Mitsubishi Raider 2006

CV-Joints

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Overhaul



Inner Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Secure the halfshaft in a vise.
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  5. Remove the boot clamps with a cut-off wheel or grinder.
    WARNING
    Do not damage the CV housing or half shaft with the cut-off wheel or grinder.

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  7. Remove the housing from the half shaft and slide the boot down shaft.
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  9. Remove the housing bushing from the housing.
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  11. Remove the tripod snapring.
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  13. Remove the tripod and boot from the halfshaft.
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  15. Clean and inspect the CV components for excessive wear and damage. Replace the tripod as a unit only if necessary.

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    Fig. Inner Joint boot clamp locations



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    Fig. Remove the housing from the halfshaft-Inner Joint



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    Fig. Removing the snapring-Inner Joint

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To install:

  1. Slide a new boot down the halfshaft.
  2.  
  3. Install the tripod and tripod snapring on the halfshaft.
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  5. Pack the grease supplied with the joint/boot into the housing and boot.
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  7. Coat the tripod with the supplied grease.
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  9. Install a new bushing onto the housing.
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  11. Insert the tripod and shaft in the housing.
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  13. Position the boot on the joint in its original position.
    NOTE
    Verify the boot is not twisted and remove any excess air.

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  15. Secure both boot clamps with Clamp Installer C-4975A, or equivalent. Place the tool on the clamp bridge and tighten the tool until the jaws of the tool are closed.

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    Fig. Install a new bushing onto the joint housing-Inner Joint

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Outer Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the halfshaft and secure it in vise.
    CAUTION
    Take care not to damage the CV-joint housing or halfshaft.

  4.  
  5. Remove the boot clamps with a cut-off wheel or grinder.
  6.  
  7. Slide the boot down the shaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove any excess lubricant to expose the CV-joint snapring.

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    Fig. Removing the snapring (1) from the shaft (2) with snapring pliers (3)-Outer Joint

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  11. Spread snapring and slide the joint off the shaft.
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  13. Slide the boot off the shaft and discard old boot.
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  15. Matchmark the inner race/hub, bearing cage and housing with dabs of paint.

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    Fig. Make alignment marks (1) on the inner race/hub (2) and cage (3)-Outer Joint

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  17. Clamp the CV-joint in a vertical position in the vise.
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  19. Press down one side of the bearing cage to gain access to the ball at the opposite side.
    NOTE
    If joint is tight, use a hammer and brass drift to loosen the bearing hub. Do not contact the bearing cage with the drift.

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  21. Remove ball from the bearing cage.
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  23. Repeat step above until all six balls are removed from the bearing cage.

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    Fig. Removing the balls from the bearing cage-Outer Joint



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    Fig. Removing the cage and inner race from the housing-Outer Joint



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    Fig. Removing the inner race/hub from the cage-Outer Joint

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  25. Lift cage and inner race upward and out from the housing.
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  27. Turn inner race 90° in the cage and rotate the inner race/hub out of the cage.
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To install:

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Fig. Assembling the inner race cage and housing-Outer Joint

  1. Apply a light coat of grease to the CV-joint components before assembling them.
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  3. Align the inner race, cage and housing according to the alignment reference marks.
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  5. Insert the inner race into the cage and rotate race into the cage.
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  7. Rotate the inner race/hub in the cage.
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  9. Insert the cage into the housing.
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  11. Rotate the cage 90° into the housing.
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  13. Apply lubricant included with replacement boot/joint to the ball races. Spread lubricant equally among all the races.
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  15. Tilt inner race/hub and cage and install the balls.
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  17. Place new clamps onto new boot and slide boot onto the shaft to its original position.
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  19. Apply the remaining lubricant to the CV-joint and boot.
  20.  
  21. Push the joint onto the shaft until the snapring seats in the groove. Pull on the joint to verify the span ring has engaged.
  22.  
  23. Position the boot on the joint in its original position. Ensure the boot is not twisted and remove any excess air.
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  25. Secure both boot clamps with Clamp Installer C-4975A, or equivalent. Place the tool on the clamp bridge and tighten until the jaws of the tool are closed.
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