Front Driveshaft Installation

1.Install a new set ring onto the set ring groove of the driveshaft (left driveshaft).


2.Apply 0.5-1.0 g (0.02-0.04 oz) of specified grease to the whole splined surface (A) of the right driveshaft. After applying grease, remove the grease from the splined grooves at intervals of 2-3 splines and from the set ring groove (B) so that air can bleed from the intermediate shaft.


3.Clean the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent or carburetor cleaner, and dry with compressed air. Insert the inboard end (A) of the driveshaft into the differential (B) or intermediate shaft (C) until the set ring (D) locks in the groove (E).


4.Install the outboard joint (A) into the front hub (B).


5.Install the knuckle (A) onto the lower arm (B). Wipe off the grease before tightening the nut at the ball joint. Torque the castle nut (C) to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the pin hole. Do not align the nut by loosening.


6.Install the new lock pin (D) into the pin hole as shown.

7.Connect the front stabilizer link (A) to the lower arm. Hold the stabilizer link ball ball pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), and tighten the new flange nut (D).


8.Install a new spindle nut (A), then tighten the nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder (B) against the driveshaft.


9.Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the front wheel, then install the front wheel with the wheel nuts.

10.Refill the transmission with recommended manual transmission fluid, or automatic transmission fluid.

11.Check the front wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.