Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Locking hub or drive flange
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Inner CV-joint bolts
     
    Axle halfshaft. Separate the stub shaft from the spindle by tapping with a plastic hammer.
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle halfshaft. Guide the stub shaft into the spindle and tighten the inner CV-joint bolts to 25-33 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or drive flange
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Rear engine undercover
     
    Wheel hub assembly
     

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  5. Separate the upper link ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
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  7. Remove the halfshaft.
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To install:

  1. Install the halfshaft using a new differential side oil seal.
    1. Use Special Tool J-33904 to prevent oil seal damage during installation.
    2.  
    3. Tap with a hammer to install the halfshaft securely.

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      Fig. Use the special tool to prevent damage to the oil seal

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  3. The remainder of installation is the reverse order of removal.
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