The anthers of the drive joints are changed if the joint is damaged or replaced.

We are preparing the car for repair. We do the work on the lift or on the observation pit.

Replacing the anther of the inner hinge of the right wheel drive

We remove the drive (see the article - How to remove the Nissan Almera wheel drive).

We clamp the drive shaft in a vise with soft sponges.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

We saw through the large collar of the anther.

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Remove the dust cover from the hinge housing and remove the hinge housing.

Using forceps, remove the locking ring.

Using the core, we mark the position of the inner housing of the hinge relative to the shaft (if we replace only the anther).

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Using a hammer and a hammer, we knock the inner housing off the shaft.

We bite the small clamp with wire cutters and remove the anther from the hinge.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

We remove the spring together with the thrust washer.

We wash and purge all the insides of the hinge.

We inspect and defect the parts.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

We collect them in reverse order.

Through the mandrel, we press the three-stud into the position that was marked before removal.

Before putting on the duster, apply a thin layer of lubricant.

We fill 124 cm3 of lubricant into the joint cavity.

Replacement of the dust cover and bearing of the inner hinge of the left wheel drive

We clamp the drive shaft in a vise.

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Removing the locking ring

We mark the position relative to the shaft and knock the three-stud off the shaft

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

Removing the inner part of the hinge

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Bite the clamp with wire cutters

Remove the duster. We remove the holder from it

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We install the drive shaft in the vise so that the bearing rests against the jaws of the vise, and compress the bearing.

We remove the bearing and dust cover from the shaft.

We press the bearing on the press.

For proper positioning on the shaft, the bearing must be pressed onto it so that the distance between the ends of the bearing and the shaft is 118 ± 0.2 mm.

This requires a mandrel, which can be made from a piece of pipe with an outer diameter of 30 mm, an inner diameter of 26 mm, a length of 118 ± 0.2 mm.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

We put the mandrel on the shaft and press the bearing until the end of the mandrel is flush with the end of the shaft.

After that, we put on a new duster and attach it to the outer ring of the bearing.

We press the three-stud, put on the locking ring.

Replacing the anther of the outer hinge of the wheel drive

Removing the front wheel drive (article - How to remove the Nissan Almera wheel drive)

We clean the hinge from dirt and clamp the drive shaft in a vise

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

Opening the yoke lock, remove the yoke

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

Opening the yoke lock, remove the yoke

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

The outer hinge clip is fixed on the shaft by a locking ring.

To remove the outer hinge by knocking out the soft metal, knock down the outer hinge from the slots of the drive shaft, striking the end of the cage and at the same time moving the knockout along the circumference of the cage.

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Removing the outer hinge from the shaft

Removing the dirt cover from the shaft

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We pry the locking ring with a screwdriver

Remove the locking ring from the groove on the shaft

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

We blow the hinge with compressed air. We inspect the balls, the separator, the cage and the inner cavity of the case.

Bullying, dents, cracks, traces of corrosion on the hinge elements are not allowed — we replace such a hinge.

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

We put a new hinge cover on the shaft. We install a new locking ring in the shaft groove.

We invest and evenly distribute the required amount of new lubricant in the cavities of the hinge housing and its cover.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

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

We check the fixation of the hinge clip with a locking ring.

We check the mobility of the hinge — it should move without jamming.

We pull the cover on the hinge body so that the belts of the cover under the clamps are located in the appropriate places of the shaft and the hinge body.

We fasten the hinge cover with new clamps and.

The design of the factory clamps during the installation of the joint does not allow them to be installed in a garage, since this requires special equipment.

In this case, for example, you can use universal clamps with locks for fastening the covers of the joints, available on sale.

How to replace the covers of the drive shafts of Nissan Almera wheels

Having installed the yoke in the groove of the cover, and having fastened the lock with tongs with blunted edges, we squeeze the yoke lock.

We check the reliability of the fastening of the clamp, trying to move it by the lock along the groove of the cover.

When properly tightened, the clamp should not move.

We install the front wheel drive in reverse order.