Dodge Journey: Removal

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 35: Removing/Installing Halfshaft Nut

NOTE: Rear suspension and drivetrain design require this procedure to be performed on a "drive-on" hoist, as the front and rear suspension needs to be compressed to ride height to facilitate rear halfshaft removal.

1. Place vehicle on drive-on hoist in Park.

2. Remove rear wheel center cap.

3. Remove hub nut.

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 36: Support Module With Jack


4. Raise vehicle on hoist.

5. Remove exhaust system center hanger (at propeller shaft bearing/support).

6. Disconnect exhaust system at rear-most hanger and lower.

7. Lower exhaust system at least 254 mm (10 in.). Support system with suitable wire or rope.

8. Support driveline module (1) with transmission jack (or equivalent) (2).

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 37: Seal Protector


NOTE: Never grasp the halfshaft assembly by the inner or outer boots doing so may damage to the boot.

9. Using suitable screwdriver, partially dislodge halfshaft (side being removed) from differential. Install Seal Protector 9099 (2) to protect seal upon disassembly.

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 38: Module Mounting Bolts

  1. - BOLT (2)

10. Remove two rear driveline module-to-crossmember bolts .

Differential and Driveline
Fig. 39: Module Mounting Bolt

  1. - BOLT

11. Remove the remaining driveline module-to-crossmember bolt (1) .

12. Lower driveline module assembly just enough to facilitate removal of shaft from differential. Make sure Seal Protector 9099 engages seal.

13. Remove halfshaft from hub/bearing assembly.

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