Dodge Journey: Installation

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Fig. 28: Sealing Boot Installation on Interconnecting Shaft

  1. - SEALING BOOT
  2. - RAISED BEAD IN THIS AREA OF SEALING BOOT
  3. - GROOVE
  4. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT

1. Slide new sealing boot clamp (2) onto interconnecting shaft (4). Slide the outer CV joint assembly sealing boot (1) onto the interconnecting shaft (4). Seal boot MUST be positioned on interconnecting shaft so the raised bead on the inside of the seal boot is in groove on interconnecting shaft.

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Fig. 29: Outer C/V Joint On Interconnecting Shaft

  1. - SOFT FACED HAMMER
  2. - STUB AXLE
  3. - OUTER C/V JOINT
  4. - HUB NUT

NOTE: Always use a new circlip.

2. Align splines on interconnecting shaft with splines on cross of outer CV joint assembly and start outer CV joint onto interconnecting shaft.

3. Install outer CV joint assembly onto interconnecting shaft by using a soft-faced hammer (1) and tapping end of stub axle (2) (with hub nut (4) installed) until outer CV joint (3) is fully seated on interconnecting shaft.

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Fig. 30: Outer CV Joint Correctly Installed on Interconnecting Shaft

  1. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT
  2. - CROSS
  3. - OUTER C/V JOINT ASSEMBLY

4. Outer CV joint assembly must be installed on interconnecting shaft until cross (2) of outer CV joint assembly (3) is seated against circlip on interconnecting shaft (1).

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Fig. 31: Crimping Tool Installed on Sealing Boot Clamp

  1. - CRIMPING TOOL C-4975A
  2. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT
  3. - CLAMP
  4. - SEALING BOOT

5. Distribute 1/2 the amount of grease provided in seal boot service package (DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF GREASE) into outer CV joint assembly housing. Put the remaining amount into the sealing boot (4) .

6. Install outer CV joint sealing boot to interconnecting shaft clamp evenly on sealing boot.

7. Clamp sealing boot onto interconnecting shaft (2) using crimper, Crimping Tool C-4975A and the following procedure. Place Crimping Tool C-4975A (1) over bridge of clamp (3).

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Fig. 32: Sealing Boot Retaining Clamp Installed

  1. - CLAMP
  2. - JAWS OF CRIMPING TOOL C-4975A MUST BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TOGETHER HERE
  3. - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT
  4. - SEALING BOOT

8. Tighten nut on Crimping Tool C-4975A until jaws on tool (2) are closed completely together, face to face.

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Fig. 33: Crimping Tool Installed on Sealing Boot Clamp

  1. - CLAMP
  2. - TRIPOD JOINT HOUSING
  3. - CRIMPING TOOL C-4975A
  4. - SEALING BOOT

CAUTION: Seal must not be dimpled, stretched, or out-of-shape in any way. If seal is NOT shaped correctly, equalize pressure in seal and shape it by hand.

9. Position outer CV joint sealing boot (4) into its retaining groove on outer CV joint housing. Install sealing boot to outer CV joint retaining clamp (1) evenly on sealing boot.

10. Clamp sealing boot onto outer CV joint housing using Crimping Tool C-4975A (3) and the following procedure. Place Crimping Tool C-4975A over bridge of clamp (1).

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Fig. 34: Sealing Boot Retaining Clamp Installed

  1. - CLAMP
  2. - TRIPOD HOUSING
  3. - CRIMPING TOOL C-4975A
  4. - JAWS OF CRIMPING TOOL C-4975A MUST BE CLOSED COMPLETELY TOGETHER HERE
  5. - SEALING BOOT

11. Tighten nut on Crimping Tool C-4975A until jaws on tool are closed completely together (4) , face to face.

12. Install the halfshaft requiring boot replacement back on the vehicle. See Installation

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    Fig. 25: Outer C/V Joint Seal Boot Clamps - SMALL CLAMP - SEALING BOOT - OUTER CV JOINT HOUSING - LARGE CLAMP - INTERCONNECTING SHAFT 1. Remove halfshaft assembly requiring boot repla ...

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