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

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

Special ToolsCH-48894Wheel Drive Shaft Boot Clamp PliersJ-35910Drive Axle Seal Clamp Pliers

Note:The outer Constant Velocity Joint is not service separately.If the CV joint is found to have excessive wear or damage, replacethe wheel drive shaft as an assembly.

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

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Clamp the drive axle shaft in a soft jawed vice.

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Caution:Do not cut through the wheel drive shaft inboard or outboardboot during service. Cutting through the boot may damage thesealing surface of the housing and the tripot or the constantvelocity joint bushing. Damage to the sealing surface may lead towater and dirt intrusion and premature wear of the constantvelocity joint.

Use a flat-bladed tool, remove the bootclamp-(2)-from the constantvelocity-(CV)-joint-(1)-andthe boot-(3).Using a pair of side cutters, remove and discard the bootclamp-(4)-from theboot-(3)-and the wheel driveshaft-(5). Replace with NEW clamps.

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Using a block of wood and a hammer, remove the CVjoint-(2) from the wheel driveshaft-(1).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Remove the boot-(1)-from the wheeldrive shaft-(2).Inspect the outer CV joint for damage and wear. Refer toWheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint Inspection.Assemble Procedure

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

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

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Ensure that the boot-(1)- is properlyseated in the groove-(2)-in the wheel driveshaft-(3).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Place approximately half thelubricant-(2)-inside the CV jointboot-(1)-and the other half in the CVjoint-(3).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Using a block of wood and a hammer, install the CV joint onthe wheel drive shaft-(1).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Install the boot clamp-(4)-on theboot-(3)-and the wheel driveshaft-(5).Install the boot clamp-(2)-on theboot-(3)-and the CV jointhousing-(1).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Note:Ensure that the boot clamp is properly positioned around theentire circumference of the boot.

Using theJ-35910pliers-(1), close theclamp-(2)-until thegap-(3)- measures2.15-mm(0.85-in).

Front Wheel Drive Shaft Outer Joint and Boot Replacement Wheels

Note:Ensure that the boot clamp is properly positioned around theentire circumference of the boot.

Using theCH-48894pliers-(1), close the bootclamp-(3).Remove the wheel drive shaft from the bench vise.Move the CV joint in a circularmotion-4-to-5-times todistribute the lubricant.Install the wheel drive shaft in the vehicle. Refer toFront Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement.
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