Rear Driveshaft Removal

1.Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.

2.Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

3.Remove the wheel nuts and front wheels.


4.Lift up the locking tab (A) on the spindle nut (B), then remove the nut.

5.Remove the rear driveshafts from the rear differential assembly.

6.Remove the rear driveshaft outboard joint from the trailing arm and rear hub using a plastic hammer or a puller if necessary.


7.Remove the rear driveshaft (A).

  • Be careful not to damage the ABS wheel sensor (B).
  • Pull on the outer joint. Do not pull on the driveshaft because the joint may come apart.