Sentra 1998

CV-Joints

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Inspection



Inspect CV-boots and clamps for cracking, splitting and tears and for excessive grease formations. Replace and clean as necessary.

Overhaul



Transaxle Side

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 1997-1999

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disassemble the joint as follows:
    1. Remove the boot bands.
    2.  
    3. Matchmark the slide joint housing and inner race before separating the assembly.
    4.  
    5. Matchmark the spider assembly and drive shaft.
    6.  
    7. Remove the snapring.
    8.  
    9. Remove the spider assembly.
    10.  
    11. Remove the boot.
      NOTE
      Cover the halfshaft serrations with tape, so as not to damage the boot.

    12.  

  4.  

To install:

  1. Assemble the joint as follows:
    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 small boot band on the halfshaft.
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Install the spider assembly. Confirm that the matchmarks are aligned.
  4.  
  5. Install a new outer snapring.
  6.  
  7. Pack the CV joint with 5.5-5.8 ounces (155-165g) of grease.
    1. Install the slide joint housing.
    2.  

  8.  
  9. Set the boot so that it does not swell or deform when its length is 4-4.07 in. (101.5-103.5mm).
  10.  
  11. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  12.  

Wheel Side

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 1997-1999

  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.
  6.  

To assemble:

  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.

  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.

  8.  
  9. Pack the CV joint with 4.6-4.41 ounces (115-125g) 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 3.78-3.86 in. (96-98mm).
  14.  
  15. Lock the new boot bands securely.
  16.  

 
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