Silverado 2008

Halfshafts

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CV-Boots Inspection



Specific to:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008

Inspect the halfshaft for damaged boots. If the boots are damaged or leaking grease they must be replaced. If the halfshaft is bent, replace as required.

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Fig. CV-joint and related components

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Insert a drift or a large suitable tool through the brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent the drive axle wheel drive shaft from turning.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Do not reuse the hub nut. A new nut must be used when installing the wheel drive shaft.



    Nut and the washer from the hub
     



    Bolts (6) securing the wheel drive shaft inboard flange to the output shaft flange
     
    Drift from the rotor
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm
     

  10.  
  11. Wrap shop towels around both the inner and the outer wheel drive shaft boots in order to avoid damage to the boots during removal and installation.
  12.  
  13. Pull the wheel drive shaft through the lower control arm opening.

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    Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-1500



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    Fig. Front halfshaft and related components-except 1500

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Wrap shop towels around both the inner and the outer wheel drive shaft boots in order to avoid damage to the boots during removal and installation.
    NOTE
    Clean the steering knuckle and the wheel drive shaft splines and threads. These areas must be dry and free of grease, dirt, and contamination.

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  3. Insert the wheel drive shaft splined shank into the knuckle hub.
    NOTE
    Use only a genuine GM front wheel drive shaft nut. Installation of anything but an OEM front wheel drive shaft nut could cause damage to the vehicle.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Washer and the new hub nut to the wheel driveshaft. Do not tighten.
     
    The wheel drive shaft inboard flange to the output shaft flange using the inboard flange bolts
     

  6.  
  7. Insert a drift or a large suitable tool through the brake caliper into 1 of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent the wheel drive shaft from turning. Tighten the inboard flange bolts to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm). Tighten the hub nut to 177 ft. lbs. (240 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Remove the drift from the rotor.
  10.  
  11. Install the stabilizer shaft link.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
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