Vibe 2003-2005

CV-Joints

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Overhaul



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Inboard joint boot clips
     
    Inboard joint tulip from the driveshaft
     
    Snapring
     
    Using a brass rod and hammer, the tri-pot joint off the driveshaft without hitting the joint roller
     
    Inboard joint boot
     
    Clamp and driveshaft damper
     
    Clamps and the outboard drive boot. DO NOT disassemble the outboard joint.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the CV-joint-FWD vehicles



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    Fig. Exploded view of the CV-joint-AWD vehicles

     

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To assemble:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Before installing the boot, wrap the spline end of the shaft with masking tape to prevent damage to the boot.


    NOTE
    The inboard boot and clamp are larger than those of the outboard boot.






    Driveshaft damper with a new clamp
     
    Temporarily, the inboard boot with new clamp to the drive joint
     



    The tri-pot onto the driveshaft with a brass rod and hammer without hitting the joint roller
     
    The snapring
     

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  3. Pack the outboard tulip joint and the outboard boot with about 0.26-0.33 lbs. ounces of grease that was supplied with the boot kit.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Boot onto the outboard joint
     

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  7. Pack the inboard tulip joint and boot with 1 / 2 lb. of grease that was supplied with the boot kit.

    Inboard tulip joint onto the driveshaft
     
    Boot onto the driveshaft
     

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  9. Before checking the standard length, bend the band and lock it. Make sure that the boot is not stretched or squashed when the driveshaft is at standard length. Standard driveshaft length: LH: 540.2 mm (21.268 in.); RH: 857.4 mm (33.756 in.)
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Inner CV-Joint & Boot

Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Seal Replacement - Rear-"

Tools Required



J 42572 Drive Shaft Boot Clamp Pliers
 

  1. Remove the large boot retaining clamp from the CV joint seal. Use a side cutter or other suitable tool and discard the clamp.
  2.  
  3. Remove the small boot retaining clamp from the joint seal. Use a side cutter or other suitable tool and discard the clamp.
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  5. Place reference marks on the inboard and outboard joint shafts.
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  7. Pull out the inboard joint.
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  9. Place reference marks on the outboard joint shaft, the inner race and cage.
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  11. Remove the 6 balls from the outboard joint shaft.
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  13. Wipe the grease from the face of the joint inner race, cage, balls, etc.
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  15. Slide the cage toward the outboard joint.
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  17. Remove the snap ring.
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  19. Using a brass bar and hammer, remove the inner race from the shaft.
    NOTE
    All traces of old grease and any contaminates must be removed.

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  21. Clean the following thoroughly with clean solvent:

    The inner race
     
    The outer race
     
    The cage
     
    The balls
     
    The axle shaft exposed end
     

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  23. Thoroughly air dry all the parts.
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To install:


WARNING
Wheel drive shaft boots, seals and clamps should be protected from sharp objects any time service is performed on or near the wheel drive shaft(s). Damage to the boot(s), the seal(s) or the clamp(s) may cause lubricant to leak from the joint and lead to increased noise and possible failure of the wheel drive shaft.


NOTE
 Before installing the boots, wrap the spline of the outboard joint with vinyl tape to prevent possible tearing of the boots.

  1. Temporarily install new outboard and inboard boots with new clamps on the outboard joint shaft.

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    Fig. Install the cage to the outboard joint shaft.

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  3. Install the cage to the outboard joint shaft.

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    Fig. Using a brass bar and hammer, install the inner race on the outboard joint shaft.

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  5. Using a brass bar and hammer, install the inner race on the outboard joint shaft.

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    Fig. Align the inboard joint shaft and outboard joint shaft.

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  7. Install a new snap ring.
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  9. Align the inboard joint shaft and outboard joint shaft.
    NOTE
    The grease capacity of the outboard joint is approximately 71-81g (2.5-2.9 oz) which is yellow in color. The inboard joint grease capacity is approximately 132-142g (4.7-5.0 oz) which is gray in color.



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    Fig. Insert approximately 60 percent of the grease from the service kit into the outer joint.

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  11. Insert approximately 60 percent of the grease from the service kit into the outer joint.
    1. Spread the grease onto the ball tracks, the balls, the cage and the inner race.
    2.  
    3. Spread the remainder of the grease into the bottom of the outer race.
    4.  
    5. Insert the remaining grease from the service kit into the boot.

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      Fig. Install a new retaining ring to the axle shaft.

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  13. Install a new retaining ring to the axle shaft.
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  15. Install the boots into the shaft grooves.
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  17. Ensure that the drive shaft is at standard length. Specification: The standard length is approximately 27.098-27.492 inches (688.33-698.33mm).
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  19. Position the small boot retaining clamp onto the neck of the boot.
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  21. Position the small boot and small retaining clamp to the axle shaft.
    WARNING
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.



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    Fig. Using the J 42572 , crimp the small boot retaining clamp.

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  23. Using the J 42572 , crimp the small boot retaining clamp.
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  25. Position the large boot retaining clamp onto the boot.
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  27. Position the boot and large retaining clamp to the joint outer race.
    NOTE
    The boot must not be dimpled, stretched or out of shape in any way.

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  29. Inspect the boot for proper shape. If the boot is NOT shaped correctly, equalize the pressure in the boot by lifting the boot edge slightly and shape the boot properly by hand.
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  31. Inspect the boot for damage. If the boot has been cut or punctured during assembly, you must discard and replace the boot.
    NOTE
    The boot retaining clamp must not be over-tightened or under-tightened.

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  33. Using the J 42572 , crimp the large boot retaining clamp.
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  35. Inspect the outer CV joint and wheel drive shaft for smooth operation. This will also distribute the grease within the joint.
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  37. Hold the wheel drive shaft vertically, with the outer joint at the bottom.
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  39. Rotate the wheel drive shaft 4 or 5 times in a circular motion.
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