Acura TSX / Honda Accord CL. Instruction — page 300

FRONT AXLE SHAFTS

Disassembly (Inboard Joint)

1. Remove the set ring from the inboard joint. See Fig. 8 .

2. Remove the boot bands. Be careful not to damage the boot and dynamic damper. See Fig. 16 .

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If the boot band is a welded type (A), cut the boot band (B).

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If the boot band is a double loop type (C), lift up the band bend (D), and push it into the clip (E).

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If the boot band is a low profile type (F), pinch the boot band using appropriate boot band pincers
(G).

3. Make a mark (A) on each roller (B) and inboard joint (C) to identify the locations of rollers and grooves

in the inboard joint. Then remove the inboard joint on the shop towel (D). Be careful not to drop the
rollers when separating them from the inboard joint. See Fig. 17 .

4. Make a mark (A) on the rollers (B) and spider (C) to identify the locations of rollers on the spider, then

remove the rollers. See Fig. 18 .

5. Remove the circlip (D).

6. Mark the spider (C) and axle shaft (E) to identify the position of the spider on the shaft.

7. Remove the spider (C).

8. Wrap the splines on the axle shaft with vinyl tape (A) to prevent damage to the boot. See Fig. 19 .

9. Remove the inboard boot. Be careful not to damage the boot.

10. Remove the vinyl tape.

2004 Acura TSX

2004 DRIVE AXLES Axle Shafts — Front — TSX

Fig. 16: Removing Locking Tab/Double Loop Type Boot Bands
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2004 Acura TSX

2004 DRIVE AXLES Axle Shafts — Front — TSX

Fig. 17: Marking Roller & Inboard Joint
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2004 Acura TSX

2004 DRIVE AXLES Axle Shafts — Front — TSX

Fig. 18: Marking Spider & Axle Shaft
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2004 Acura TSX

2004 DRIVE AXLES Axle Shafts — Front — TSX

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