Rear Driveshaft Disassembly

Special Tools Required
Threaded adapter, 22 × 1.5 mm (  07XAC-0010100)
 

Sliding hammer set (  07936-5790001)
 
Boot band pincers (, commercially available)
Bearing remover (, commercially available)


Inboard Joint Side:


NOTE: Due to the amount of work required to replace one damaged boot, it is best to replace both boots at the same time.

1.Remove the set ring (A) from the inboard joint.

 

2.Remove the boot bands. Be careful not to damage the boot and dynamic damper.

  • If the boot band is a welded type (A), cut the boot band (B).
  • If the boot band is a double loop type (C), lift up the band bend (D), and push it into the clip (E).
  • If the boot band is a low profile type (F), pinch the boot band using a commercially available boot band pincers (G).
  • If the boot band is a ear clamp type (H), life up the three tabs (I)with a screwdriver.

Welded Type 

Double Loop Type 

Low Profile Type 

Ear Clamp Type 

3.Make a mark (A) on each roller (B) and inboard joint (C) to identify the locations of rollers and grooves in the inboard joint. Then remove the inboard joint on the shop towel (D). Be careful not to drop the rollers when separating them from the inboard joint.

 

4.Remove the circlip (A).

 

5.Mark the spider (B) and driveshaft (C) to identify the position of the spider on the shaft.

6.Remove the spider and rollers using a commercially available bearing remover (D).

7.Wrap the splines on the driveshaft with vinyl tape (A) to prevent damage to the boot.

 

8.Remove the inboard boot. Be careful not to damage the boot.

9.Remove the vinyl tape.

Outboard Joint Side:


1.Remove the boot bands. Be careful not to damage the boot and dynamic damper.

If the boot band is an ear clamp type (A), lift up the three tabs (B) with a screwdriver.

Ear Clamp Type 

2.Slide the outboard boot (A) to the inboard joint side. Be careful not to damage the boot.

 

3.Wipe off the grease to expose the driveshaft and the outboard joint inner race.

4.Make a mark (A) on the driveshaft (B) at the same position of the outboard joint end (C).

 

5.Carefully clamp the driveshaft in a vise.

 

6.Remove the outboard joint (A) using the special tool as shown.

7.Remove the driveshaft from the vise.

8.Remove the stop ring from the driveshaft.

 

9.Wrap the splines on the driveshaft with vinyl tape (A) to prevent damage to the boot.

 

10.Remove the outboard boot. Be careful not to damage the boot.

11.Remove the vinyl tape.