Front Drive Shaft Disassembly And Reassembly - Suzuki SX4 Service Manual

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9) Remove drive shaft assembly.
10) Remove center bearing support bolts (3) and remove
center bearing support (2) with center shaft (1) from
differential side gear, if equipped.
• Be careful not to damage oil seals and
boots when installing drive shaft.
• Do not hit joint boot with hammer.
Inserting joint only by hands is allowed.
• Make sure that differential side joint is
inserted fully and its snap ring is seated as
it was.
Install drive shaft assembly by reversing removal
procedure and noting the following points.
• Tighten each bolt and nut to the specified torque
referring to "Front Drive Shaft Assembly Components
Location: Front".
• Tighten brake hose mounting bolt to specified torque.
Tightening torque
Brake hose mounting bolt: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf-m,
18.0 lb-ft)
• Fill transaxle with oil as specified referring to "Manual
Transaxle Oil Change in Section 5B" or "A/T Fluid
Change in Section 5A" and "Transfer Oil Change in
Section 3C" (4WD model).
• Check toe setting referring to "Front Wheel Alignment
Inspection and Adjustment in Section 2B" and adjust
as required.

Front Drive Shaft Disassembly and Reassembly

For DOJ type
Disassembly of wheel side joint is not
allowed. If any noise or damage exists in it,
replace it as assembly.
1) Remove differential side (or center shaft side) boot
big band (1) as follows.
• For boot big band without joint [A]:
• For boot big band with joint [B]:
Drive Shaft / Axle: Front 3A-4
Remove boot big band by tapping boot and band
with plastic hammer. If it is hard to remove boot
big band, cut it using a nipper or an iron saw with
care not to damage joint housing.
Draw hooks of boot big band together and remove


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