Prowler V6-3.5L VIN G (1999)
8. Lightly tap bearing into position using flange (Fig. 19).
9. Tap on flange to position and seat outer bearing.
10. Remove flange.
11. Install new outer seal using Special Tool # C-4698-2.
12. Install flange, install the washer and a new nut on the shaft. Tighten flange nut using Special Tool # 6958 holder (Fig. 20). Use a deep 1 1/4 inch
13. Tighten the nut to 298 Nm (220 ft. lbs.) minimum. Do not over-tighten. Maximum torque is 380 Nm (280 ft. lbs.).
CAUTION: Never loosen shaft nut to decrease shaft bearing rotating torque and never exceed specified preload torque. If preload torque is
exceeded a new collapsible spacer must be installed. The torque sequence will have to be repeated.
NOTE: A new collapsible spacer will start to crush at around 265 ft. lbs. torque. If the spacer requires more than 280 ft. lbs. torque to crush, the
collapsible spacer is defective.
14. Using yoke holder 6958, a short length of 1 inch pipe, and a torque wrench set at 380 Nm (280 ft. lbs.), crush collapsible spacer until bearing end
play is taken up.
15. Slowly tighten the nut in 6.8 Nm (5 ft. lbs.) increments until the rotating torque is achieved. Measure the rotating torque frequently to avoid over
crushing the collapsible spacer.
16. Check rotating torque with an inch pound torque wrench. The torque necessary to rotate the shaft should be 0.56 Nm to 1.65 Nm (5 to 15 in. lbs.).