- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the halfshaft.
Remove the snapring from the end of the halfshaft.
WARNINGIf equipped with ABS brakes, work carefully making sure not to damage the sensor rotor serrations on the halfshaft.
- Mount the halfshaft in a suitable holding fixture. Measure the length of the assembly and mark the positions of the boots.
- Remove the inboard joint boot clamps and pull back the boot.
Place matchmarks on the inboard joint tulip and tripod.
- Remove the inboard joint tulip from the halfshaft.
Remove the tripod joint snapring.
- Place matchmarks on the halfshaft and tripod.
- Using a brass punch or equivalent, remove the tripod joint from the halfshaft.
- Remove inboard joint boot.
For the right hand halfshaft only, remove the dynamic damper as follows:
- Remove the dynamic damper clamp.
- Slide out the dynamic damper. It may be necessary to press the dynamic damper off the halfshaft.
- Remove the two boot clamps of the outboard joint boot.
- Remove the outboard joint boot clamps and boot.
- Using tool SST 09950-00020 and a press, press out the dust cover from the inboard joint tulip.
If equipped without ABS brakes, mount the outboard joint shaft in a soft jaw vise. Using a flat bladed tool and hammer, remove the dust deflector.
NOTEDo not disassemble the outboard joint. The outboard joint and shaft are replaced as an assembly.
Do not forget to install the inside boot clamps when installing the boots to the halfshaft.
- If the vehicle does not have ABS brakes, mount the outboard joint shaft in a soft jaw vise. Using SST tool 09309-36010 or equivalent and a press, press a new dust deflector onto the halfshaft.
- Using a press, press a new dust cover onto the halfshaft.
- Temporarily install a new outboard joint boot to the halfshaft. Install the clamps with the boot, but do not tighten the clamps at this time.
- Install a new damper to the right hand halfshaft.
- Temporarily install a new inboard joint boot to the halfshaft. Install the clamps with the boot, but do not tighten the clamps at this time.
Install the tripod as follows:
- Place the beveled side of the tripod axial spline toward the outboard joint.
- Align the matchmarks placed on the tripod and halfshaft. Using a brass bar and hammer, tap the tripod onto the halfshaft.
- Using a snapring expander, install a new snapring to the end of the halfshaft.
- Pack the outboard joint and boot with suitable grease. Use the grease supplied in a new boot kit. Do not tighten the clamps to the boot at this time.
Install the inboard joint to the front halfshaft as follows:
- Pack the inboard tulip and boot with grease supplied with the boot kit.
- Align the matchmarks placed on the tulip and tripod.
- Install the inboard joint tulip to the halfshaft.
- Temporarily install the boot to the inboard join tulip. Do not tighten the clamps at this time.
Assemble the boot clamps and dynamic damper clamp as follows:
- Be sure the boots and damper clamp are on the shaft groove.
Set the driveshaft to standard length:
Left hand side length-21.815 +/-0.197 inch (554.1 +/-5.0mm)
Secure the boot and damper clamps at this time.
NOTEUse new boot retaining clamps and snaprings.
- Make sure the length of the assembly equals the original length.
- Install the snapring to the end of the halfshaft.
- Install the halfshaft.
- Fill the transaxle fluid and then install the engine undercover.
- Install the wheel(s) and check the front wheel alignment.
- Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.