Nissan Murano 2003-05

Overhaul

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Fig. Left side front halfshaft exploded view



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Fig. Right side front halfshaft exploded view



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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view-left side



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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view-right side



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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view-left side



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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view-right side



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Fig. Rear halfshaft exploded view

Final Drive Side



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Press shaft in a vise.
  6.  
  7. Remove boot band.
    NOTE
    When retaining shaft in a vice, always use copper or aluminum plates between vise and shaft.

  8.  
  9. Put matching marks on slide joint assembly and shaft before separating slide joint assembly.
  10.  
  11. Put matching marks on spider assembly and shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove snap ring, then remove spider assembly from shaft.
  14.  
  15. Remove boot from shaft.
  16.  
  17. Remove old grease on slide joint assembly with paper towels.
  18.  
  19. Remove circular clip and dust shield from slide joint assembly.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Install new boot and new small boot band on shaft.
    NOTE
    Cover shaft serration with tape to prevent damage to boot during installation.

  2.  
  3. Remove protective tape wound around serrated part of shaft.
  4.  
  5. Install spider assembly securely, making sure the matching marks which were made during disassembly are properly aligned.
  6.  
  7. Install new snap ring.
  8.  
  9. Insert the amount of new grease listed below into housing from large end of boot. Grease amount: 85-95 g (3.0-3.35 oz)
  10.  
  11. Install slide joint assembly.
  12.  
  13. Install boot securely into grooves (indicated by * marks) shown in the illustration.
    NOTE
    If there is grease on boot mounting surfaces (indicated by * marks) of shaft and housing, boot may come off. Remove all grease from surfaces.

  14.  
  15. Make sure boot installation length -L- is the length indicated below. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool into smaller side of boot. Bleed air from boot to prevent boot deformation. Boot installation length -L -: 79.6 mm (3.13 in)
    NOTE
    Boot may break if boot installation length is less than standard value. Take care not to touch the tip of screwdriver to inside of boot.

  16.  
  17. Secure big and small ends of boot with new boot bands as shown in the illustration.
    NOTE
    Discard old boot bands; replace with new ones.

  18.  
  19. After installing housing and shaft, rotate boot to check whether or not the actual position is correct. If boot position is not correct, secure boot with new boot band again.
  20.  

Inner CV-Joint



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the plug seal by tapping around the joint housing flange with a brass hammer.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Snapring
     
    Spider assembly
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    CV-joint boot
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new snaprings and plug seals for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    CV-joint boot
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    Spider assembly
     
    Snapring. Pack the joint with grease.
     
    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Plug seal
     

  2.  
  3. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  4.  

Tripod Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the plug seal by tapping around the joint housing flange with a brass hammer.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Snapring
     
    Spider assembly
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    CV-joint boot
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new snaprings and plug seals for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Install the boot securely into the grooves (indicated by the * marks, in the illustration). Remove all grease from the boot mounting surfaces.



    CV-joint boot
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    Spider assembly
     
    Snapring. Pack the joint with grease. Approximately 8.11-8.82 ounces.
     
    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Plug seal
     



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    Fig. Boot installation measurement

  2.  
  3. Make sure that boot installation length -L- is 4.02 inch, as indicated in the illustration. Bleed excessive air from the boot to prevent deformation.
  4.  
  5. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the plug seal by tapping around the joint housing flange with a brass hammer.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Snapring
     
    Spider assembly
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    CV-joint boot
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new snaprings and plug seals for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Install the boot securely into the grooves (indicated by the * marks, in the illustration). Remove all grease from the boot mounting surfaces.



    CV-joint boot
     
    CV-joint housing
     
    Spider assembly
     
    Snapring. Pack the joint with grease. Approximately 8.11-8.82 ounces.
     
    CV-joint boot clamps
     
    Plug seal
     



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    Fig. Boot installation measurement

  2.  
  3. Make sure that boot installation length -L- is 4.02 inch, as indicated in the illustration. Bleed excessive air from the boot to prevent deformation.
  4.  
  5. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  6.  

Outer CV-Joint



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the CV-joint boot clamps and push the boot away from the joint.
  6.  
  7. Remove the CV-joint from the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips and boot clamps for assembly.

  1. Install the CV-joint to the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  2.  
  3. Pack the joint with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the boot clamps.
  6.  
  7. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the CV-joint boot clamps and push the boot away from the joint.
  6.  
  7. Remove the CV-joint from the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips and boot clamps for assembly.

