Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Rear Driveshaft and U-Joints

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands.
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  5. Matchmark the driveshaft and companion flanges, then unfasten the bolts which attach the flanges to the differential.
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  7. Remove the bolts attaching the center support bearing to the body. Some vehicles may use height washers between the bearing and the body. Make a note as to their location for proper installation later.
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  9. Pull driveshaft assembly out from the transaxle. Insert SST 09325-12010 or an equivalent extension housing plug into the transaxle to prevent fluid leakage.
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To install:
  1. Apply multi-purpose grease to the outside diameter and splines of the yoke. Remove the SST, then install the driveshaft assembly into the transaxle.
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  3. Align the matchmarks on the flanges, then connect them with the attaching bolts/nuts. Torque the nuts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).
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  5. Connect the center support bearing to the body. Remember to place the height washers between the body and bearing, if applicable. Install the two mount bolts finger-tight.
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  7. Check that the bearing bracket is at right angles to the driveshaft. Adjust, if necessary.
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  9. Check that the center line of the bearing is set to the center line of the bracket. The vehicle should not have a load in it. Adjust, if necessary.
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  11. Torque the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 1: Paint matchmarks on the flanges before removing the bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: The center support bearing is usually secured to the body by two bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: Carefully side the driveshaft out from the transaxle, then plug the end of the transaxle to prevent fluid leakage



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Fig. Fig. 4: Be sure to install the height washers, if equipped



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Fig. Fig. 5: Make sure that the bearing center lines are correctly set. Note that the notches in the bracket face the rear of the vehicle

U-JOINT REPLACEMENT



The U-joints on 4WD Tercels are not serviceable, the intermediate shaft and/or propeller shaft must be replaced in the event of U-joint failure.

 
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