Vue 2002-2005

CV-Joints

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CV-Joint Boots



Inspection

NOTE
The Constant Velocity (CV) joint assembly is not serviceable. If the dust boot is torn or the joint is worn or damaged, replace the propeller shaft as an assembly.

  1. Replace the propeller shaft half if any of the following occur:
    1. Inspect the CV joint boot for rips or cracks.
    2.  

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  3. Rotate the CV joint to inspect for binding.
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  5. Inspect the CV joint for grease or oil leakage.
  6.  

Overhaul




NOTE
The Constant Velocity (CV) joint assembly is not serviceable. If the dust boot is torn or the joint is worn or damaged, replace the propeller shaft as an assembly.

  1. Replace the propeller shaft half if any of the following occur:
    1. Inspect the CV joint boot for rips or cracks.
    2.  

  2.  
  3. Rotate the CV joint to inspect for binding.
  4.  
  5. Inspect the CV joint for grease or oil leakage.
  6.  

Constant Velocity (Outer) Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Halfshaft
     
    Swage ring using a hand grinder
     
    Large CV-joint boot clamp
     
    CV-joint boot by sliding it away from the tri-pod joint
     
    Tri-pod housing from the tri-pod spider
     
    Inboard spacer ring slide it rearward on the shaft
     
    Outboard retaining ring
     
    Tri-pod joint spider assembly
     
    Inboard spacer ring and CV-joint boot
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Swage ring clamp on the CV-joint boot
     
    CV-joint boot
     

  2.  
  3. Position the CV-joint boot seal into the axle shaft-s joint seal groove and align the swage ring clamp on the boot.
    WARNING
    Make sure that there are no pinch points on the inboard seal.

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  5. Crimp the swage ring
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Make sure the boot lies flat against the trilobal bushing.



    Inboard spacer ring, slide it rearward on the shaft
     
    Tri-pod joint spider assembly onto the shaft
     
    Outboard retaining ring into the axle shaft groove
     
    Tri-pod joint spider assembly, slide it against the outboard retaining ring
     
    Inboard spacer ring, seat it in the groove
     
    1 / 2 kit grease into the boot
     
    1 / 2 kit grease into the tri-pod housing
     
    New large seal clamp onto the CV-joint boot
     
    Tri-pod housing, slide it over the tri-pod joint spider assembly
     
    CV-joint boot/clamp, slide it into place, over the trilobal tri-pod bushing with the seal lip in the groove
     

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  9. Position the CV-joint boot so it measures 4.9 in. (125mm).
  10.  
  11. Using a Crimp tool, a torque wrench and a breaker bar, crimp the large CV-joint boot clamp to 130 ft. lbs. (176 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the halfshaft and the front wheel.
  14.  

Inner CV-Joint & Boot
Tripod Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle shaft from the vehicle
     
    Large CV boot retaining clamp
     
    Small CV boot retaining clamp
     
    CV boot from the joint
     
    Axle shaft retaining ring
     
    Outer joint from the axle shaft
     
    CV boot
     

  4.  
  5. Disassemble the chrome alloy balls from the CV-joint cage as follows:
    1. Position a brass drift against the CV-joint cage and tap it with a hammer to tilt the cage.
    2.  
    3. Remove the 1st chrome alloy ball from the cage.
    4.  
    5. Tilt the cage in the opposite direction.
    6.  
    7. Remove the opposite chrome alloy ball.
    8.  
    9. Repeat the procedure until all 6 balls are removed.
    10.  

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  7. Disassemble the CV-joint cage and inner race as follows:
    1. Pivot the cage and race 90 degrees to the center line of the outer race.
    2.  
    3. Align the cage windows with outer race lands.
    4.  
    5. Remove the cage from the outer race.
    6.  
    7. Rotate the inner race upward and remove it from the cage.
    8.  

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To install:

  1. Lubricate the parts with a light coat of grease.
  2.  
  3. Assemble the CV-joint cage and inner race, as follows:
    1. Rotate the inner race 90 degrees to the cage centerline.
    2.  
    3. Align the cage windows with inner race lands.
    4.  
    5. Insert the inner race into the cage by rotating the inner race downward.
    6.  
    7. Insert the cage/inner race into the outer race.
    8.  

  4.  
  5. Assemble the chrome alloy balls into the CV-joint cage, as follows:
    1. Position a brass drift against the CV-joint cage and tap it with a hammer to tilt the cage.
    2.  
    3. Insert the 1st chrome alloy ball into the cage.
    4.  
    5. Tilt the cage in the opposite direction.
    6.  
    7. Insert the opposite chrome alloy ball.
    8.  
    9. Repeat the procedure until all 6 balls are inserted.
    10.  

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  7. Install 1 / 2 of the grease provided, into the CV-joint.
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Small CV boot retaining ring
     
    CV boot on the halfshaft
     
    New retaining ring on the halfshaft
     
    Large ring clamp on the CV boot
     
    Outer joint onto the axle shaft
     
    Retaining ring into the outer race
     

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  11. Install the remaining grease into the CV boot.
  12.  
  13. Position the CV boot and the small boot clamp.
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  15. Crimp the small boot clamp.
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  17. Position and crimp in place the large boot clamp.
  18.  
  19. Install the halfshaft in the vehicle.

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    Fig. Tighten the small boot clamp to the specification shown



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    Fig. Tighten the large boot clamp to the specification shown

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