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Buick Encore: Repair instructions

TWO-PIECE PROPELLER SHAFT REPLACEMENT

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle .
  2. Remove the muffler assembly. Refer to Exhaust Muffler Replacement (LUV) , Exhaust Muffler Replacement (2HO) .
  3. Remove the catalytic converter front heat shield. Refer to Catalytic Converter Front Heat Shield Replacement .

Fig. 1: Center Bearing Bolts
Fig. 1: Center Bearing Bolts

  1. Remove the 2 center bearing bolts (1).

Fig. 2: Supporting Propeller Shaft
Fig. 2: Supporting Propeller Shaft

  1. Using a hydraulic jack (2), support the propeller shaft at the center bearing (1).

Fig. 3: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers
Fig. 3: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers

  1. Remove the 6 rear propeller shaft bolts (1) and the 3 washers from the differential clutch flange.

Fig. 4: Removing Propeller Shaft Using Hammer And Punch
Fig. 4: Removing Propeller Shaft Using Hammer And Punch

  1. It may be necessary to use a punch (1) and the hammer (2) to remove the propeller shaft from the differential clutch flange.

Fig. 5: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts
Fig. 5: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts

  1. Remove the 6 front propeller shaft bolts (1) and the 3 washers from the front differential pinion flange.

Fig. 6: Propeller Shaft
Fig. 6: Propeller Shaft

  1. Remove the propeller shaft (1) from the vehicle.

Installation Procedure

Fig. 7: Propeller Shaft
Fig. 7: Propeller Shaft

  1. Position the propeller shaft (1) in the vehicle.

Fig. 8: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers
Fig. 8: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers

  1. Install two of the rear propeller shaft bolts (1) and washer (2) to hold the propeller shaft in place to the differential clutch flange.

Fig. 9: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts
Fig. 9: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts

  1. Install two of the front propeller shaft bolts (1) and washer (2) to hold the propeller shaft in place to the front differential pinion flange.

Fig. 10: Center Bearing Bolts
Fig. 10: Center Bearing Bolts

  1. Position the propeller shaft center bearing (2) in the mounting bracket.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution .

  1. Install the center bearing bolts (1) and tighten to 42 (31 lb ft).

Fig. 11: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers
Fig. 11: Rear Propeller Shaft Bolts And Washers

  1. Install the remaining rear propeller shaft bolts (1) and washers (2) and tighten the bolts (1) to 36 (27 lb ft)

Fig. 12: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts
Fig. 12: Front Propeller Shaft Bolts

  1. Install the remaining front propeller shaft bolts (1) and washers (2) and tighten the bolts (1) to 36 (27 lb ft).
  2. Install the catalytic converter front heat shield. Refer to Catalytic Converter Front Heat Shield Replacement .
  3. Install the muffler assembly. Refer to Exhaust Muffler Replacement (LUV) , Exhaust Muffler Replacement (2HO) .
  4. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

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