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Driveshaft Disassembly

Special Tools Required

Threaded adapter, 22 x 1.5 mm
 07XAC-0010100

Sliding hammer set
 07936-5790002

Boot band pincers
, commercially available

Puller
, commercially available
Inboard Joint Side
  1. Remove the boot bands. Be careful not to damage the boot.
    • If the boot band is welded type (A), cut the boot band.
    • If the boot band is a double loop type (B), lift up the band end (C), and push it into the clip (D).
    • If the boot band is a low profile type (E), pinch the boot band using the commercially available boot band pincers (F).
Welded type
Double loop type
Low profile type

  1. Make marks (A) on each roller (B) and the inboard joint (C) to identify the locations of rollers to the grooves in the inboard joint. Then remove the inboard joint on a clean shop towel (D). Be careful not to drop the rollers when separating them from the inboard joint.
    NOTE: Do not engrave or scribe any marks on the rolling surface.

  1. Make marks (A) on the rollers (B) and spider (C) to identify the locations of the rollers on the spider, then remove the rollers.
    NOTE: Do not engrave or scribe any marks on the rolling surface.
  1. Remove the circlip (D).
  1. Make marks (E) on the spider and driveshaft (F) to identify the position of the spider on the shaft.
  1. Remove the spider.
    NOTE: If necessary, use a commercially available puller.

  1. Wrap the splines on the driveshaft with vinyl tape (A) to prevent damaging the boot.
  1. Remove the inboard boot. Be careful not to damage the boot.
  1. Remove the vinyl tape.

Outboard Joint Side
  1. Remove the boot bands (A). Lift up the three tabs (B) with a screwdriver. Be careful not to damage the boot.

  1. Slide the outboard boot (A) partially to the inboard joint side. Be careful not to damage the boot.
  1. Wipe off the grease to expose the driveshaft and the outboard joint inner race.

  1. Make a mark (A) on the driveshaft (B) at the same level as the outboard joint rim (C).
  1. Securely clamp the driveshaft in a bench vise with a shop towel.

  1. Remove the outboard joint (A) using the 22 x 1.5 mm threaded adapter (B) and the sliding hammer set (C).
  1. Remove the driveshaft from the bench vise.

  1. Remove the stop ring from the driveshaft.

  1. Wrap the splines on the driveshaft with vinyl tape (A) to prevent damaging the boot.
  1. Remove the outboard boot. Be careful not to damage the boot.
  1. Remove the vinyl tape.