Mechanics

CV AXELS

2003 Dodge Durango

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2003 Dodge Durango V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 89000 miles

How hard is it to replace a cv when it's binding and knocking? Is it 1 half shaft for the front and one for the back or 2 each?
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BrittS
October 24, 2008.




I hope this will help

1.Remove or disconnect the following:
Skid plate, if equipped
Front wheel
Split pin
Nut lock
Spring washer
Hub nut
Brake caliper and rotor
Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
Wheel bearing and hub assembly
2.Pry the inner tripod joint out of the differential and remove the axle halfshaft.
To install:

1.Install the axle halfshaft so that the snapring is felt to seat in the joint housing groove.
2.Install or connect the following:
Wheel bearing and hub assembly
Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
Brake caliper and rotor
Hub nut. Tighten the nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
Spring washer
Nut lock
Split pin
Front wheel
Skid plate, if equipped


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To separate the halfshaft from the hub, remove the cotter pin, nut lock and spring washer from the axle shaftSeal

1.Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this manual.
2.Remove or disconnect the following:
Front axle shafts
Differential cover
Differential and ring gear assembly
Axle seals
To install:

1.Press the axle seals into the differential housing with Turnbuckle 6797 and Disc set 8110.
2.Install or connect the following:
Differential and ring gear assembly. Tighten the bearing cap bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
Differential cover. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
Front axle shafts
3.Fill the axle assembly with gear oil and check for leaks

2.Remove or disconnect the following:
Axle halfshaft from the vehicle
Inner tripod joint boot clamps
Tripod joint housing
Snapring
Circlip
Tripod joint
To install:

NOTE
Use new snaprings, clips, and boot clamps for assembly.1.Install or connect the following:
Tripod joint
Circlip
Snapring
Tripod joint housing
2.Fill the tripod joint housing and boot with grease and tighten the boot clamps.
3.Install the axle halfshaft.


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Boot clamp location
Removing the snapring


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CV joint housing


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Tripod joint


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Housing bushing


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Inner CV joint boo

Jnovack
Oct 24, 2008.


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