Nissan Murano 2003-05

Rear Final Drive Seals

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Removal & Installation



Pinion Seal
  1. Remove the propeller shaft. Refer
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  3. Put a mark on the end of the drive pinion corresponding to the position mark on the final drive companion flange.
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  5. Using the drive pinion flange wrench, Remove companion flange nut.
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  7. Using the puller, remove the companion flange.
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  9. Using the side bearing outer race puller, remove front oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to sealing lips of oil seal. Press front oil seal into carrier with tool.
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  3. Align the matching mark of drive pinion with the matching mark of companion flange, then install the companion flange.
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  5. Apply oil or grease on the screw part of drive pinion and the seating surface of companion flange nut.
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  7. Install companion flange nut with tool.
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NOTE
Never reuse companion flange nut.

  1. Install propeller shaft.
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Side Seal
  1. Remove rear wheel sensor.
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  3. Remove rear axle assembly.
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  5. Remove rear halfshaft.
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  7. Using flat tip screwdriver, remove side oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to sealing lips of oil seal.
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  3. Using the drift, press-fit oil seal so that its surface comes face to face with the end surface of the case.
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  5. Install rear halfshaft.
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  7. Install rear axle assembly.
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