Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Halfshafts

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the left and right halfshaft assemblies

Left Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Hub drive flange or locking hub, as equipped
     
    Snapring
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Halfshaft flange fasteners
     
    Halfshaft
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Halfshaft. Tighten the flange bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Hub drive flange, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Hub drive flange or locking hub, as equipped
     
    Snapring
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Steering knuckle and wheel hub
     

  4.  
  5. Pry the inboard joint out of the differential and remove the halfshaft.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Insert the inboard joint into the differential until the circlip is felt to seat.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Steering knuckle and wheel hub
     
    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten them to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer bar link. Tighten the nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
     
    Hub drive flange, if equipped. Tighten the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  6.  

 
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