1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2. Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.
Tightening torque: 88.3 ~ 107.8N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.0 ~ 79.5lb-ft)
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
3. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts, and then hold the brake caliper assembly (B) with wire.
Tightening torque: 78.4 ~ 98.0N.m (8.0 ~ 10.0kgf.m, 57.8 ~ 72.3lb-ft)
4. Remove castle nut (A) from the front hub.
Tightening torque: 196.1 ~ 274.5N.m (20.0 ~ 28.0kgf.m, 144.6 ~ 202.5lb-ft)
The washer (B) should be assembled with convex surface outward when installing the castle nut (A) and split pin (C) Also, don't reuse split pin (C) when reassembling.
5. Remove the brake hose (A) and wheel speed sensor (B).
Tightening torque: 6.8 ~ 10.8N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 7.9lb-ft)
6. Remove the tie rod end ball joint (C) from the knuckle.
Tightening torque: 34.3 ~ 44.1N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5kgf.m, 25.3 ~ 32.5lb-ft)
Apply a few drops of oil to the special tool. (Boot contact part)
7. Remove the lower arm (A) mounting bolt from the knuckle.
Tightening torque: 98.0 ~ 117.6N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m 72.3 ~ 86.7lb-ft)
8. Disconnect the drive shaft end (A) from the knuckle.
9. Remove the driveshaft assembly (A) from the inner shaft.
10. Remove the inner shaft mounting bolts and then disconnect the inner shaft (A).
11. Insert a pry bar (A) between the transaxle case and joint case, and separate the driveshaft (B) from the the transaxle case.
12. Install in the reverse order of removal.
1. Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration.
2. Check the ball joint for wear and damage.
3. Check the splines for wear and damage.
4. Check the dynamic damper for cracks, wear and position.
5. Check the driveshaft for cracks and wears.
1. Remove the circlip (B) from driveshaft splines (A) of the transaxle side VTJ case.
2. Remove the both boot clamps from the transaxle side VTJ case. Using a flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the both clamps of the transaxle side.
3. Pull out the boot from the transaxle side joint (VTJ).
4. While dividing joint boot (A) of the transaxle side, wipe the grease in VTJ case (B) and correct them respectively.
5. Using a snap ring plier or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the circlip (A).
6. Clean the spider assembly.
7. Remove the boot (A) of the transaxle side joint (VTJ).
8. Using a plier or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the clamp (B) of the dynamic damper (A).
9. Fix the driveshaft (A) with a vice (B) as illustrated.
10. Apply soap powder on the shaft to prevent being damaged between the shaft spline and the dynamic damper when the dynamic damper is removed.
11. Separate the dynamic damper (A) from the shaft (B) carefully.
12. Using a plier or flat-tipped (-) screwdriver, remove the clamp on the side of wheel.
13. Pull out the joint (BJ) on the side of wheel into the transaxle direction. Be careful not to damage the boot.
1. Wrap tape around the driveshaft splines (VTJ side) to prevent damage to the boots.
2. Apply grease to the driveshaft and install the Ð’J boots.
3. Install the bands to both Ð’J boots.
4. To reassemble the dynamic damper (A), keeping the shaft (B) in the straight line. Tighten the dynamic damper (A) with dynamic damper band (C), as the illustration.
5. Install the VTJ boot bands and VTJ boot.
6. Install the spider assembly (A) and the circlip (E) to the spline (C) on the driveshaft.
At this time align the marks (D) each other.
7. Install the clip to the VTJ case (B).
8. Add the specified grease to the VTJ as mush as wiped away at inspection.
9. Install the VTJ boots.
10. Install the bands to both VTJ boots.
11. Using the SST (09495-3K000), secure the boot bands.
Clearance (A): 2.0 mm (0.079 in.) or less
12. To control the ah in the VTJ boot, keep the specified distance between the boot bands when they are tightened.