Ridgeline 2007-2008

Halfshafts

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CV-Joints



CV-Boots Inspection
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  3. Turn the steering wheel to full right lock.
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  5. Inspecting from behind the halfshaft, examine the driver's side CV boot while slowly turning the wheel.
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  7. Inspect the valleys between the folds. If cracks are apparent, replace the boot.
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  9. Also inspect the circumference where the boot covers the edge of the hub, as cracks can appear there too. If large cracks (large enough to fit a finger nail in) are apparent, replace the boot.
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  11. Repeat for the inner boot.
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  13. Turn the steering wheel to full left lock and examine the passenger side boots in the same manner.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  3. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle.
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  5. Drain the differential.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Remove and discard the spindle nut.
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  11. Remove the VSA rear wheel sensor.
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  13. Separate the upper ball joint from the upper arm.
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  15. Remove the lower track rod.
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  17. Separate the lower arm from the knuckle.
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  19. Pull the knuckle outwards and separate the halfshaft from the hub.
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  21. Pry the halfshaft from the differential.

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    Fig. Rear halfshaft exploded view

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  23. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    1. Use new snaprings and cotter pins.
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    3. Always advance castellated nuts to align cotter pin holes.
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    5. Observe the following torques:

      Lower arm-to-knuckle bolt: 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
       
      Track rod inner end: 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm)
       
      Track rod outer end: 74 ft. lbs. (101 Nm)
       
      Upper arm ball stud nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
       
      Halfshaft end nut: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
       

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