Dodge Journey: Removal

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Fig. 25: Outer C/V Joint Seal Boot Clamps

  1. - SMALL CLAMP
  2. - SEALING BOOT
  3. - OUTER CV JOINT HOUSING
  4. - LARGE CLAMP
  5. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT

1. Remove halfshaft assembly requiring boot replacement from vehicle.

2. Remove large boot clamp (4) retaining CV joint sealing boot to CV joint housing (3) and discard.

Remove small clamp (1) that retains outer CV joint sealing boot to interconnecting shaft (5) and discard.

Remove sealing boot (2) from outer CV joint housing and slide it down interconnecting shaft.

3. Wipe away grease to expose outer CV joint and interconnecting shaft.

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 26: Outer C/V Joint Removal from Interconnecting Shaft

  1. - SOFT HAMMER (TAP INNER RACE ONLY)
  2. - WEAR SLEEVE
  3. - CIRCLIP (OUTER END OF SHAFT)

4. Remove outer CV joint from interconnecting shaft using the following procedure: Support interconnecting shaft in a vise equipped with protective caps on jaws of vise to prevent damage to interconnecting shaft. Then, using a soft-faced hammer (1) , sharply hit the end of the CV joint housing to dislodge housing from internal circlip (3) on interconnecting shaft. Then slide outer CV joint off end of interconnecting shaft, joint may have to be tapped off shaft using a soft-faced hammer.

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 27: Circlip Removal from Interconnecting Shaft

  1. - SNAP RING PLIERS
  2. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT
  3. - CIRCLIP

NOTE: Always use a new circlip.

5. Remove large circlip (3) from the interconnecting shaft (2) before attempting to remove outer CV joint sealing boot.

6. Slide sealing boot off interconnecting shaft.

7. Thoroughly clean and inspect outer CV joint assembly and interconnecting joint for any signs of excessive wear. If any parts show signs of excessive wear, the halfshaft assembly will require replacement. Component parts of these halfshaft assemblies are not serviceable.

    Installation
    Fig. 28: Sealing Boot Installation on Interconnecting Shaft - SEALING BOOT - RAISED BEAD IN THIS AREA OF SEALING BOOT - GROOVE - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT 1. Slide new sealing boot clamp (2 ...

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