Mitsubishi Endeavor 2004-06

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, do not strike the ABS rotors installed to the BJ outer race of the halfshaft against other parts when removing or installing the halfshaft. Otherwise the ABS rotors will be damaged.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the transaxle and transfer case fluid, as necessary.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front and side under covers
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Transfer case heat shield, if equipped
     
    Wheels
     
    Cotter pin
     
    Halfshaft nut and washer
     
    Speed sensor, if equipped with ABS
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Self locking nut and separate the lower ball joint
     
    Loosen the tie rod end nut and separate the tie rod end. Remove the nut.
     

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  7. Remove the halfshaft or halfshaft and inner shaft from the hub using Mitsubishi Special Tools MB990242, MB990244, MB991354 and MB990767 to push the halfshaft or halfshaft and inner shaft from the hub.
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  9. Remove the halfshaft from the hub by pulling the bottom of the brake rotor toward you.
    WARNING
    Never pull on the halfshaft or you risk damaging the joints. Only use a prybar to remove the halfshaft from the transaxle.

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  11. Insert a prybar between the transaxle case and halfshaft, then pry the halfshaft from the transaxle. Make sure the spline of the halfshaft does not damage the oil seal.
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  13. If you have trouble removing the inner shaft from the transaxle, hit the bracket assembly lightly with a plastic hammer and remove the inner shaft.
    NOTE
    Do not apply pressure to the wheel bearing while the halfshafts are removed.

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  15. On AWD vehicles, use Mitsubishi Special tool MB991721 to remove the output shaft from the transaxle. Make sure the splined part of the output shaft does not damage the oil seal.

    Circlips from the ends of the shafts

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    Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-FWD vehicles



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    Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-AWD vehicles

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New circlips
     
    Output shaft, AWD vehicles
     
    Halfshaft or halfshaft and inner shaft assembly, as necessary
     
    Tie rod end and tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint and tighten the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Speed sensor, if equipped with ABS
     
    New halfshaft washer, with the beveled edge facing out
     
    Halfshaft nut. With no load on the wheel bearings, use Mitsubishi special tool MB990767 to tighten the nut to 174 ft. lbs. (236 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin
     
    Wheels
     
    Transfer case heat shield, if equipped
     
    Front exhaust pipe
     
    Front and side under covers
     

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  3. Connect the negative battery cable. On 2005-2006 vehicles, turn the ignition ON and then OFF , and keep it off for at least ten seconds.
  4.  
  5. Fill the transaxle and transfer case (if equipped) with the proper grade and type fluid
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