Dodge Journey: Removal, Installation

REMOVAL

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 54: Removing /Installing Propeller Shaft

CAUTION: Propeller shaft removal is a two-man operation. Never allow propeller shaft to hang from the center bearing, or while only connected to power transfer unit (PTU) or rear driveline module flanges. A helper is required. If a propshaft section is hung unsupported, damage may occur to the joint, boot, and/or center bearing from over-angulation. This may result in driveline vibrations.

NOTE: Rubber coupler is part of the propeller shaft assembly. Removing coupler from propeller shaft will result in vibration/balance issues.

1. Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).

2. Raise vehicle on hoist.

3. Apply alignment index marks (4) on the rear axle flange (5) and rubber coupler (1).

4. Remove three rear propeller shaft rubber coupler to rear axle input flange retaining bolts (3).

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 55: Center Bracket/Heat Shield

5. Remove the bolts (3) from the center support heat shield (2).

6. Remove the heat shield (2).

7. Remove the center support mounting bolts (1).

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 56: Removing / Installing Propeller Shaft

8. Remove the bolts (2) at the PTU 9. Remove the propeller shaft (3).

INSTALLATION

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 57: Removing / Installing Propeller Shaft

CAUTION: Propeller shaft installation. Never allow propeller shaft to hang while connected to Power Transfer Unit (PTU), rear driveline module flanges or center bearings. If propeller shaft section is hung unsupported, damage may occur to joint, boot and/or center bearing from over-angulation. This may result in vibration/balance issues. A helper may be needed.

1. Make sure transaxle is in Neutral (N) position.

2. Raise vehicle on hoist.

3. Obtain a helper if needed and lift propeller shaft assembly into position. Install propeller shaft to PTU with mounting bolts and tighten to 30 N.m (22 ft. lbs.).

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 58: Removing /Installing Propeller Shaft

4. Align marks (4) on propeller shaft rubber coupler (1) to rear axle input flange (5).

5. Install three rear propeller shaft to rear axle retaining bolts (3) and tighten to 58 N.m (43 ft. lbs.).

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 59: Center Bracket/Heat Shield

6. Raise the center support into position and install mounting bolts (1), tighten bolts to 41 N.m (30 lbs.ft.).

7. Install heat shield (2) and retaining nuts tighten to 21 N.m (15 ft. lbs.).

8. Lower vehicle.

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