  1. Install the CV-joint to the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  2.  
  3. Pack the joint with grease. Approximately 5.11-5.82 ounces.
  4.  
  5. Install the boot clamps.
    NOTE
    Install the boot securely into the grooves (indicated by the * marks, in the illustration). Remove all grease from the boot mounting surfaces.



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    Fig. Front halfshaft outer cv-joint boot installation measurement

  6.  
  7. Make sure that boot installation length -L- is 5.05 inch, as indicated in the illustration. Bleed excessive air from the boot to prevent deformation.
  8.  
  9. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the CV-joint boot clamps and push the boot away from the joint.
  6.  
  7. Remove the CV-joint from the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips and boot clamps for assembly.

  1. Install the CV-joint to the axle shaft by tapping it with a brass hammer.
  2.  
  3. Pack the joint with grease. Approximately 5.11-5.82 ounces.
  4.  
  5. Install the boot clamps.
    NOTE
    Install the boot securely into the grooves (indicated by the * marks, in the illustration). Remove all grease from the boot mounting surfaces.



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    Fig. Front halfshaft outer cv-joint boot installation measurement

  6.  
  7. Make sure that boot installation length -L- is 5.05 inch, as indicated in the illustration. Bleed excessive air from the boot to prevent deformation.
  8.  
  9. Install the axle halfshaft to the vehicle.
  10.  

Rear Halfshaft



Assembly
Final Drive Side
  1. Install new boot and new small boot band on shaft.
  2.  


NOTE
Cover shaft serration with tape to prevent damage to boot during installation.

  1. Remove protective tape wound around serrated part of shaft.
  2.  
  3. Install spider assembly securely, making sure the matching marks which were made during disassembly are properly aligned.
  4.  
  5. Install new snap ring.
  6.  
  7. Insert the amount of new grease listed below into housing from large end of boot. Grease amount: 85-95 g (3.0-3.35 oz)
  8.  
  9. Install slide joint assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install boot securely into grooves (indicated by * marks) shown in the illustration.
  12.  


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    Fig. Checking boot length



NOTE
If there is grease on boot mounting surfaces (indicated by * marks) of shaft and housing, boot may come off. Remove all grease from surfaces.

  1. Make sure boot installation length -L- is the length indicated below. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool into smaller side of boot. Bleed air from boot to prevent boot deformation. Boot installation length -L -: 79.6 mm (3.13 in)
  2.  


NOTE
Boot may break if boot installation length is less than standard value. Take care not to touch the tip of screwdriver to inside of boot.

  1. Secure big and small ends of boot with new boot bands as shown in the illustration.
  2.  


NOTE
Discard old boot bands; replace with new ones.

  1. After installing housing and shaft, rotate boot to check whether or not the actual position is correct. If boot position is not correct, secure boot with new boot band again.
  2.  

Wheel Side
  1. Insert the amount of new grease into joint sub-assembly serration hole until grease begins to ooze from ball groove and serration hole. After inserting grease, use a shop cloth to wipe off old grease that has oozed out.
  2.  
  3. Wind serrated part of shaft with tape. Install new boot band and boot to shaft. Be careful not to damage boot.
  4.  


NOTE
Discard old boot band and boot; replace with new ones.

  1. Remove protective tape wound around serrated part of shaft.
  2.  
  3. Install new circular clip to shaft. At this time, circular clip must fit securely into shaft groove. Attach nut to joint sub-assembly. Use a wooden hammer to press-fit.
  4.  


NOTE
Discard old circular clip; replace with new one.

  1. Insert the amount of new grease listed below into housing from large end of boot. Grease amount: 75-85 g (2.65-3.0 oz)
  2.  
  3. Install boot securely into grooves (indicated by * marks) shown in the illustration.
  4.  


NOTE
If there is grease on boot mounting surfaces (indicated by * marks) of shaft and housing, boot may come off. Remove all grease from surfaces.

  1. Make sure boot installation length -L- is the length indicated below. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool into smaller side of boot. Bleed air from boot to prevent boot deformation. Boot installation length -L-: 67.7mm (2.67 in)
  2.  


NOTE
Boot may break if boot installation length is less than standard value. Be careful that screwdriver tip does not contact inside surface of boot.

  1. Secure big and small ends of boot with new boot bands as shown in the illustration.
  2.  


NOTE
Discard old boot bands; replace with new ones.

