Isuzu Cars and Trucks 1981-1991

Central Joint

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
I-Mark (RWD) and Impulse
  1. Raise and support the rear of the car safely under the axle tubes.
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  3. Disconnect the parking brake return spring from the brake rod.
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  5. Unhook the exhaust system bracket from the central joint support bracket.
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  7. Mark the universal joint and flange, then disconnect the propeller shaft from the flange and support it out of the way.
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  9. Support the torque tube with a floor jack using minimum pressure.
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  11. Remove the central joint support bracket to underbody attaching bolts.
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  13. Allow the floor jack to lower the torque tube.
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  15. Disconnect the torque tube from the differential carrier by removing the attaching bolts.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align all marks, torque all bolts to specifications.
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Fig. Exploded view of central joint

 
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