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Front driveshaft

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the cotter pin, nut lock, and spring washer from the stub shaft (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Cotter Pin, Nut Lock & Spring Washer Removal Fig. 2 Cotter Pin, Nut Lock & Spring Washer Removal

1 - SPRING WASHER

2 - HUB NUT

3 - NUT LOCK

4 - COTTER PIN

(2) Loosen the lug nuts and hub nut while the vehicle is on the surface with the brakes applied (Fig.

3).

Fig. 3 Loosening Wheel Hub Nut Fig. 3 Loosening Wheel Hub Nut

(3) Raise the vehicle.

(4) Remove the skid plate, if equipped.

(5) Remove the hub nut and washer from the stub shaft (Fig. 4).

(6) Remove the wheel and tire.

Fig. 4 Hub Nut & Washer Fig. 4 Hub Nut & Washer

1 - DRIVE SHAFT

2 - HUB WASHER

3 - HUB NUT

(7) Remove the brake caliper and rotor. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(8) Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor, if equipped. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(9) Remove the bolts holding the hub bearing to the knuckle.

(10) Remove hub bearing from axle driveshaft and steering knuckle.

(11) Support the drive shaft at the C/V joint housings.

(12) Disengage the inner C/V joint from the axle shaft (Fig. 5). Position two pry bars between the inner C/V housing and the axle housing. Apply pressure away from the differential housing. This will disengage the axle shaft snap-ring from the groove on the inside of the C/V housing.

(13) Remove the driveshaft from the vehicle.

Fig. 5 Front Driveshaft Fig. 5 Front Driveshaft

1 - DRIVESHAFT

2 - FRONT AXLE

3 - STEERING KNUCKLE

INSTALLATION

(1) Insert the C/V drive shaft stub into the hub bearing bore of the steering knuckle.

(2) Apply a light coating of wheel bearing grease on the axle shaft splines.

(3) Install the inner C/V joint onto the axle shaft flange. Push firmly on the shaft until the axle shaft snap-ring engages with the groove on the inside of the joint housing.

(4) Clean hub bearing bore, axle driveshaft splines, and hub bearing mating surface of all foreign materials.

Apply light coating of grease to all mating surfaces.

(5) Install the hub bearing to the axle driveshaft and the steering knuckle.

(6) Install the bolts to hold the hub bearing to the steering knuckle. Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for the proper torque.

(7) Clean all foreign material from the stub shaft threads. Install the hub nut and washer.

(8) Install the ABS wheel speed sensor, if equipped. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(9) Install the brake caliper and rotor. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(10) Apply the brakes and tighten hub nut to 244 N*m (180 ft. lbs.) torque.

(11) Install the spring washer, nut lock and cotter pin on the stub shaft (Fig. 6).

(12) Install the skid plate, if equipped.

(13) Install the wheel and tire.

Fig. 6 Cotter Pin Installation Fig. 6 Cotter Pin Installation

1 - COTTER PIN

2 - NUT LOCK

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