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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Chassis / Wheels/Tires / Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Special Tools

J-35910Drive Axle Seal Clamp Pliers

Note:The tripot assembly and the internal parts for the tripotassembly are not service. If the tripot assembly is found to haveexcessive wear or damaged, replace the wheel drive shaft as anassembly.

Disassemble ProcedureRemove the wheel drive shaft from the vehicle. Refer toFront Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement.

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Position wheel drive shaft bar in a soft jawed vise and clampsecurely.

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Using a flat-bladed tool, remove boot retainingclamp-(2)-from theboot-(3)-for the tripodhousing-(1).Using side cutters, remove the bootclamp-(4)-from theboot-(3)-for the wheel driveshaft-(5).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Remove the tripod housing-(1)-from thewheel drive shaft-(2).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Remove the retaining clip-(1)-and thetripod spider-(2)-from the wheel driveshaft-(3).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Remove the boot-(1)-from the wheeldrive shaft-(2).Inspect the wheel drive shaft inner joint for damage andexcessive wear. Refer toWheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint Inspection.Assemble Procedure

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Note:Ensure the seal clamp is positioned correctly in the sealgroove.

Position the boot-(1)-on the wheeldrive shaft-(2).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Install the tripot spiderassembly-(2)-to the wheel driveshaft-(3), until seated against shoulder.Install the retaining ring-(1)-in thewheel drive shaft.Place approximately half of the grease in the kit to the sealand place the remainder in the tripot housing.

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Install the tripod housing-(1)-on thewheel drive shaft-(2).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Install the boot clamp-(2)-on theboot-(3)-for the tripodhousing-(1).Install the boot clamp-(4)-on theboot-(3)-for the wheeldrive-(5).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Using theJ-35910pliersbreaker bar, torque wrench and or ratchet-(1) ,close the boot clamp-(2)- until thegap-(3)- measures2.15-mm(0.085-in).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Using theJ-35910pliers-(3), breaker bar-(5), torque wrenchand or ratchet-(4), close the clamp until thegap-(6)-measures1.9-mm(0.070-in).Rotate the housing in a circular motion to distribute thegrease in the tripot joint.Install the wheel drive shaft from the vehicle. Refer toFront Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement.

Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Inner Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels
Special ToolsJ-35910Drive Axle Boot Clamp PliersNote:The inner Constant Velocity Joint is not serviced separately.If the CV joint is found to have excessive wear or damaged, replacethe wheel drive sha ...

Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels
Special ToolsJ-8059Snap Ring PliersJ-35910Drive Axle Boot Clamp PliersNote:The outer Constant Velocity Joint is not serviced separately.If the CV joint is found to have excessive wear or damaged, repl ...

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