1. Propeller Shaft
A: ON-CAR SERVICE
1) Joints and connections
Check for any looseness of yoke flange connect-
ing bolts and center bearing retaining bolts.
2) Splines and bearing locations
Turn propeller shaft by hand to see if abnormal free
play exists at splines. Also move yokes to see if
abnormal free play exists at spiders and bearings.
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3) Runout of propeller shaft
Turn rear wheels by hand to check for ?runout? of
propeller shaft.
NOTE:
Measure runout with a dial gauge at the center of
front and rear propeller shaft tubes.
Runout:
Limit 0.6 mm (0.024 in)
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(A) Propeller shaft
(B) Dial gauge
4) Center bearing free play
While holding propeller shaft near center bearing
with your hand, move it up and down, and left and
right to check for any abnormal bearing free play.
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B: REMOVAL
NOTE:
Before removing propeller shaft, wrap metal
parts with a cloth or rubber material.
In case of DOJ type, before removing propeller
shaft, wrap metal parts (installed at the rubber boot
of center DOJ) with a cloth or rubber material, as
shown in the figure. Rubber boot may be damaged
due to interference with adjacent metal parts while
bending the DOJ during removal.
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1) Disconnect ground terminal from battery.
2) Move select lever or gear shift lever to ?N?.
3) Release the parking brake.
4) Jack-up vehicle and support it with sturdy
racks.
5) Remove front exhaust cover.
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3-4 [W1A0] SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Propeller Shaft