SRX 2004-2005

Removal & Installation

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Rear




NOTE
Do not begin this removal procedure unless a new wheel hub retainer nut and a new retainer circlip are available. Once removed, these parts must not be reused during assembly. Their torque holding ability, or retention capability, is diminished during removal.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Axle hub nut and washer. Discard the nut.
     
    Rear knuckle assembly
     

  6.  
  7. Pry the halfshaft away from the differential enough to install tool J-44394.
  8.  
  9. Install tool J-44394 over the halfshaft and into the differential output seal to protect the seal.
  10.  
  11. Remove the halfshaft from the vehicle.
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  13. If reusing the halfshaft, remove and discard the retaining ring from the intermediate shaft ring groove.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install a new retainer circlip on the splined end of the shaft.
  2.  
  3. Install tool J-44394 into the differential output shaft seal.
  4.  
  5. Install the halfshaft into the differential until the splines are past the tool opening.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tool from the differential seal.
  8.  
  9. Continue to install the halfshaft until the retaining ring is fully seated.
  10.  
  11. Verify that the shaft is engaged by pulling outward on the inner joint housing. The shaft should remain firmly engaged.
  12.  
  13. Install the rear knuckle.
  14.  
  15. Loosely install the NEW wheel axle nut.
  16.  
  17. Hold the brake rotor from turning and tighten the axle nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the tire and wheel.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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