Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Axle Shaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear axle shaft

When removing the rear axle shaft(s), cover the CV-boots with cloth to prevent damage.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Remove the adjusting cap and cotter pin from the axle nut.
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  7. Apply the parking brake and remove the axle nut.
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  9. Disconnect the axle shaft from the differential side by removing the side flange bolts.
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To protect the threads of the shaft, temporarily install the axle locknut.

  1. Grasp the axle shaft at the center and extract it from the wheel hub. This may be done by prying it with a prybar or by tapping it with a wooden block and mallet.
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To install:
  1. Insert the shaft into the wheel hub and temporarily install the axle locknut.
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Take care not to damage the oil seal on either end of the axle shaft.

  1. Connect the axle shaft to the differential and install the flange bolts. Tighten the flange bolts to 25-33 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
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  3. Apply the parking brake and tighten the axle locknut to152-203 ft. lbs. (206-275 Nm).
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  5. Install a new cotter pin and adjusting cap.
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  7. Install the rear wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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