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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Front drive shaft

6M/T

6M/T : Exploded View (LH)


  1. Front drive shaft
  2. Nut retainer
  3. Cotter pin
  1. Molykote M77

6M/T : Removal and Installation (LH) Front


6M/T : Removal and Installation (LH)

NOTE:

When removing components such as hoses, tubes, lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Drain the M/T fluid. Refer to TM-19, "Draining".
  3. Remove the brake caliper torque member bolts, leaving the brake hose attached. Position the brake caliper aside with wire. Refer to BR-41, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation".

CAUTION:

Do not depress the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed.

  1. Put alignment marks (A) on the disc brake rotor and on the wheel hub and bearing. Remove the disc brake rotor.

CAUTION:

Do not drop the disc brake rotor.


  1. Remove the wheel sensor bolt. Position the wheel sensor and the wheel sensor harness aside. Refer to BRC-106, "FRONT WHEEL SENSOR : Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the cotter pin from the drive shaft.
  3. Remove the nut retainer from the wheel hub lock nut.
  4. Hold the wheel hub and bearing using Tool (A). Loosen the wheel hub lock nut.

Tool number (A): KV40104000 ( — )


  1. Using a piece of wood and a suitable tool, tap on the wheel hub lock nut to disengage the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.

CAUTION:

NOTE:


NOTE:

Use a suitable puller if the drive shaft cannot be separated from the wheel hub and bearing even after performing the above procedure.

  1. Remove the wheel hub lock nut.
  2. Remove the nut and bolt from the lower ball joint. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the transverse link.
  3. Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.
  4. Insert the Tool (A) between the shaft and the transaxle. Install a suitable tool (B) to the Tool (A). Remove the drive shaft from the transaxle.

CAUTION:

Confirm that the circular clip is attached to the drive shaft.

Tool number (A): KV40107500 ( – )


  1. Remove the differential side oil seal. Refer to TM-20, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Inspect the components. Refer to FAX-24, "6M/T : Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

TRANSAXLE SIDE

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the differential side oil seal.

CAUTION:

Check that circular clip is completely engaged.

Tool number (A): KV38107900 ( – )


WHEEL HUB SIDE

CAUTION:

Do not apply lubricating oil to these mating surfaces.

CAUTION:

Apply lubricant to cover the entire flat mating surface of the joint sub-assembly.

NOTE:

Always check with the Parts Department for the latest parts information.

Amount of lubricant : Refer to FAX-49, "Drive Shaft"


CAUTION:

Tool number : KV40104000 ( — )

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the cotter pin.


6M/T : Exploded View (RH)


6M/T : Exploded View (RH)

1-6. Tightening order


1-6. Tightening order

  1. Support bearing bracket
  2. Support bearing bracket plate
  3. Front drive shaft
  4. Cotter pin
  5. Nut retainer

6M/T : Removal and Installation (RH)

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Drain the M/T fluid. Refer to TM-19, "Draining".
  3. Remove the brake caliper torque member bolts, leaving the brake hose attached. Position the brake caliper aside with wire. Refer to BR-41, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation".

CAUTION:

Do not depress the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed.

  1. Put alignment marks (A) on the disc brake rotor and on the wheel hub and bearing. Remove the disc brake rotor.

CAUTION:

Do not drop the disc brake rotor.


  1. Remove the wheel sensor bolt. Position the wheel sensor and the wheel sensor harness aside. Refer to BRC-106, "FRONT WHEEL SENSOR : Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the cotter pin from the drive shaft.
  3. Remove the nut retainer from the wheel hub lock nut.
  4. Hold the wheel hub and bearing using Tool (A). Loosen the wheel hub lock nut.

Tool number (A): KV40104000 ( — )


  1. Using a piece of wood and a suitable tool, tap on the wheel hub lock nut to disengage the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.

CAUTION:

NOTE:

Use a suitable puller if the drive shaft cannot be separated from the wheel hub and bearing even after performing the above procedure.


  1. Remove the wheel hub lock nut.
  2. Remove the bolts and the support bearing bracket plate.
  3. Remove the nut and bolt from the lower ball joint. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the transverse link.
  4. Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.
  5. Remove the drive shaft from the transaxle.
  6. Remove the differential side oil seal. Refer to TM-20, "Removal and Installation".
  7. If necessary, remove the support bearing bracket bolts and the support bearing bracket.
  8. Inspect the components. Refer to FAX-24, "6M/T : Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

TRANSAXLE SIDE

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the support bearing bracket plate.


Tool number (A): KV38107900 ( – )


WHEEL HUB SIDE

CAUTION:

Do not apply lubricating oil to these mating surfaces.

CAUTION:

Apply lubricant to cover the entire flat mating surface of the joint sub-assembly.

