AXLE SHAFTS - FRONT
1988 Toyota Celica
1988 FWD AXLE SHAFT & CV JOINTS
Axle shaft transfer power from transaxle to driving wheels.
All axle shafts consist of a shaft and flexible Constant Velocity (CV)
joint at each end. Inner CV joint is splined or bolted to transaxle.
Outer CV joint is splined to hub assembly and secured by axle shaft
The inner and outer CV joints are enclosed by a CV joint
boot. The boot maintains lubrication in the joint and prevents
contamination from entering the joint. Boots must be replaced when
signs of leakage or cracks are present. The Inner CV joint can be
repair without replacing assembly. The outer CV joint must be replace
as an assembly.
There are 3 different types of axle shaft CV joints. The
Double Offset Joint (DOJ). The Brifield Joint (BJ) and the Tripod
Joint (TJ), (sometimes referred as tripod).
TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART TABLE
Condition Possible Cause
Grease Leaks ............................... CV boot torn or cracked
Clicking Noise on Cornering ....................... Damaged Outer CV
Clunk Noise on Acceleration ....................... Damaged Inner CV
Vibration or Shudder on Acceleration .. Sticking, damaged or worn CV
Misalignment or spring height
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
NOTE: For information on rear axle shafts on Celica and Camry
All-Trac and MR2, see RWD AXLE SHAFTS & CV JOINTS article in
1) Remove hub cap, cotter pin and lock nut. Loosen and remove
lock nut from wheel bearing. Remove engine undercover.