Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Driveshaft

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See Figure 1

The three piece driveshaft is a four joint type shaft. No. 1, 2 and 4 joints are hooked joints and the No.3 joint is a cross groove type constant velocity joint that ensures good flexibility and reduces vibration and noise. The driveshaft also uses two center support bearings to control vibration and suppress noise.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Three piece driveshafts are a four joint type shaft-No. 1, 2 and 4 joints are hooked joints and the No. 3 is a cross groove

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 2, 3 and 4

  1. Matchmark the both front driveshaft flanges.
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  3. Remove the four bolts, nuts and washers and disconnect the front driveshaft.
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  5. Withdraw the yoke from the transfer.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the common propeller shaft components-All-Trac (4WD) models only

  1. Insert a plug (09325-20010) or equivalent into the transfer to prevent oil leakage.
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  3. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and hold it.
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  5. Place a piece of cloth into the inside of the universal joint cover.
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  7. Loosen the cross groove joint set bolts 1 / 2 turn.
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  9. Matchmark the intermediate and rear driveshafts.
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  11. Remove the four bolts, nuts and washers.
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  13. Remove the two bolts from the front center support bearing and remove the bearing and the washer.
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  15. Remove the rear front center support bearing and washers.
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To install:
  1. Install the center support bearing temporarily with the two bolts.
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  3. Align the matchmarks on the rear and intermediate flanges and connect the shafts with the four nuts, bolts and washers. Tighten the bolts to 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm).
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  5. Remove the plug from the transfer and insert the yoke.
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  7. Align the matchmarks on both flanges. Install the bolts, nuts and washers and tighten to 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm).
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  9. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and hold it.
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  11. Using the removal tool, tighten the cross groove joint set bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  13. Make sure that the vehicle is unloaded, and adjust the distance between the rear side of the boot cover and the shaft as shown in the accompanying figure.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Adjust the intervals between the rear side of the boot cover and shaft-All-Trac (4WD) models only

  1. Under the same unloaded conditions, adjust the distance between the rear side of the center bearing housing of the cushion to 0.393-0.472 inch (10-12mm) and tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
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  3. Ensure that the center line of the bracket is at right angles at the shaft axial direction.
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Fig. Fig. 4: The center line of the bracket should be at a right angle-All-Trac (4WD) models only

INSPECTION



See Figure 5

  1. Matchmark the intermediate and rear shaft flanges. Use paint, chalk or a scribe. DO NOT use a punch to matchmark.
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  3. Remove the intermediate and rear flange bolts and separate the two shafts.
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  5. Place the propeller and intermediate shafts on V-blocks and check the run out with a dial indicator. If the run out exceeds 0.075mm replace the shaft.
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  7. Measure the run out of the face of the intermediate shaft flange. If the runout exceeds 0.10mm, replace the shaft.
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  9. Measure the run out of the rear face of the intermediate flange in the vertical direction.
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  11. Check the front prop shaft spider bearings for axial play by turning the flange while holding the shaft tightly.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Check the front spider bearings for axle play up/back and side-to-side

  1. Mount the rear prop shaft in a vise and check the cross groove joint play. Check the joint for damage or signs of grease leakage around the boot. If damaged, replace the joint.
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OVERHAUL



  1. Using a ball-peen hammer and a small cold chisel, loosen the staked part of the locking nut located on the rear center support bearing front flange.
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  3. Retain the front flange and remove the nut and plate washer.
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  5. Match mark the rear flange and the front shaft.
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  7. Remove the rear flange.
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  9. Remove the rear center support bearing and plate washer.
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  11. Repeat Steps 1-5 to remove the front center support bearing.
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  13. Turn the center support bearing by hand while applying force in the direction of rotation. Check the bearing smooth play.
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  15. Inspect both support seals for cracks and damage.
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  17. Remove the cross groove joint end cover using a brass bar and ball-peen hammer.
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  19. With a small punch, matchmark the inner race and the cross groove joint shaft.
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  21. Remove the snapring that retains the joint to the shaft.
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  23. Using an extension bar and press, remove the cross groove joint.
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  25. Remove the joint end cover and gasket.
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  27. Loosen the clamp and remove the universal joint cover and boot.
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  29. Discard the locking nuts, washers, snapring, gaskets. boot cover and boot clamp and replace with new.
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To assemble:
  1. Set the front center support bearing onto the intermediate shaft.
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  3. Install the plate washer.
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  5. Align the matchmark and install the bearing flange onto the shaft.
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  7. Using a claw type retaining tool, (09330-00021) or equivalent to hold the flange, press the bearing into place by tightening the new locking nut and washer to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
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  9. Loosen the locking nut.
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  11. Tighten the nut again to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm) and stake the nut with a ball-peen hammer and small cold chisel.
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  13. Repeat Steps 1-6 to install the rear center support bearing.
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  15. Apply a 1 / 8 inch (3mm) bead of sealant to the new boot cover. Use sealant No. 08828-00801 or equivalent.
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  17. Wrap the end of the shaft with masking tape to prevent damage to the boot.
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  19. Install the universal joint cover and boot onto the shaft.
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  21. Align the matchmarks on the cross groove joint shaft and inner race.
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  23. Place the brass bar on the inner race and tap the cross groove joint onto the shaft.
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  25. Secure the joint onto the shaft with a new snapring.
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  27. Using a bolt for alignment, press the universal joint cover with boot into place using a steel plate and press.
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  29. Install a new boot clamp.
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  31. Pack the joint with about 4 ounces of grease.
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  33. Remove the backing paper and install the new joint end cover gasket.
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  35. Install the joint end cover.
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  37. Align the matchmarks and install the universal joint flange onto the cross groove joint cover.
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  39. Tighten the flange bolts evenly in an alternate pattern to press the joint end cover.
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  41. Mount the rear prop shaft in a vise and check the cross groove joint play.
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  43. With a wrench temporarily tighten the six bolts and three washers using a piece of cloth on the inside of the joint cover.
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