MINI 2002-05

Removal & Installation

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

    Front wheel
     
    Front wheel hub nut
     
    Drain transaxle
     
    Brake caliper from disc (tie out of way; hose connected)
     
    Tie rod ball joint from steering knuckle
     
    ABS sensor from steering knuckle
     
    Control arm from steering knuckle
     

  4.  
  5. On right side driveshaft only, remove bolts holding the intermediate shaft housing to the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Pull the driveshaft from transaxle (discard snap ring)
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolt holding the steering knuckle to the McPherson strut, then lift the steering knuckle out with the driveshaft.
  10.  


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    Fig. Installing a new snap ring on driveshaft inner spline



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    Fig. Showing special seal protector tool installed in transaxle


To install:

  1. Install a new snap ring on the end of the driveshaft inner spline.
  2.  
  3. Install a special seal protector tool, 24-8-120, into side of transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Position the driveshaft to the transaxle and insert into to seal. Pull on the special tool handle to remove once the driveshaft is in position.
  6.  
  7. Push in output shaft over the resistance of the retaining ring until it snaps in place.
  8.  
  9. Install the steering knuckle to the McPherson strut. Torque the retaining bolt to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the intermediate shaft housing to the bracket. Torque the retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install or connect the following:

    Control arm to steering knuckle; torque new nut to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    ABS sensor to steering knuckle; torque to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm)
     
    Tie rod to steering knuckle; torque new ball joint nut to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper to disc; torque caliper guide bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm)
     
    Front wheel hub nut; torque new nut to 134 ft. lbs. (182 Nm)
     
    Front wheel
     

  14.  
  15. Refill the transaxle.
  16.  

Manual Transaxle



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

    Front wheel
     
    Front wheel hub nut
     
    Drain transaxle
     
    Brake caliper from disc (tie out of way; hose connected)
     
    Tie rod ball joint from steering knuckle
     
    ABS sensor from steering knuckle
     
    Control arm from steering knuckle
     

  4.  
  5. On right side driveshaft only, remove bolts holding the intermediate shaft housing to the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Pull the driveshaft from transaxle (discard snap ring)
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolt holding the steering knuckle to the McPherson strut, then lift the steering knuckle out with the driveshaft.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing a new snap ring on driveshaft inner spline



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Showing special seal protector tool installed in transaxle

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install a new snap ring on the end of the driveshaft inner spline.
  2.  
  3. Install a special seal protector tool, 24-8-120, into side of transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Position the driveshaft to the transaxle and insert into to seal. Pull on the special tool handle to remove once the driveshaft is in position.
  6.  
  7. Push in output shaft over the resistance of the retaining ring until it snaps in place.
  8.  
  9. Install the steering knuckle to the McPherson strut. Torque the retaining bolt to 60 ft. lbs. (81 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the intermediate shaft housing to the bracket. Torque the retaining bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install or connect the following:

    Control arm to steering knuckle; torque new nut to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    ABS sensor to steering knuckle; torque to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm)
     
    Tie rod to steering knuckle; torque new ball joint nut to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper to disc; torque caliper guide bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm)
     
    Front wheel hub nut; torque new nut to 134 ft. lbs. (182 Nm)
     
    Front wheel
     

  14.  
  15. Refill the transaxle.
  16.  

 
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