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Re: removing the right intermediate axle shaft
I can only guess it is a 3.0l 4v well as far as the axle goes, the rh outer half shaft seperates at the splines on the intermediate shaft.
the intermediate shaft is the solid shaft from the trans to a bearing support bracket and ends after that. it is externally splined.
the rh axleshaft , inner cv joint, is internally splined.
to remove the rh axleshaft, remove the rh wheel and splash shield.
removed the lower balljoint pichbolt and seperate the lower balljoint front the steering knuckle. take the axle nut off and using a large brass drift or hardwood, drive the axle out of the bearing-hub assembly. DO NOT DAMAGE THE THREADS. also use some lubricant on the axle nut dissasembly. after the outer axle end is free, using the same brass drift or other, hit the inner cv joint and drive it off the intermediate shaft. inspect the splines closely because these fail and cause a no-drive condition.
then the mounint bolts for the support bearing and pull the intermedate shaft out, you will loose some fluid.
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remove the right front wheel. remove the axle nut. remove the ball joint bolt and nut. remove the ball joint from the knuckle. drive the axle out of the hub. remove the 2 carrier bearing nuts. pull the axle out. make sure you torque all bolts and nuts.
THE 3.0L ENGINE YOU NEED TO TURN OFF RADIO FIRST TO KEEP LOCKING IT OUT.REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE.REMOVE THE RIGHT SIDE INTERMEDIATE AXLE SHAFT. REMOVE RIGHT SPLASH SHIELD AND RETAINERS REMOVE DRIVE BELT THEN REMOVE THE ALTERNATOR.WHEN INSTALLING NEW ALTERNATOR TORQUE ALTERNATOR BOLTS TO 35 FT LBS.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cableRight side intermediate axle shaftRight side splash shield and retainersDrive beltAlternator electrical connectorsAlternator. Torque the mounting and adjusting bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48Nm).
Fig. Alternator mounting-3.0L engine
Install or connect the following:
Alternator. Torque the bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).Alternator electrical connectorsDrive beltNegative battery cable
use a pry bar and put it in between the trany and the axle and give it a pull,or use a hammer and a bar place bar against back side of axle and hit it with hammer to break free, theres a c clip on the end of the shaft that holds it in,
Loosen lugs, and spindle nut on axle. Jack up vehicle. Remove tire. Remove brake caliper, pads, bracket, and rotor, secure caliper away from work area. Pull abs sensor connector from tire well, disconnect connector. Remove abs wire from tire well and brake bracket. Remove tie rod from spindle assembly. Remove pinch bolt form lower ball joint. remove nuts from strut bolts. To remove the spindle: 1. Separate ball joint and pull strut bolts 2. pull bolts and pull off ball joint. the second way may not work SAFELY on some vehicles. The axle is removed by two nuts on the intermediate shaft bearing. Pull out axle. Remove alternator and bracket.
Here is the tricky part: the alternator comes out through the hole where the axle was. I found that jacking the front of the motor up helps and position the alternator pulley up, two bolt holes out, fight it from there, careful not to stick the studs from the axle bearing into the case. May take a LITTLE prying. Once you get it it will just drop
I am assuming this is an all wheel drive. That being the case you probably have an axle CV joint going out. If you hear noise when making a sharp left or right turn and accelerating that would more than likely be the problem. And, yes this is a serviceable part. Easy to replace if you have the proper tools to accomplish the task. Good luck.
yes, the left (driver) side pops off similar to the right side, however, it just pops off of the intermediate shaft instead of the transaxle. for some reason the first time i had tried it, it would not move. later when i tried it again it came off easily. go figure!