Question about Saturn Cars & Trucks
I am replacing the carrier bearing on a 2004 Saturn Vue V6 AWD. I removed the hog ring with no problems. There appears to be a soda cap on the end of the shaft, just above the hog ring. I assume this needs to be removed before the shaft can be pushed through the yoke. How do you remove the cap and is it reused for assembly. No one seems to address this cap. I have photos but can't figure out how to add them. Thanks! Doug
Can you post a picture of this "bottle cap".. I think you are just seeing the splines (they can kinda resemble the rough crimpings' that a bottle cap has...
There should be nothing on top / on the end of the Midship splined stub shaft... You remove the hog-ring, and press the yoke off/over the spline. the spline and end yoke have a "dead spot" - which makes you keep the driveshaft in-phase during reassembly.. the dead spot is 2 splines that have been joined together at the end.. the end yoke will have a spline removed to accommodate this...
PS - soak the end yoke and spline liberally with PB Blaster.. Walk away..the longer the better... Then attempt to remove.. Good Luck!
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