the circular clip in the groove of the side gear. After inserting the clip, pull outward on the flange of the slide joint to ensure the clip is properly meshed with the side gear. If it pulls out, the clip was not installed properly.

    Halfshaft into the wheel hub/knuckle. Torque the upper knuckle nut to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm) and wheel bearing locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Using a dial indicator, check wheel bearing axial end-play. Specification calls for 0.0020 in. (0.05mm) or less.

    Rotor and brake caliper
     
    Wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Always install new cotter pins.
  10.  

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
  8.  


NOTE
Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
 
Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat-bladed tool
 
Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
 
Seal from the transaxle
 



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I30 models

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal
     


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I30 models

    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque the hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat-bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I35

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I35

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque the hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Always install new cotter pins.
  8.  
  9. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  10.  

Automatic Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat-bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I35

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I35

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque the hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Always install new cotter pins.
  8.  
  9. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  10.  

Manual Transaxle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat-bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I35

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I35

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm).
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque the hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Always install new cotter pins.
  8.  
  9. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  10.  

Left



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I30 models



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I30



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  6.  

Manual Transaxle



Left
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut. Matchmark the bolts prior to removal
     



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Bolts attaching the support bearing to the support bearing bracket
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable prytool, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with a automatic transaxle perform the following:
    1. Remove the right halfshaft from the vehicle.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat bladed tool into the transaxle where the right halfshaft was, place the end of the tool on the halfshaft and drive the left shaft from the pinion side gear.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the left halfshaft from an automatic transaxle-I30



      Support bearing bolts
       
      Halfshaft from the vehicle
       
      Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
       
      Seal from the transaxle
       

    4.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106700 into the transaxle seal
     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.

    Halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated
     
    Support bearing bolts and torque the bolts to 10-14 ft. lbs. (13-19 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  6.  

Right
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I30

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I30

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

Rear




CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle
     

  6.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear halfshaft removal and installation-G35 shown


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut. Temporarily tighten the locknut.
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm) for the Q45 or to 47-57 ft. lbs. (64-78 Nm) for the G35.
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-201 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied
     
    Exhaust center tube
     
    Final drive-to-axle shaft nuts and bolts
     

  4.  
  5. Using a puller, separate the axle shaft from the axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the axle shaft.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:
  2.  
  3. Tighten the axle flange-to-axle shaft nuts to 47-58 ft. lbs. (63-79 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the axle shaft nut to 152-202 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm).
  6.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut. Temporarily tighten the locknut
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm)
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-203 ft. lbs. (206-275 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear halfshaft removal and installation-G35

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut; temporarily tighten the locknut.
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm) for the Q45 or to 47-57 ft. lbs. (64-78 Nm) for the G35.
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-201 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear halfshaft removal and installation-G35

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut; temporarily tighten the locknut.
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm) for the Q45 or to 47-57 ft. lbs. (64-78 Nm) for the G35.
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-201 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  

Automatic Transaxle

CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut. Temporarily tighten the locknut
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm)
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-203 ft. lbs. (206-275 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied
     
    Exhaust center tube
     
    Final drive-to-axle shaft nuts and bolts
     

  4.  
  5. Using a puller, separate the axle shaft from the axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the axle shaft.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:


  2.  
  3. Tighten the axle flange-to-axle shaft nuts to 47-58 ft. lbs. (63-79 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the axle shaft nut to 152-202 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Always install new cotter pins.
  8.  

Manual Transaxle

CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied and the vehicle sitting on the ground.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.

    Rear wheel
     
    Differential side flange bolts and nuts and separate shaft from the differential
     
    Wheel bearing locknut and washer from halfshaft
     
    Halfshaft by lightly tapping it with a copper hammer
     
    Halfshaft assembly from the vehicle
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft into wheel hub and install washer and wheel bearing locknut. Temporarily tighten the locknut
     
    Halfshaft with the differential side flange. Install the nuts and bolts and tighten to 61-69 ft. lbs. (83-93 Nm)
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle to the ground
     
    Torque the wheel bearing locknut with the brakes applied to 152-203 ft. lbs. (206-275 Nm)
     
    Insulator, adjusting cap and a new cotter pin
     

  2.  


CAUTION
The amount of force need to loosen the rear wheel bearing nut is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall off the jack. Loosen and tighten this nut with the vehicle on the ground.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel cotter pin, adjusting cap and insulator. Loosen the wheel bearing nut with the brakes applied
     
    Exhaust center tube
     
    Final drive-to-axle shaft nuts and bolts
     

  4.  
  5. Using a puller, separate the axle shaft from the axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the axle shaft.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure noting the following:


  2.  
  3. Tighten the axle flange-to-axle shaft nuts to 47-58 ft. lbs. (63-79 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the axle shaft nut to 152-202 ft. lbs. (206-274 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Always install new cotter pins.
  8.  

Right



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I30 models

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I30 models

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    ABS wheel sensor and move it out of the way
     
    Brake hose from the strut
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     

  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the bolts attaching the steering knuckle to the strut
    NOTE
    Cover axle boots with waste cloth so as not to damage them when removing halfshaft.



    Halfshaft from the knuckle by slightly tapping it
     
    Halfshaft from the transaxle using a suitable flat bladed tool
     
    Circlip on the end of the halfshaft and discard circlip
     
    Seal from the transaxle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the right halfshaft from the transaxle-I30

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New seal into the transaxle and install a halfshaft alignment tool KV38106800 into the transaxle seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right halfshaft alignment tool-I30

     
    New circlip to the halfshaft, then insert the halfshaft into the transaxle
     

  2.  
  3. With the serration's aligned remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Push the halfshaft fully into the transaxle to seat the circlip. Try to pull the halfshaft from the transaxle by hand to verify that the circlip is properly seated.

    Halfshaft into the steering knuckle and install the hub locknut, do not tighten the hub nut at this time
     
    Steering knuckle to the strut
     
    Strut mounting bolts and align the matchmarks. Torque the bolts to 103-117 ft. lbs. (140-159 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut
     
    ABS wheel sensor. Torque the attaching bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
     
    Front wheels, lower the vehicle and torque hub locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  8.  

 
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