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Important: Be sure that the wheel speed sensor wiring harness is repositioned away from the ball joint after disconnecting the electrical connector from the sensor.
Important: Be sure to bottom out the threads as much as possible while assembling the J 2619-01 the J 33008-A and the J 29794 .
Important: This vehicle is equipped with 2 different style wheel drive shaft nuts. The first design wheel drive shaft nut is a Pac style nut that is painted black in color. The second design is a Solid style wheel drive shaft nut that is gray in color. Both have very different torque values.
Tighten Tighten the first design wheel drive shaft nut (Black) to 385 N·m (284 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the second design wheel drive shaft nut (Gray) to 235 N·m (173 lb ft).
Important: Do not cut through the halfshaft inboard seal and damage sealing surface of the outer housing and the trilobal tripot bushing.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Crimp the seal retaining clamp (1) using J 35910 to 136 N·m (100 lb ft).
Important: The halfshaft inboard seal (2) must not be dimpled, stretched out or out of shape in any way. If the halfshaft inboard seal (2) is not shaped correctly, carefully insert a thin flat blunt tool (no sharp edges) between the large seal opening and the trilobal tripot bushing to equalize the pressure. Shape the halfshaft inboard seal properly by hand. Remove the tool.
Important: Align the following items while latching:
Align the CV joint cage windows (3) with the lands of the CV joint outer race (2).
Tighten Tighten the seal retaining clamp to 136 N·m (100 lb ft).
Important: Ensure that the retaining ring side of the inner race faces the halfshaft bar.
Important: Ensure that the seal (1) is not dimpled, stretched, or out of shape. If the seal is not shaped correctly, equalize the pressure in the seal and shape the seal properly by hand.
Tighten Tighten the seal retaining clamp to 176 N·m (130 lb ft).