Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Removal & Installation

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Rear



  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    The wheel drive shaft nut must not be reused. Replace the wheel drive shaft nut with new nut whenever it is removed.

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  7. Remove and discard the wheel drive shaft nut.
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  9. Release the parking brake.
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  11. Remove and support the brake caliper bracket.
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  13. Remove the nut securing the park brake cable routing bracket, if necessary.
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  15. Remove the bolt retaining the rear tie rod end from the rear suspension knuckle; do NOT loosen the tie rod end jam nut.
  16.  
  17. Loosen, but do not remove, the bolts securing the park brake cable bracket to the suspension knuckle.
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  19. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector.
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  21. Install a puller such as J 42129 onto the wheel hub and secure with wheel nuts.
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  23. Begin to disengage the wheel drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.
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  25. Remove the bolt and nut securing the upper control arm to the suspension knuckle.
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  27. Disengage the wheel drive shaft completely from the wheel hub and bearing.
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  29. Reposition the suspension knuckle toward the rear of the vehicle.
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  31. Remove the puller from the wheel hub.
    NOTE
    Support the wheel drive shaft until it is removed.

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  33. Assemble an appropriate slidehammer.
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  35. Install the slidehammer evenly onto the rear beveled surface of the wheel drive shaft inner joint housing.
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  37. Disengage the wheel drive shaft from the rear axle differential, then remove the tool assembly.
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  39. Remove the wheel drive shaft from the vehicle.
    NOTE
    The differential output shaft oil seal must be replaced when removing the rear wheel drive shaft.

  40.  
  41. Replace the rear wheel drive shaft oil seal.
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To install:


NOTE
Support the wheel drive shaft until it is completely installed.

  1. Position the wheel drive shaft to the differential output shaft.
    NOTE
    Do not damage the differential output shaft oil seal.

  2.  
  3. Carefully align and guide the wheel drive shaft onto the differential output shaft.
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  5. Install the wheel drive shaft fully onto the differential output shaft using light force.
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  7. Verify that the wheel drive shaft is fully seated on the differential output shaft retaining ring by grasping the inner tripot housing and pulling outward. Do not pull on the wheel drive shaft bar. The wheel drive shaft will remain firmly in place when properly engaged.
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  9. Begin to position the suspension knuckle to the wheel drive shaft.
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  11. Align and carefully guide the wheel drive shaft into the hub and bearing but do not seat fully.
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  13. Position the suspension knuckle to the upper control arm.
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  15. Install the bolt and nut to the upper control arm/suspension knuckle assembly. Tighten the bolt to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.).
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  17. Secure the park brake cable bracket.
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  19. Install the rear tie rod to the rear suspension knuckle.
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  21. Install the tie rod-to-knuckle bolt. Tighten the bolt to 85 Nm (63 ft. lbs.).
  22.  
  23. Install the brake caliper bracket.
  24.  
  25. Connect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector.
  26.  
  27. Install the park brake cable routing bracket, if removed.
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  29. Install the park brake cable routing bracket nut, if removed. Tighten the nut to 10 Nm (89 lb in).
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  31. Set the park brake.
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  33. Install a NEW wheel drive shaft spindle nut.
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  35. Slowly tighten the nut in order to draw the wheel drive shaft spindle into the wheel hub and bearing. Tighten the wheel drive shaft spindle nut to 260 Nm (192 ft. lbs.).
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  37. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  38.  
  39. Lower the vehicle.
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  41. Release the park brake.
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