Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Overhaul

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Fig. Left side front halfshaft components exploded view-2004-06 models



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Fig. Right side front halfshaft components exploded view-2004-06 models

To overhaul CV-joints, refer to Automatic Transaxle.

Inner CV-Joint



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the boot bands.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark the slide joint housing and inner race, prior to separating the joint assembly.
  6.  
  7. Pry off the snapring and remove the ball cage, inner race and balls as a unit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the snapring and withdraw the boot.
  10.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the halfshafts and related components



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    Fig. The inner CV-joint uses a large C-clip to retain the ball and cage assembly in the outer housing



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    Fig. After the outer housing is removed, the ball and cage assembly can slide from the shaft by removing the C-clip


To install:


NOTE
Cover the halfshaft serrations with tape, so as not to damage the boot.

  1. Thoroughly clean all parts in solvent and dry with compressed air. Check parts for evidence of damage and replace as necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install the boot and new boot band on the halfshaft.
  4.  
  5. Install a new inner snapring.
  6.  
  7. Install the ball cage, inner race and balls as a unit. Confirm that the matchmarks are aligned.
  8.  
  9. Install a new outer snapring.
  10.  
  11. Pack the CV-joint with 5.0-6.0 ounces (165-175 g) of grease.
  12.  
  13. Ensure that the boot is properly installed on the halfshaft groove.
  14.  
  15. Set the boot so that it does not swell or deform when its length is 3.86 in. (98mm).
  16.  
  17. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  18.  


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    Fig. Make sure to properly position the boot before tightening the boot clamps


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the boot bands.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark the slide joint housing and inner race, prior to separating the joint assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the halfshafts and related components



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. The inner CV-joint uses a large C-clip to retain the ball and cage assembly in the outer housing



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. After the outer housing is removed, the ball and cage assembly can slide from the shaft by removing the C-clip

  6.  
  7. Pry off the snapring and remove the ball cage, inner race and balls as a unit.
  8.  
  9. Remove the snapring and withdraw the boot.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
Cover the halfshaft serrations with tape, so as not to damage the boot.

  1. Thoroughly clean all parts in solvent and dry with compressed air. Check parts for evidence of damage and replace as necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install the boot and new boot band on the halfshaft.

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    Fig. Make sure to properly position the boot before tightening the boot clamps

  4.  
  5. Install a new inner snapring.
  6.  
  7. Install the ball cage, inner race and balls as a unit. Confirm that the matchmarks are aligned.
  8.  
  9. Install a new outer snapring.
  10.  
  11. Pack the CV-joint with 5.0-6.0 ounces (165-175 g) of grease.
  12.  
  13. Ensure that the boot is properly installed on the halfshaft groove.
  14.  
  15. Set the boot so that it does not swell or deform when its length is 3.86 in. (98mm).
  16.  
  17. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  18.  

  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.  

Outer CV-Joint



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  

The joint on the wheel side cannot be disassembled.

  1. Prior to separating the joint assembly, matchmark the halfshaft and joint assembly.
  2.  
  3. Separate the joint using a slide hammer.
  4.  
  5. Remove the boot bands and the boot.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean all parts in solvent and dry with compressed air. Check parts for evidence of damage and replace as necessary.
  2.  


NOTE
Cover the halfshaft serrations with tape, so as not to damage the boot.



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Fig. Use vinyl tape and wrap the end of the shaft to protect the boot during installation

  1. Install the boot and small boot band on the halfshaft.
  2.  
  3. Set the joint assembly onto the halfshaft and align the matchmarks.
  4.  
  5. Attach the joint assembly to the halfshaft by lightly tapping the serrated end with a plastic hammer.
  6.  


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    Fig. Use an old nut to protect the threads when tapping the outer CV-joint onto the shaft



NOTE
Using a metal hammer may damage the threads on the end of the joint.

  1. Pack the CV-joint with 4.76-5.11 ounces (135-145 g) of grease.
  2.  
  3. Ensure that the boot is properly installed on the halfshaft groove.
  4.  
  5. Set the boot so that it does not swell or deform when its length is 3.82 in. (97mm).
  6.  
  7. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  

The joint on the wheel side cannot be disassembled.

  1. Prior to separating the joint assembly, matchmark the halfshaft and joint assembly.
  2.  
  3. Separate the joint using a slide hammer.
  4.  
  5. Remove the boot bands and the boot.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean all parts in solvent and dry with compressed air. Check parts for evidence of damage and replace as necessary.
    NOTE
    Cover the halfshaft serrations with tape, so as not to damage the boot.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use vinyl tape and wrap the end of the shaft to protect the boot during installation

  2.  
  3. Install the boot and small boot band on the halfshaft.
  4.  
  5. Set the joint assembly onto the halfshaft and align the matchmarks.
  6.  
  7. Attach the joint assembly to the halfshaft by lightly tapping the serrated end with a plastic hammer.
    NOTE
    Using a metal hammer may damage the threads on the end of the joint.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use an old nut to protect the threads when tapping the outer CV-joint onto the shaft

  8.  
  9. Pack the CV-joint with 4.76-5.11 ounces (135-145 g) of grease.
  10.  
  11. Ensure that the boot is properly installed on the halfshaft groove.
  12.  
  13. Set the boot so that it does not swell or deform when its length is 3.82 in. (97mm).
  14.  
  15. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  16.  

  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.  

 
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