REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Remove the driveshaft from the vehicle.
- Make alignment marks across the two flanges then remove the attaching nuts/bolts. Separate the propeller shaft from the intermediate shaft.
- Paint alignment marks on the flange (attached to the center support bearing) and the intermediate shaft.
- Using a hammer and chisel, carefully loosen staked part of nut. Use SST 09330-00021 or an equivalent flange securing bar to hold the flange, then remove the nut.
- Clamp the flange yoke in a vise, then tap the intermediate shaft out using a brass drift.
- Slide the center support bearing and the flange onto the intermediate shaft. If equipped with cut out marks on the bracket, they should face the rear of the vehicle.
- Align the matchmarks on the flange and the intermediate shaft.
- Place the flange in a soft jawed vise, then thread a new nut onto the shaft. Use SST 09330-00021 or an equivalent flange securing bar to hold the flange, then torque the nut to 134 ft. lbs. (182 Nm) to press the bearing into position. Loosen the nut, then torque it again to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
- Using a hammer and punch, stake the nut.
- Align the matchmarks, then connect the intermediate shaft to the propeller shaft. Tighten the nuts to 42 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
- Install the driveshaft.