Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Removal & Installation

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Inner Axle Shafts



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Undercover
     
    Right side wheel
     
    Right outer halfshaft
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting bolts
     
    Inner shaft from housing, using a slide hammer with tool MB990241
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New circlip on the inner halfshaft
     
    Inner shaft into the housing, drive the axle into position.
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm).
     
    Right halfshaft assembly
     
    Undercover
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Undercover
     
    Right side wheel
     
    Right outer halfshaft
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting bolts
     
    Inner shaft from housing, using a slide hammer with tool MB990241
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New circlip on the inner halfshaft
     
    Inner shaft into the housing, drive the axle into position.
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm).
     
    Right halfshaft assembly
     
    Undercover
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

Outer Axle Shafts



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Undercover
     
    Wheels
     
    Hub cover dust cap
     
    Snapring from the inside of the hub and the shim
     
    Front brake caliper assembly and support with mechanics wire
     
    Speed sensor, if equipped with ABS
     
    Tie rod from the steering knuckle assembly
     
    Upper and lower ball joints from the steering knuckle assembly
     
    Front hub/knuckle assembly with the inner and outer bearings intact
     

  4.  
  5. On the left side, pull the halfshaft from the differential carrier.
  6.  
  7. For the right side, remove the fasteners and the halfshaft from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New circlip, on the left side halfshaft
     
    Inner shaft. Torque the nuts to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm), on the right side halfshaft.
     
    Front hub/knuckle and bearing assembly
     
    Upper ball joint to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint to knuckle. Torque the nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
     
    New cotter pins
     
    Tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) and a new cotter pin.
     
    Speed sensor, if removed
     
    Front brake assembly
     
    Shim and snapring to the axle shaft. Install the front hub dust cover
     
    Wheels and the undercover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Undercover
     
    Wheels
     
    Hub cover dust cap
     
    Snapring from the inside of the hub and the shim
     
    Front brake caliper assembly and support with mechanics wire
     
    Speed sensor, if equipped with ABS
     
    Tie rod from the steering knuckle assembly
     
    Upper and lower ball joints from the steering knuckle assembly
     
    Front hub/knuckle assembly with the inner and outer bearings intact
     

  4.  
  5. On the left side, pull the halfshaft from the differential carrier.
  6.  
  7. For the right side, remove the fasteners and the halfshaft from the vehicle.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New circlip, on the left side halfshaft
     
    Inner shaft. Torque the nuts to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm), on the right side halfshaft
     
    Front hub/knuckle and bearing assembly
     
    Upper ball joint to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint to knuckle. Torque the nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm).
     
    New cotter pins
     
    Tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Torque the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) and a new cotter pin.
     
    Speed sensor, if removed
     
    Front brake assembly
     
    Shim and snapring to the axle shaft. Install the front hub dust cover
     
    Wheels and the undercover
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

 
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