Nissan Murano 2003-05

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear final drive and related components-2003-2004

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove rear propeller shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove rear stabilizer mounting bracket.
  8.  
  9. Remove wheel sensor.
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  11. Remove rear halfshaft.
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  13. Remove electric controlled coupling connector.

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    Fig. Electronically controlled coupling breather hose and related components

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  15. Remove electric controlled coupling breather hose and rear final drive breather hose.
  16.  
  17. Remove canister.
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  19. Set Transmission Jack to rear final drive assembly, and then remove nuts from rear suspension member.
    NOTE
    Do not place a transmission jack on the rear cover (aluminum case).

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  21. Remove bolt and nut from final drive mount bracket, and then remove rear final drive assembly from vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Supporting rear final drive assembly securely with transmission jack, install it to final drive mount bracket and rear suspension member with bolt and nut.
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Fig. Rear final drive and related components-2005

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove rear propeller shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer bar.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear halfshaft.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the AWD solenoid harness connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the electric controlled coupling connector and breather hose.
  14.  
  15. Support the final drive assembly, using a suitable jack.
  16.  
  17. Remove the final drive mounting nut at the rear suspension member.
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  19. Remove the final drive retaining bolts at the mounting bracket. Remove the final drive assembly from the vehicle.
    NOTE
    Secure the final drive assembly in a suitable holding fixture as you are removing it from the vehicle.

  20.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  
  3. Supporting rear final drive assembly securely with transmission jack, install it to final drive mount bracket and rear suspension member with bolt and nut.
  4.  

 
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