Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Axle Housing

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine


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Fig. Front differential mounting-3.5L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the three engine mounting bracket upper bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the three way catalyst (right bank).
  8.  
  9. Remove the stabilizer assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove both front halfshafts.
  14.  
  15. Remove the side shaft assembly.
  16.  
  17. Remove the front driveshaft.
  18.  
  19. Remove the front suspension member.
  20.  
  21. Remove the breather hose and tube.
  22.  
  23. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the front final drive assembly from the vehicle.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Refer to the accompanying illustration for tightening torques. Note the following:
    NOTE
    Align the mating faces of gear carrier and oil pan for installation.


    NOTE
    Make sure there are no pinched or restricted areas on the breather hose caused by bending or winding when installing it.



    When installing the side shaft, apply multi-purpose grease to contact surface of side shaft and side shaft oil seal.

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    Fig. Final drive bolt torque sequence-3.5L engine

     
    When installing the front final drive assembly, refer to the accompanying illustration for the proper tightening sequence.
     



    When installing the breather hoses (1) and tube (2), refer to the illustration. Make sure the paint mark facing up.

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    Fig. When installing the breather hoses (1) and tube (2), refer to the illustration. Make sure the paint mark facing up

     



    Install the breather hose until it seats the rounded portion of the tube.

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    Fig. Breather connector installation angle-3.5L engine

     
    Install the breather connector as shown in the accompanying illustration. Angle A: 0 - 30°.
     
    Seat the breather tube bracket end (A) to the machined face (B) of gear carrier boss.

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    Fig. Breather bracket installation-3.5L engine

     
    Check the oil level after installation.
     

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4.5L Engine


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Fig. Front final drive mounting-4.5L engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the three way catalyst (right bank).
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove both front halfshafts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the side shaft assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the front driveshaft.
  16.  
  17. Remove the front suspension member.
  18.  
  19. Remove the engine wire harness clamp bolts from the front final drive.
  20.  
  21. Remove the breather hose and tube.
  22.  
  23. Remove the mounting bolts and remove the front final drive assembly from the vehicle.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Refer to the accompanying illustration for tightening torques. Note the following:
    NOTE
    Align the mating faces of the gear carrier and oil pan for installation.


    NOTE
    Make sure there are no pinched or restricted areas on the breather hose caused by bending or winding when installing it.



    When installing the side shaft, apply multi-purpose grease to the contact surface of the side shaft and side shaft oil seal.

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    Fig. Mounting bolt torque sequence-4.5L engine

     
    Tighten the mounting bolts in the order shown in the accompanying illustration.
     



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    Fig. Breather tube installation-4.5L engine



    When installing the breather hoses and tube, refer to the illustration.
     



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    Fig. Breather connector installation-4.5L engine



    Install the breather connector as shown. Angle A: 22.5°; Angle B: 22.5-45°
     
    Check the oil level.
     

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