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REAR AXLE

D DRIVELINE/AXLE
A

SECTION

REAR AXLE

RAX

CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS .......................................................... 2
Precautions .............................................................. 2
PREPARATION ........................................................... 3
Special Service Tool ................................................. 3
Commercial Service Tool ......................................... 4
NOISE, VIBRATION, AND HARSHNESS (NVH)
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................ 5
NVH Troubleshooting Chart ..................................... 5
WHEEL HUB (2WD) ................................................... 6
On-Vehicle Inspection .............................................. 6
REAR WHEEL BEARING ..................................... 6

Removal and Installation .......................................... 7


REMOVAL ............................................................. 7
INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL ......................... 8
INSTALLATION ..................................................... 8
Disassembly and Assembly ...................................... 8
DISASSEMBLY ..................................................... 8
INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY .................. 9
ASSEMBLY ........................................................... 9
SERVICE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS (SDS) ...... 11
Wheel Bearing ........................................................ 11

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PRECAUTIONS
PRECAUTIONS
Precautions

PFP:00001
EDS000F1

When installing rubber parts, final tightening must be carried out


under unladen condition* with tires on ground. Fuel, radiator
coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats
in designated positions.
Use flare nut wrench when removing and installing brake tubes.
After installing removed suspension parts, check wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
Always torque brake lines when installing.
SBR686C

RAX-2

PREPARATION
PREPARATION
Special Service Tool

PFP:00002

A
EDS000F2

Tool name
Tool number

Description

Drift
ST30613000
a: 72 mm dia.
b: 48 mm dia.

Installing axle housing oil seal

RAX
ZZA1000D

E
Removing and installing wheel
bearing lock nut

Rear shaft bearing lock nut wrench


KV40107400

F
ZZA1228D

G
Axle stand
KV40101000

Removing axle shaft

ZZA1093D

Sliding hammer
ST36230000

Removing axle shaft

ZZA0803D

Drift
ST1523S000
ST15231000
a: 44 mm dia.
b: 80 mm dia.
ST15243000

Installing ABS sensor rotor and axle


shaft

ZZA1106D

RAX-3

ZZA0881D

Axle shaft bearing puller


KV40106500

Removing ABS sensor rotor

Disassembling rear axle assembly

PREPARATION
Tool name
Tool number

Description

Drift bar
ST35325000

Installing axle housing oil seal

ZZA1140D

Drift
KV401053S0
KV40105310
a: 89.1 mm (3.508 in) dia.
b: 80.7 mm (3.177 in) dia.
KV40105320
KV40105330

Installing ABS sensor rotor

ZZA0808D

Commercial Service Tool

EDS000H2

Tool name

Description

1.Flare nut crowfoot


2.Torque wrench
a: 10 mm (0.39 in)

Removing and installing each brake


piping

S-NT360

RAX-4

NOISE, VIBRATION, AND HARSHNESS (NVH) TROUBLESHOOTING


NOISE, VIBRATION, AND HARSHNESS (NVH) TROUBLESHOOTING
NVH Troubleshooting Chart

PFP:00003

A
EDS000FO

Symptom
REAR
AXLE

Noise

Shake

Vibration

Shimmy

Judder

Poor quality ride or handling

: Applicable

RAX-5

C
NVH in PS section.

NVH in BR section.

Refer to DRIVE SHAFT in this chart.

ROAD WEEL

NVH in WT section.

TIRES

NVH in WT section.

REAR AXLE

RAX

STEERING

DRIVE SHAFT

BRAKES

Refer to REAR AXLE in this chart.

NVH in FAX and FSU sections.

NVH in PR section.

FRONT AXLE AND FRONT SUSPENSION

NVH in RFD section.

Shake

DIFFERENTIAL

PROPELLER SHAFT

Parts interference

Noise

Improper installation, looseness

Joint sliding resistance

DRIVE
SHAFT

Excessive joint angle

Possible cause and SUSPECTED PARTS

Imbalance

Refer to RAX-6

Reference page

Use the chart below to help you find the cause of the symptom. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.

WHEEL HUB (2WD)


WHEEL HUB (2WD)
On-Vehicle Inspection

PFP:43200
EDS000F3

Check rear axle for excessive play, crack, wear, and other damage.

Move rear wheels (right/left), and check for play.

SMA525A

REAR WHEEL BEARING


Lift vehicle, and check the following.

Move wheel hub in axial direction by hand, and check rear wheel bearing for looseness.
Axial end play

: 0.02 - 0.15 mm (0.0008 - 0.0059 in)

Adjusting shim thickness

Part No.
43086
43087
43088
43089
43090
43086
43086

0.05mm (0.0020 in)


0.07mm (0.028 in)
0.10mm (0.0039 in)
0.20mm (0.0079 in)
0.50mm (0.0197 in)
0.15mm (0.0059 in)
1.00mm (0.0394 in)

P0110
P1011
P0100
P0110
P0110
B9500
01G00

Check for unusual noise by rotating wheel. If noise is heard, replace wheel bearing.
If any malfunction is detected, replace wheel hub.

RAX-6

WHEEL HUB (2WD)


Removal and Installation

EDS000F4

RAX

J
SDIA0480E

Axle housing

Adjusting shim

Oil seal

Wheel bearing lock nut

Lock washer

Wheel bearing washer

Wheel bearing assembly

Bearing cage

Baffle plate

10 Grease seal

11 Bearing spacer

12 Axle shaft

REMOVAL
1.
2.

3.

4.
5.