NOTE:

Always check with the Parts Department for the latest parts information.

Amount of lubricant : Refer to FAX-49, "Drive Shaft"


CAUTION:

Tool number : KV40104000 ( — )

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the cotter pin.



6M/T : Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Check the following items and replace the part if necessary.

INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY

Check the following items and replace the part if necessary.

Shaft

Check the shaft for runout, cracks, or other damage. Replace the shaft if necessary.

Dynamic Damper

Check the dynamic damper for cracks or wear.

Joint Sub-Assembly

Check the following:

Replace the joint sub-assembly if there are any non-standard conditions of components.

Housing and spider assembly

Replace the housing and spider assembly if there is scratching or wear of the housing roller contact surface or the spider roller contact surface.

NOTE:

Replace the housing and spider assembly as a set.

Support Bearing (RH)

Verify the support bearing rolls freely and is free from noise, cracks, pitting or wear. Replace the support bearing if there are any non-standard conditions.

Support Bearing Bracket (RH)

Check the support bearing bracket for cracks or damage. Replace the support bearing bracket if there are any non-standard conditions.

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

  1. Check the wheel sensor harness to be sure the connectors are fully seated.
  2. Check the wheel alignment. Refer to FSU-6, "Inspection".

EXCEPT 6M/T

EXCEPT 6M/T : Exploded View


  1. Front drive shaft
  2. Nut retainer
  3. Cotter pin
  1. Molykote M77

Front


1-2 Tightening order


1-2 Tightening order

  1. Front drive shaft
  2. Heat shield
  3. Cotter pin
  4. Nut retainer

EXCEPT 6M/T : Removal and Installation Front


EXCEPT 6M/T : Removal and Installation

NOTE:

When removing components such as hoses, tubes, lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Remove the brake caliper torque member bolts, leaving the brake hose attached. Position the brake caliper aside with wire. Refer to BR-41, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation".

CAUTION:

Do not depress the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed.

  1. Put alignment marks (A) on the disc brake rotor and on the wheel hub and bearing. Remove the disc brake rotor.

CAUTION:

Do not drop the disc brake rotor.


  1. Remove the wheel sensor bolt. Position the wheel sensor and the wheel sensor harness aside. Refer to BRC-106, "FRONT WHEEL SENSOR : Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the cotter pin from the drive shaft.
  3. Remove the nut retainer from the wheel hub lock nut.
  4. Hold the wheel hub and bearing using Tool (A). Loosen the wheel hub lock nut.

Tool number (A): KV40104000 ( — )


  1. Using a piece of wood and a suitable tool, tap on the wheel hub lock nut to disengage the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.

CAUTION:

NOTE:

Use a suitable puller if the drive shaft cannot be separated from the wheel hub and bearing even after performing the above procedure.


  1. Remove the wheel hub lock nut.
  2. Remove the nut and bolt from the lower ball joint. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the transverse link.
  3. Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing.
  4. For the (RH) drive shaft, remove the bolts and the heat shield.
  5. Insert the Tool (A) between the shaft and the transaxle. Install a suitable tool (B) to the Tool (A). Remove the drive shaft from the transaxle.

CAUTION:

Confirm that the circular clip is attached to the drive shaft.

Tool number (A): KV40107500 ( – )


  1. Remove the differential side oil seal. Refer to TM-271, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Inspect the components. Refer to FAX-24, "6M/T : Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Transaxle Side

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the differential side oil seal.

CAUTION:

Check that circular clip is completely engaged.

Tool number (A): KV38107900 ( – )


Wheel Hub Side

CAUTION:

Do not apply lubricating oil to these mating surfaces.

CAUTION:

Apply lubricant to cover the entire flat mating surface of the joint sub-assembly.

NOTE:

Always check with the Parts Department for the latest parts information.

Amount of lubricant : Refer to FAX-49, "Drive Shaft"


CAUTION:

Tool number : KV40104000 ( — )

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the cotter pin.



EXCEPT 6M/T : Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Check the following items and replace the part if necessary.

INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY

Check the following items and replace the part if necessary.

Shaft

Check the shaft for runout, cracks, or other damage. Replace the shaft if necessary

Dynamic Damper

Check the dynamic damper for cracks or wear.

Joint Sub-Assembly

Check the following:

Replace the joint sub-assembly if there are any non-standard conditions of components.

Housing and spider assembly

Replace the housing and spider assembly if there is scratching or wear of the housing roller contact surface or the spider roller contact surface.

NOTE:

Replace the housing and spider assembly as a set.

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

  1. Check the wheel sensor harness to be sure the connectors are fully seated.
  2. Check the wheel alignment. Refer to FSU-6, "Inspection".
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