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Index/Inspection
CAUTION:
• The bearing support and support base are made of aluminum. Be careful not to damage them when servicing.
• The bearing support and support base are fitted and must be replaced as an assembly.
Corrosion resistant bolt/nut
SUPPORT BASE
Check for damage. INNER SEAL
Replace.
(3-4 g)
Pack the interior of the
inner seal.
BEARING SUPPORT
Check for damage. OUTER SEAL
Replace.
(5-6 g)
Pack the interior of the
outer seal.
INTERMEDIATE SHAFT RING
Check for damage and distortion.
BEARING SUPPORT RING
Check for damage and distortion.
FLANGE BOLT
8 x 1.25 mm
22 N-m
(2.2 kg-m, 16 Ib-ft)
EXTERNAL CIRCLIP
INTERMEDIATE SHAFT BEARING
Replace.
SET RING
Replace.
INTERNAL
CIRCLIP
INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

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Driveshafts
Disassembly
1. To remove the boot band, pry up the locking tabs
with screwdriver, and raise the end of the band.
NOTE: Carefully clamp the driveshaft in a vise
with soft jaws.
CAUTION: Take care not to damage the boots.
LOCKING TABS
2. Remove both joints.
• Outboard joint side only:
— Remove the circlip from the outboard joint
groove.
— Remove the outboard joint and spring.
CIRCLIP
SPRING
CAP
Outboard joint only.
3. Remove the rollers from the spider.
ROLLER
4. Remove the set ring; then remove the spider with a
bearing remover.
NOTE: Before disassembly, mark the spider and
driveshaft so they can be reinstalled in their original
positions.
SET RING BEARING REMOVER
Mark
Mark
SPIDER
DRIVESHAFT
SPIDER
SET RING

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Inspection
: Thoroughly pack the inboard joint and
outboard joint with joint grease included in the new
joint boot set.
Grease Quantity:
NOTE: Mark the rollers and roller grooves during
disassembly to ensure proper positioning during
reassembly.
Spline
direction
INBOARD JOINT
Check splines for wear and damage.
Check inside bore for wear.
Inspect for cracks.
SET RING
Replace.
Pack cavity
with grease.
SET RING ROLLERInspect for faulty movement and wear.
HOLDER
Section AA
INBOARD BOOT
Inspect for cracking,
splitting and wear.
OUTBOARD BOOT
Inspect for cracking,
splitting and wear.
OUTBOARD JOINT
Check splines for wear and damage.
Check inside bore for wear.
Inspect for cracks.
NOTE: Stagger the inboard joint spider and
outboard joint spider 60° apart. To ease
assembly, mark alignment marks on
driveshaft and spiders before disassembl-
ing them.
ROLLER
Inspect for faulty movement and wear.
DRIVESHAFT
SET RING
OUTBOARD
JOINT
SPIDER
CAP
SPRING
SET RING
CIRCLIP
OUTBOARD
JOINT
SPIDER
INBOARD JOINT
SPIDER
BOOT BAND
Replace.
BOOT BANDS
Replace.
BOOT BAND
Replace.
INBOARD
JOINT
SPIDER
SET RING

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Driveshafts
Reassembly
Outboard joint side
NOTE: Wrap the splines with vinyl tape to prevent
damage to the boot.
1. Install the outboard boot to the driveshaft, then
remove the vinyl tape.
OUTBOARD BOOT
VINYL TAPE
2. Install the set ring into the driveshaft groove.
3. Install the spider on the driveshaft by aligning the
marks on the spider and end of the driveshaft.
4. Install the set ring into the driveshaft groove.
SET RING
Mark
Mark
SPIDER
SET RING
5. Fit the rollers to the spider with their high shoulders
facing outward.
CAUTION:
• Reinstall the rollers in their original positions on
the spider.
• Hold the driveshaft assembly pointed up to pre-
vent the rollers from falling off.
SPIDER
ROLLER
High shoulder faces
toward outside.
6. Pack the joint with joint grease included in the new
joint boot set.
Grease Quantity: 170 – 180 g (6.0-6.3 oz)