Remove tires, and remove parking cables from back plate and operating lever.
Remove brake tube from wheel cylinder.
CAUTION:
While brake tube is removed, be sure to protect painted surface from brake fluid.
While brake tube is removed, do not depress brake pedal.
Remove axle mounting nuts, and remove axle shaft assembly
from axle housing.
If axle shaft assembly is difficult to remove by seizure, use a
sliding hammer (special service tool) and axle stand (special
service tool).
Remove O-ring from axle housing.
Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, remove oil seal.
CAUTION:
During removal, be careful not to scratch axle housing.

RAB0263D

RAX-7

WHEEL HUB (2WD)


INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL
Axle Shaft

Check shaft for cracks, bend, and uneven wear. If any, replace shaft.

Wheel Bearing

Check bearing for deformation, cracks, damage, or uneven wear. If any, replace wheel bearing assembly.

INSTALLATION
1.

2.

3.

4.
5.

Using a drift (special service tool) and drift bar (special service
tool), install oil seal to axle housing as shown in the figure.
CAUTION:
Do not reuse oil seal. Before installing, apply grease (Nissan MP Special Grease No. 2) to lip.
Install O-ring to axle housing.
CAUTION:
Do not reuse O-ring.
Set axle shaft assembly to axle housing, and tighten axle mounting nuts to specified torque.
CAUTION:
Do not reuse mounting nuts.
Install parking cable and brake tube.
Bleed air in brake system.

Disassembly and Assembly

RAB0302D

EDS000F5

DISASSEMBLY
1.

2.
3.
4.
5.

Secure axle shaft assembly in a vise.


CAUTION:
When using a vise, insert a copper panel or aluminum panel between shaft and the vise.
Temporarily tighten nut to rear axle stud bolt. Using a hammer, remove stud bolt from rear axle.
Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, widen lock washer tabs.
Using a rear shaft bearing lock nut wrench (special service tool),
loosen wheel bearing lock nut.
Remove lock washer and wheel bearing lock nut from axle shaft.

SDIA0390J

6.
7.
8.
9.

Using an axle shaft bearing puller (special service tool), remove


bearing cage from axle shaft.
Remove back plate from axle shaft.
Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, remove grease seal from bearing cage.
Using a chisel, remove bearing spacer from axle shaft.

RAB0244D

10. Using a drift (suitable tool), remove wheel bearing from bearing cage.

RAX-8

WHEEL HUB (2WD)


Suitable tool measure
A :82 mm (3.23 in)

B :75 mm (2.95 in)


C :54 mm (2.13 in)

D :91 mm (3.58 in)


E :125 mm (4.95 in)

C
SDIA0553E

RAX

INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY


Axle Shaft

Check shaft for cracks, bend, uneven wear, or dent. If any, replace shaft.

Wheel Bearing

Check bearing for deformation, cracks, or uneven wear. If any, replace wheel bearing assembly.
F

ASSEMBLY
1.

Using a drift (suitable tool), press wheel bearing into rear axle
bearing cage with a press.
CAUTION:
Apply grease to wheel bearing.
During press-in, do not press wheel bearing inner race.
Do not reuse wheel bearing.

Suitable tool measure


I

A :90 mm (3.54 in)


B :75 mm (3.95 in)

SDIA0554E

C :54 mm (2.13 in)


D :90 mm (3.54 in)

E :113 mm (4.45 in)


2.

Using a drift (suitable tool), press grease seal into axle bearing
cage with a press.
CAUTION:
Do not reuse grease seal. Apply grease to lip.

Suitable tool measure


A :94 mm (3.70 in)

B :85 mm (3.35 in)


C :91 mm (3.58 in)
D :125 mm (4.92 in)
3.

4.

SDIA0555E

Install bearing spacer to axle shaft.


CAUTION:
Do not reuse bearing spacer.
Install back plate to bearing cage.

RAX-9

WHEEL HUB (2WD)


5.

6.

Temporarily tighten stud bolt to bearing cage.


CAUTION:
Do not reuse stud bolt.
Using a drift (special service tool) or drift (suitable tool), press
wheel bearing into axle shaft.
CAUTION:
Before pressing-in, set a drift (suitable tool) to wheel bearing inner race.
Suitable tool measure
SDIA0556E

A :100 mm (3.94 in)


B :55 mm (2.17 in)
C :74 mm (2.91 in)
7.

8.

Secure axle in a vise.


CAUTION:
When using a vise, insert a copper panel or aluminum panel
between shaft and the vise.
Install lock washer. Using a rear shaft bearing lock nut wrench
(special service tool), tighten wheel bearing lock nut to specified
torque.
CAUTION:
Do not reuse lock washer.
SDIA0390J

9.

Rotate wheel hub 10 turns each in both directions at 10 rpm to


check for smooth movement. Hook a spring balance at bolt position, and measure rotational torque.
Rotational torque
(reference)
Spring balance
measurement
value

: 0.599 - 2.834 Nm
(0.07 - 0.28 kgm,6-25 inlb)
: 8.9 - 42 N (0.9 - 4.3 kg,2.0-9.5
lb)

10. Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, crimp lock washer tab securely.

RAX-10

SDIA0557E

SERVICE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS (SDS)


SERVICE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS (SDS)
Wheel Bearing
ABS specification

PFP:00030

A
EDS000F6

Without ABS

Rotation torque

0.599 - 2.834 Nm (0.07 - 0.28 kgm,6 - 25 inlb)

Measured value of spring scale

8.9 - 42 N (0.9 - 4.3 kg,2.0 - 9.5 lb)

Balance mounting position to hub

Bearing cage mounting hole position

Axial end play

0.02 - 0.15 mm (0.0008 - 0.0059 in)

RAX

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SERVICE DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS (SDS)

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