Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-Montero

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the under cover. Remove the skid plate.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the shock absorber and stabilizer bar lower link.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front brake caliper and position it to the side.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the knuckle and tie rod end connection.
  12.  
  13. Remove the dust cap, cotter pin, locknut and washer.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the brake hose and VSS clamp bracket.
  16.  
  17. Remove the wheel speed sensor.
  18.  
  19. Remove the upper control arm ball joint connection.
  20.  
  21. Remove the halfshaft retaining bolts.
    NOTE
    When pulling the halfshaft out from the differential carrier, be careful that the spline part of the halfshaft does not damage the oil seal.

  22.  
  23. On the left side halfshaft, remove the circlip.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  



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Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-Montero Sport

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the under cover. Remove the skid plate. Drain the gear oil.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper assembly and position it to the side.
  8.  
  9. If equipped with ABS, remove the front speed sensor.
  10.  
  11. Remove the dust cap, snapring and shim.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the stabilizer bar connection.
  14.  
  15. Remove the lower shock absorber mounting bolt.
  16.  
  17. Using the proper tools, disconnect the tie rod end connection.
  18.  
  19. Using the proper tools, disconnect the lower arm ball joint connection.