7. Install the spring and cap, then fit the outboard
joint onto the driveshaft.
OUTBOARD JOINT
Align the roller holders with the
inboard joint as shown
below.
Spline
direction
HOLDER
8. Fit the circlip into the outboard joint inner groove.
CIRCLIP
Inboard joint side
NOTE: Wrap the splines with vinyl tape to prevent
damage to the boot.
9. Install the inboard boot to the driveshaft, then
remove the vinyl tape.
INBOARD BOOT
VINYL TAPE
10. Install the set ring into the driveshaft groove.
11. Install the spider on the driveshaft by aligning the
marks on the spider and end of the driveshaft.
12. Install the set ring into the driveshaft groove.
SET RING
Mark
SET RING
Mark
SPIDER
SPRING
CAP

Driveshafts
Reassembly
13. Fit the rollers to the spider with their high shoulders
facing outward.
CAUTION:
• Reinstall the rollers in their original positions on
the spider.
• Hold the driveshaft assembly with the rollers up
to prevent them from falling off.
SPIDER
ROLLER
High shoulder faces
toward outside.
14. Pack the joint with joint grease included in the new
joint boot set.
Grease Quantity: 120-130 g (4.2-4.6 oz)
1 5. Fit the inboard joint onto the driveshaft.
INBOARD JOINT
Align the roller holders with the
inboard joint as shown
below.
HOLDER
16. Adjust the length of the driveshafts to the figure
below, then adjust the boots to halfway between
full compression and extension.
NOTE: The ends of the boots seat in the grooves
of the driveshaft and joint.
Left Driveshaft
M/T: 501.0-506.0 mm (19.72-19.92 in)
A/T: 507.0-512.0 mm (19.96-20.16 in)
Right Driveshaft
M/T and A/T: 542.0-547.0 mm (21.34-21.54 in)
Spline
direction

17. Install new boot bands on the boots, then bend both
sets of locking tabs.
18. Lightly tap on the doubled-over portions to reduce
their height.
NOTE: Install the outboard joint in the knuckle
before installing the driveshaft into the differential
or intermediate shaft. Loosely install the spindle
nut this time.
19. Install the new set rings in the driveshaft groove
and intermediate shaft groove.
20. Apply a light film of grease around the set ring groove
on the inboard joint, then install a new set ring and
center it on the joint. The grease will keep the set
ring centered, making the installation of the joint
easier.
21. Install the inboard end of the driveshaft into dif-
ferential or intermediate shaft.
CAUTION:
• Always use a new set ring whenever the drive-
shaft is being installed.
• Make sure the left driveshaft locks in the dif-
ferential side gear groove, and the CV joint
subaxle bottoms in the differential.
• Insert the right driveshaft CV joint subaxle into
the intermediate shaft until the intermediate
shaft set ring locks in the groove in the right
driveshaft.
Apply light film of
grease before installing.
INBOARD JOINT
SET RING
Replace.
SET RING GROOVE
Left Driveshaft
inboard end
Right Driveshaft
inboard end
(Intermediate shaft side)
LOCKING TABS

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Disassembly
CAUTION: The bearing support and support base are
made of aluminum. Be careful not to damage them
when servicing.
1. Remove the intermediate shaft outer seal from the
bearing support.
OUTER SEAL
Replace.
2. Remove the external circlip and internal circlip.
INTERNAL CIRCLIP
EXTERNAL CIRCLIP
3. Press the intermediate shaft out of the shaft bear-
ing using the special tool.
Press
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY
BASE
07GAF – SD40700
INTERMEDIATE
SHAFT
4. Remove the intermediate shaft inner seal from the
bearing support.
INNER SEAL
Replace.

Intermediate Shaft
Disassembly
5. Press the intermediate shaft bearing out of the
bearing support using the special tools.
Press
BEARING
DRIVER
07749 – 0010000
ATTACHMENT,
52 x 55 mm
07746 – 0010400
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY
BASE
07GAF – SD40700

