2004 Nissan Pathfinder — Repair Manual - Front & Rear Axle (Section AX)
Remove plug seal from slide joint housing by lightly tapping around slide joint housing. Cover drive shaft serration with tape so as not to damage boot during installation. Make sure that thrust washer is facing in proper direction, apply multi-purpose grease.
When installing drive shaft, adjust drive shaft axial end play by selecting a suitable snap ring. Temporarily install new snap ring on drive shaft in the same thickness as it was installed before removal. I After installing removed suspension parts, check wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
Failure to do so may result in damage to the sensor wires and the sensor becoming inoperative. I If growling noise is emitted from wheel bearing during operation, replace wheel bearing assembly.