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Description and operation

Front axle driveshafts

DESCRIPTION

The two constant velocity (C/V) drive shafts are identical and interchangeable. They are comprised of three major components (Fig. 1) :

  • An inner, tripod C/V joint
  • A short, solid interconnecting shaft
  • An outer, Rzeppa C/V joint with stub shaft

The inner tripod-joints are attached to the axle shaft splines (Fig. 1). The outer joint is splined and mates with the hub bearing on the knuckle.

The lubricant amounts included with replacement rubber boots are different for inner and outer C/V joints. Apply only the specified lubricant amount to each C/V joint.

CAUTION: Proper C/V joint boot sealing is critical for retaining the special lubricant. Prevent foreign material from entering and contaminating the C/V joints. Mishandling a C/V drive shaft can cause a boot to be punctured or damage within the joints.

Always support both ends of the C/V drive shaft during removal and installation to avoid damage.

When replacing C/V drive shaft components, ensure that only exact replacements parts are installed.

OPERATION

The axle driveshafts are located on either side of the differential and transmits power to the drive wheels, while allowing for vertical movement in the vehicle's suspension.

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