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Intermediate Shaft
Replacement
1. Drain the oil from the transmission (see section 13
M/T or section 14 A/T).
2. Remove the right driveshaft assembly (see page
16-3).
3. Remove the heat shield.
Corrosion resistant bolt/nut
FLANGE BOLT
6 x 1.0 mm
10 N-m
(1.0 kg-m, 7 Ib-ft)
HEAT SHIELD
4. The bearing support assembly is a light press fit in
the support base. To remove the bearing support
assembly, remove the 8 x 1.25 mm flange bolts
with the support base still attached to the engine
block. Tap the flanged section of the bearing sup-
port with a plastic hammer toward the wheel side,
then remove the bearing support assembly from
the support base.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the differential
oil seal, hold the intermediate shaft horizontal until
it is clear of the differential.
NOTE: Mark the support base and bearing support
during disassembly to ensure proper positioning
during reassembly.
CAUTION: The bearing support and support base
are made of aluminum. Be careful not to damage
them when servicing.
Corrosion resistant bolt/nut
SUPPORT BASE
Mark
Mark
BEARING SUPPORT
ASSEMBLY
Lightly tap the support base using
a plastic hammer.
5. Remove the support base from the engine block.
FLANGE BOLT
8 x 1.25 mm
22 N-m
(2.2 kg-m, 16 Ib-ft)
SUPPORT BASE
6. Install in the reverse order of removal. Align the
marks, and install by tapping on the bearing support
assembly shaft end.
Shaft
end
FLANGE BOLT
8 x 1.25 mm
22 N-m
(2.2 kg-m. 16 Ib-ft)

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Driveshafts
Removal
INSPECTION
Driveshaft Boot
Check the boots on the driveshaft for cracks, damage,
leaking grease and loose boot bands.
If any damage is found, replace the boot.
Spline Looseness
Turn the driveshaft by hand, and make sure the splines
and joints are not excessively loose.
If damage is found, replace the joints if necessary.
Twisted or Cracked
Make sure the driveshaft is not twisted or cracked.
Replace if necessary.
INBOARD
JOINT
OUTBOARD
JOINT
1. Raise the car, and place safety stands in the proper
locations (see section 1).
2. Remove the rear wheels.
3. Drain the transmission oil or fluid (see section 13
M/T or section 14 A/T).
NOTE: It is not necessary to drain the transmission
oil when the right driveshaft is removed.
4. Raise the locking tab on the spindle nut, then
remove the nut.
NOTE: Before installing the wheel, clean the
mating surfaces of the brake disc and inside of the
wheel.
26 x 1.5 mm SPINDLE NUT
Replace.
335 N-m (33.5 kg-m, 242 Ib-ft)
After tightening, use a drift
to stake spindle nut shoulder
against the driveshaft. WHEEL NUT
110 N-m
(11 kg-m, 80 Ib-ft)
5. Remove the banjo bolt, and disconnect the brake
hose, then remove the brake hose clamp from the
knuckle.
CAUTION: Avoid spilling brake fluid on painted,
plastic or rubber surfaces as it can damage the
finish; wash spilled brake fluid off immediately with
clean water.
NOTE: Cover the end of the brake hose with a
clean rag to prevent contamination of the system.
Then secure the hose to the suspension arm.
BANJO BOLT
35 N-m
(3.5 kg-m, 25 Ib-ft)
BRAKE HOSE
WASHER
Replace.
Corrosion resistant bolt
6 mm BOLT
10 N-m
(1.0 kg-m, 7 Ib-ft)

Driveshafts
Removal
6. Remove the wheel sensor from the knuckle and the
rear of the lower arm, then secure the wheel sensor
wire to the suspension arm.
NOTE:
• Do not disconnect the wheel sensor.
• Avoid twisting the wires when reinstalling the
wheel sensor.
7. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the body.
Corrosion resistant bolt
8 mm FLANGE BOLTS
22 N-m (2.2 kg-m, 16 Ib-ft) PARKING BRAKE CABLE
WHEEL SENSOR 6 mm BOLT-WASHER
10 N-m (1.0 kg-m, 7 Ib-ft)
8 mm BOLT-WASHER
22 N-m (2.2 kg-m, 16 Ib-ft)
Corrosion resistant bolt
TOE CONTROL ARM FLANGE BOLT
12 x 1.25 mm
95 N-m (9.5 kg-m, 69 Ib-ft)
9. Hold the damper lower mount of stabilizer link with
a wrench, and remove the damper mounting nut.
10. Hold the ball pin of the stabilizer link with a hex
wrench, and loosen the self-locking nut.
Corrosion resistant nut
DAMPER MOUNTING NUT
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.
95 N-m (9.5 kg-m, 69 Ib-ft)
WRENCH
HEX WRENCH
STABILIZER LINK
SELF-LOCKING NUT
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.
85 N-m (8.5 kg-m, 61 Ib-ft)
11. Remove the self-locking nut, then remove the
stabilizer link from the stabilizer bar and knuckle.
Corrosion resistant nut
REAR DAMPER
SELF-LOCKING NUT
12 x 1.25 mm
Replace.
STABILIZER LINK
8. Remove the flange bolt, then disconnect the toe
control arm from the body.

