Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Drain the transaxle and transfer case fluid, as necessary.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
- 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.
Remove the halfshaft from the hub by pulling the bottom of the brake rotor toward you.
WARNINGNever pull on the halfshaft or you risk damaging the joints. Only use a prybar to remove the halfshaft from the transaxle.
- 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.
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.
NOTEDo not apply pressure to the wheel bearing while the halfshafts are removed.
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.
Install or connect the following:
- 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.
- Fill the transaxle and transfer case (if equipped) with the proper grade and type fluid