  1. Check installation status of boot. Rotate joint to make sure boot is securely in place. If not, reinstall using a new boot band.
  2.  

Disassembly


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Fig. Rear halfshaft exploded view

Final Drive Side
  1. Press shaft in a vise.
  2.  
  3. Remove boot band.
  4.  


NOTE
When retaining shaft in a vice, always use copper or aluminum plates between vise and shaft.

  1. Put matching marks on slide joint assembly and shaft before separating slide joint assembly.
  2.  
  3. Put matching marks on spider assembly and shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove snap ring, then remove spider assembly from shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove boot from shaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove old grease on slide joint assembly with paper towels.
  10.  
  11. Remove circular clip and dust shield from slide joint assembly.
  12.  

Wheel Side
  1. Place shaft in a vise.
  2.  


NOTE
When retaining shaft in a vise, always use copper or aluminum plates between vise and shaft.

  1. Remove boot bands. Then remove boot from joint sub-assembly.
  2.  
  3. Screw a halfshaft puller (suitable tool) 30 mm (1.18 in) or more into threaded part of joint sub-assembly. Pull joint sub-assembly out of shaft.
  4.  


NOTE
If joint sub-assembly cannot be removed after five or more unsuccessful attempts, replace the entire halfshaft assembly. Align sliding hammer and halfshaft and remove them by pulling directly.

  1. Remove boot from shaft.
  2.  
  3. Remove circular clip from shaft.
  4.  
  5. While rotating ball cage, remove old grease on joint sub-assembly with paper towels.
  6.  
  7. Replace halfshaft if there is any runout, cracking, or other damage.
  8.  


NOTE
If there are any irregular conditions of joint sub-assembly components, replace the entire joint sub-assembly.

Wheel Side



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Place shaft in a vise.
    NOTE
    When retaining shaft in a vise, always use copper or aluminum plates between vise and shaft.

  6.  
  7. Remove boot bands. Then remove boot from joint sub-assembly.
  8.  
  9. Screw a halfshaft puller (suitable tool) 30 mm (1.18 in) or more into threaded part of joint sub-assembly. Pull joint sub-assembly out of shaft.
    NOTE
    If joint sub-assembly cannot be removed after five or more unsuccessful attempts, replace the entire halfshaft assembly. Align sliding hammer and halfshaft and remove them by pulling directly.

  10.  
  11. Remove boot from shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove circular clip from shaft.
  14.  
  15. While rotating ball cage, remove old grease on joint sub-assembly with paper towels.
  16.  
  17. Replace halfshaft if there is any runout, cracking, or other damage.
    NOTE
    If there are any irregular conditions of joint sub-assembly components, replace the entire joint sub-assembly.

  18.  

To install:

  1. Insert the amount of new grease into joint sub-assembly serration hole until grease begins to ooze from ball groove and serration hole. After inserting grease, use a shop cloth to wipe off old grease that has oozed out.
  2.  
  3. Wind serrated part of shaft with tape. Install new boot band and boot to shaft. Be careful not to damage boot.
    NOTE
    Discard old boot band and boot; replace with new ones.

  4.  
  5. Remove protective tape wound around serrated part of shaft.
  6.  
  7. Install new circular clip to shaft. At this time, circular clip must fit securely into shaft groove. Attach nut to joint sub-assembly. Use a wooden hammer to press-fit.
    NOTE
    Discard old circular clip; replace with new one.

  8.  
  9. Insert the amount of new grease listed below into housing from large end of boot. Grease amount: 75-85 g (2.65-3.0 oz)
  10.  
  11. Install boot securely into grooves (indicated by * marks) shown in the illustration.
    NOTE
    If there is grease on boot mounting surfaces (indicated by * marks) of shaft and housing, boot may come off. Remove all grease from surfaces.

  12.  
  13. Make sure boot installation length -L- is the length indicated below. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool into smaller side of boot. Bleed air from boot to prevent boot deformation. Boot installation length -L-: 67.7mm (2.67 in)
    NOTE
    Boot may break if boot installation length is less than standard value. Be careful that screwdriver tip does not contact inside surface of boot.

  14.  
  15. Secure big and small ends of boot with new boot bands as shown in the illustration.
    NOTE
    Discard old boot bands; replace with new ones.

  16.  
  17. Check installation status of boot. Rotate joint to make sure boot is securely in place. If not, reinstall using a new boot band.
  18.  

 
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