Removal & Installation
Remove caulking of drive shaft nut (2) and then remove drive shaft nut and washer (1).
- Remove tire and drain rear differential oil.
- Hoist vehicle.
Remove parking brake wire mounting bolt (1), rear control rod outer bolts (2) and rear trailing rod rear bolt (3).
Install used clamp (2) to differential side joint (1) and pull out drive shaft from rear differential gear case by using tire lever (3).
- Remove the drive shaft.
A Install drive shaft assembly by reversing removal procedure and noting following points.
Be sure to use new drive shaft nut (1).
- Tighten rear control rod outer bolt (a) to 68.5 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
- Tighten rear trailing rod rear bolt (b) to 68.5 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
- Tighten drive shaft nut (c) to 126.5 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
- Clean rear wheel bearing oil seal and then apply grease (A) 99000-25010. Replace it if required.
- Apply sealant to drain plug for rear differential gear case.
Fill rear differential gear case with oil.
CAUTIONProtect oil seals and boots from any damage, preventing them from unnecessary contact while installing drive shaft.
CAUTIONDo not hit joint boot with hammer. Inserting joint only by hands is allowed.
CAUTIONMake sure that differential side joint is inserted fully and its snap ring is seated as it was.