We remove and repair wheel drives in case of damage or to replace the hinges and their covers

We also remove the drives if it is necessary to gain access to other units.

To complete the task, you will need a wrench and socket for 18, socket heads for 13, 30, a wrench for wheel bolts, a mounting blade, a hammer bar.

Removing the front wheel drives of a 4x4 car

We prepare the car and install it on a lift or a viewing ditch.

We unscrew the wheel bolts from the side to be executed and remove the wheel.

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Using the hammer handle, push out the decorative plug of the wheel disc

Removing the decorative plug

We put the wheel in place and fasten it with two opposite bolts.

We lower the car on its wheels and turn on the parking brake.

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With a head of 30 we loosen the wheel bearing fastening nut, while the assistant must press the brake pedal.

After that, we hang out and remove the wheel.

By inserting a screwdriver into the hole in the brake disc and resting it on the brake shoe guide, we finally unscrew the wheel bearing retaining nut.

The nut will need to be replaced after repair. Usually a nut is sold with a CV joint.

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If the nut is missing, you can temporarily use the old nut, but before installing it, squeeze the tabs of the nut flange in a vise.

Remove the wheel and place the front of the car on the stand.

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We take out the rubber couplings of the speed sensor and brake hose wires from the bracket

Disconnect the stabilizer post from the shock mount bracket

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We unscrew the nuts of the bolts securing the front suspension arm to the subframe and take out the bolts

It is possible (instead of detaching the lever from the subframe) to disconnect the ball joint pin from the steering knuckle

We move the steering knuckle with shock absorber to the side and remove the splined shank of the outer hinge housing from the wheel hub.

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In this case, it is necessary to keep the wheel drive shaft from axial movement so that the three-studded ball does not come out of the inner hinge housing.

Leaning the assembly blade on the gearbox housing,

push the housing of the inner hinge out of the gearbox

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Remove the left front wheel drive

In the connection of the splines of the hub part of the housing of the internal drive of the right wheel and the through-shaft of the transfer case, there is no retaining ring, while the spline connection has a tight fit.

When removing the right wheel drive, we rest the mounting blade on the tube put on the bolt head, and, applying the necessary force, we move the inner hinge housing from the splines of the transfer case drive shaft.

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Remove the right wheel drive.

We install the drives in the reverse order. When installing the drive of the right front wheel, the splines of the through shaft of the transfer case should be lubricated with grease.

The O-ring fitted to the transfer case through shaft should be replaced if damaged.

Removing the drives of the front wheels of the car 4x2

The operations for removing the left wheel drive are the same as on a 4x4 vehicle.

The basic operations for removing the right wheel drive are the same as on a 4x4 vehicle.

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The difference is that before removing the right wheel drive, we unscrew the bolt securing the intermediate support cover and turn it on the axle, freeing the bearing.

Install the front wheel drives in the reverse order.

Removing the outer hinge and replacing the cover

Remove the front wheel drive as described above. We clean the hinge housing and cover from dirt and place the drive on the workbench.

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Having placed the blade of a flat screwdriver at the junction of the lock of the large clamp, we strike with a hammer on the handle of the screwdriver

Opening the clamp lock, remove the clamp

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Having placed the blade of a flat screwdriver at the junction of the small clamp lock, we strike with a hammer on the screwdriver handle

Remove the clamp

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Remove the cover from the outer hinge body and slide the cover along the shaft towards the inner hinge

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We clamp the shaft in a vice and with a soft metal drift knock the outer hinge off the drive shaft splines, striking the end of the holder

Remove the outer hinge from the shaft

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Remove the rubber cover from the shaft

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Use a screwdriver to pry on the retaining ring

We take out the retaining ring from the groove on the shaft

If the hinge is removed only to replace the cover (when it is known that it has recently been damaged and the CV joint has retained its functionality), then, without disassembling the hinge, we remove the old grease from the hinge and rinse it in kerosene.

We blow out the hinge with compressed air.

We inspect the balls, separator, cage and the inner cavity of the body.

Seizures, dents, cracks, traces of corrosion on the hinge elements are not allowed - such a hinge is replaceable.

We clean the shaft of old grease and apply a thin layer of new grease to it.

We put a new hinge cover on the shaft.

We install a new retaining ring in the shaft groove.

We put in and evenly distribute the required amount of new grease in the cavities of the hinge body and its cover.

We put the hinge on the shaft and, striking with a hammer through a soft metal spacer on the spline shank of the hinge, press the hinge onto the shaft.

We check the fixation of the hinge holder with a retaining ring.

We check the mobility of the hinge - it should move without jamming. We pull the cover over the hinge body so that the belts of the cover under the clamps are located in the corresponding places of the shaft and the hinge body.

We fix the hinge cover with new clamps.

The design of factory clamps during the installation of SHRUS does not allow them to be installed in a non-specialized car service, since this requires special equipment.

In this case, for example, you can use the universal tape clamps for fastening the SHRUS covers, which are available on the market.

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We install the clamp into the groove of the cover, pull out the tape with pliers, squeezing the clamp.

Pulling the clamp tightly, bend the elongated end in the opposite direction.

We check the tightening of the clamp and install the front wheel drive in the reverse order.

Removing the inner hinge and replacing the cover

We replace the cover of the inner hinge of the front wheel drive if the cover is damaged.

The inner joints of the left and right wheel drives differ only in the housing.

All major work is shown on the inner drive joint of the left wheel.

Remove the front wheel drive as described above.

We clean the hinge housing and cover from dirt and place the drive on the workbench.

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We place the blade of the screwdriver at the junction of the lock of the large clamp, strike with a hammer on the handle of the screwdriver

Opening the clamp lock, remove the clamp

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Use a screwdriver to open the small clamp lock

Removing the small clamp

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Pull the cover off the inner hinge body and remove the hinge body

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Using two screwdrivers, open the retaining ring

We take out the retaining ring from the groove on the shaft

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We clamp the drive shaft in a vice.

Using a soft metal drift, knock the three-studded off the shaft splines

Remove the three-studded shaft

When assembling the hinge, the three-ball bearing must be installed on the shaft so that the groove on the three-ball bearing (shown by the arrow) is directed towards the boot.

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Remove the cover from the shaft

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Use a screwdriver to pry on the retaining ring installed on the shank of the left wheel drive hinge housing

Take it off

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We take out the spring from the body together with the thrust washer

If the spring is broken or has lost its elasticity, replace it with a new one.

We remove the old grease from the hinge housing and rinse it in kerosene.

We wipe the hinge with a rag and blow it with compressed air.

We inspect the bearings of the three-bearing and the inner cavity of the hinge housing.

Seizures, dents, cracks, traces of corrosion on the hinge elements are not allowed - such a hinge is replaceable.

Before installing a new hinge cover, apply a small amount of grease to the end of the shaft.

Putting the cover on the shaft, place its belt under the small clamp in the shaft groove.

We put in half of the recommended volume of the required lubricant and evenly distribute it in the cavities of the hinge body, the other half in the cavity of the cover.

We install a new retaining ring in the groove of the shank of the left wheel drive hinge housing.

We put the hinge body on the three-studded and pull the cover onto the hinge body, placing the cover belt under the large clamp in the housing locating groove. We fasten the hinge cover with new clamps.

Install the front wheel drive in reverse order.