Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation



3000GT

NOTE
On vehicles with a limited slip differential, the right and left halfshafts are not the same. If both halfshafts are to be removed, mark them for proper installation.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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  3. Matchmark the halfshaft and the companion flange.
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  5. Remove the bolts that attach the rear halfshaft to the companion flange.
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  7. Use a prybar to pry the inner shaft out of the differential case.
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  9. Remove the rear halfshaft from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install a new circlip on the halfshaft and install it into the differential. Be sure it is fully seated.
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  3. Align the matchmarks and attach the halfshaft to the companion flange. Tighten the fasteners to 40-47 ft. lbs. (55-65 Nm).
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  5. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.

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    Fig. Rear halfshaft removal-AWD 3000GT



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    Fig. Proper method for disconnecting ball joint studs and tie rod ends

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Diamante, Galant, Lancer & Mirage
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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  3. Remove the cotter pin, halfshaft nut and washer.
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  5. If equipped with Anti-Lock Brake (ABS), remove the front wheel speed sensor.
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  7. If equipped with Active Electronic Control Suspension (Active-ECS) perform the following:
    1. Loosen the nut that secures the air line to the top of the strut and discard the O-ring.
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    3. Remove the bolts that secure the actuator to the top of the strut and remove the component. Disconnect the wiring harness.
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  9. Disconnect the lower ball joint and the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
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  11. If removing the left side axle with an inner shaft, remove the center support bearing bracket bolts and washers. Then, remove the halfshaft by setting up a puller on the outside wheel hub and pushing the halfshaft from the front hub. Tap the shaft union at the joint case with a plastic hammer to remove the halfshaft and inner shaft from the transaxle.
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