12. Remove the self-locking nut and flange bolt.
13. Remove the self-locking nut and adjusting bolt,
then disconnect the lower control arm from the
sub-frame.
Corrosion resistant bolt/nut
LOWER CONTROL ARM
14 x 1.5 mm
Replace.
125 N-m (12.5 kg-m, 90 Ib-ft)
ADJUSTING CAM
ADJUSTING BOLT
FLANGE BOLT
SELF-LOCKING NUT
14 x 1.5 mm
Replace.
125 N-m (12.5 kg-m, 90 Ib-ft)
14. Pull the knuckle outward, and remove the driveshaft
outboard joint from the knuckle using a plastic
hammer.
KNUCKLE
OUTBOARD JOINT
15. Pry the driveshaft assembly with a screwdriver as
shown to force the set ring past the groove.
SCREWDRIVER
3.5 mm
7 mm
16. Pry the inboard joint outward, then remove the
driveshaft and CV joint from of the differential case
or intermediate shaft as an assembly.
CAUTION:
• Do not pull on the driveshaft, as the CV joint
may come apart.
• Use care when prying out the assembly, and pull
it straight to avoid damaging the differential oil
seal or intermediate shaft dust seal.
INBOARD JOINT
17. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
After installing the driveshafts, adjust the wheel
alignment (see section 18).

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Special Tools
16-13, 16-14, 16-16, 16-17
16-16
16-16
16-16
16-17
16-14
16-14, 16-16, 16-17
Main Menu Table of Contents
Special Tools
Number Tool Number Description Qty Page Reference
CD O7GAF—SD407OO Hub Dis/Assembly Base 2 16-13, 16-14, 16-16, 16-17
® 07GAF-SE00200 Hub Assembly Guide Attachment 1 16-16
© O7GAD—PG40100 Oil Seal Driver 1 16-16
@ 07JAD—SH301OA Seal Driver Attachment 1 16-16
® 07LAD—PW50500 Pinion Cover Driver Attachment 1 16-17
© 07746-0010400 Attachment, 52 x 55 mm 1 16-14
® 07749—0010000 Driver 1 16-14, 16-16, 16-17
®
G) ®® G)
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Intermediate Shaft
Reassembly
1. Press the intermediate shaft bearing into the bear-
ing support using the special tools.
Press
DRIVER
07749-0010000
OIL SEAL DRIVER
07GAD-PG40100
BEARING
Replace.
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY
BASE
07GAF-SD40700
2. Seat the internal circlip in the groove of the bearing
support.
CAUTION: Install the circlip with the radiused side
facing out.
INTERNAL CIRCLIP
3. Press the intermediate shaft inner seal into the
bearing support using the special tools.
Press
SEAL DRIVER
ATTACHMENT
07JAD-SH3010A
DRIVER
07749-0010000
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY
BASE
07GAF-SD40700
4. Press the intermediate shaft into the shaft bearing
using the special tools.
Press
HUB ASSEMBLY GUIDE
ATTACHMENT
07GAF-SE00200
Fit the inner race
of the bearing.
INTERMEDIATE SHAFT
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY BASE
07GAF-SD40700
INNER SEAL
Replace.

5. Seat the external circlip in the groove of the in-
termediate shaft.
CAUTION: Install the circlip with the radiused side
facing out.
EXTERNAL
CIRCLIP
6. Press the outer seal into the bearing support using
the special tools.
Press
DRIVER
07749-0010000
PINION COVER
DRIVER ATTACHMENT
07LAD-PW50500
OUTER SEAL
Replace.
HUB DIS/ASSEMBLY BASE
07GAF-SD40700

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