Propeller Shaft Removal and Installation
1) Hoist vehicle.
2) Drain transmission oil only when servicing propeller shaft No. 1.
3) Before removing propeller shaft (2), give match marks (1) on each joint flange (3) and propeller shaft (2) as shown.
4) Remove propeller shaft(s).
Install propeller shaft(s) reversing removal procedure noting following points:
When installing propeller shaft, align the match marks.
Otherwise, vibration may occur during driving.
Use the following specification to torque universal joint flange.
Tightening torque
Propeller shaft bolt (propeller shaft No.1, No.2 and No.3 rear differential side) ( a ): 50 N·m ( 5.0 kg-m, 36.5 lb-ft)
Propeller shaft bolt (propeller shaft No.3 transfer case side) ( b ): 33 N·m ( 3.3 kg-m, 24.0 lb-ft)
If transmission oil was drained for front propeller shaft removal, pour specified gear oil into transmission case to specified level.
Grease splines of propeller shaft No. 2 and No. 3.
“A” : Grease 99000–25030 ( SUZUKI Super Grease C )
Match marks (1) are provided on slip-on spline connections of propeller shaft No. 2 and No. 3. Inserting splined end into splined bore without regard to match marks can be a possible cause of noise or vibration of propeller shaft. Be sure to index marks.