Saab 2000-06

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation



9-3
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Lower engine cover (2003-06 only)
     
    Wheel
     
    Hub center nut
     
    Ball joint
     
    Sway bar hardware and rubber bushing
     

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  5. Push down on the lower control arm. Using a rubber mallet, tap the halfshaft out of the hub.
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  7. Move the strut to one side. Be extremely careful not to stretch or break the Antilock Braking System (ABS) sensor cables or brake hoses. Place a drain pan under the transmission to catch any fluid spillage.
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  9. On left side halfshaft, remove the power steering pressure line from clamps.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Halfshaft
     

    1. Remove the inner halfshaft joint from the transmission on the left-hand side
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    3. Remove the halfshaft joint from the intermediate shaft on the right-hand side.

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      Fig. Removing the halfshaft joint from the intermediate shaft-9-3

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft
     
    On left side, power steering line in clips
     
    Hub and new center nut onto halfshaft. Do not tighten yet.
     
    Ball joint and torque the ball joint nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     
    Sway bar to the lower control arm. Install the rubber bushing, a new washer and new retaining nut and torque the nut to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Tighten the hub center nut to 214 ft. lbs. (290 Nm).
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  5. Check the transmission fluid level and top off if necessary.
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9-5
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Hub nut
     
    Headlamp position sensor fasteners (move fastener aside), if equipped
     
    Halfshaft from the transmission, left side
     
    Cover and knock out the halfshaft from the intermediate shaft, right side only
     
    Antilock Brake System (ABS) cable fasteners and clips
     
    Ball joint from the steering swivel and lower the suspension arm
     
    Strut
     
    Halfshaft from the hub by tapping lightly on it

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    Fig. Remove the right side halfshaft from the transmission-9-5

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft to the hub and hand tighten the hub nut
     
    Halfshaft to the transmission and make certain that the circlip snaps into position
     
    Halfshaft to the intermediate shaft and make certain that the circlip snaps into position
     
    Ball joint to the steering swivel and torque the fastener to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     
    ABS cable to the clips
     
    Front wheel and torque the hub nut to 123 ft. lbs. (170 Nm) plus an additional 45 degrees
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Check and fill the transmission fluid to the proper level.
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