ZF 5 HP-24A Teardown: Step 5: Front Drive Shaft Inner Attachments

Inboard of each front drive shaft is an attachment point that ties it to the front differential. The part that provides that must be removed.

The passenger side is more complex because that is where the front Torsen differential is. To remove it, we removed twelve T-40 Torx bolts and then pulled the part away from the transmission.

Differential oil was going to leak out, so we had drip trays ready.

And wow, by our standards this part is VERY heavy.

Here are some pictures that show some of the process.  The red-and-black strap is to keep the transmission attached to the transmission jack (red).

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Here’s the passenger side of the transmission after the front differential has been removed.

2015-12-19 17.49.59Here’s the part, sitting in a drip tray.

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The driver side part is more simple. To remove it, we removed six T-40 Torx bolts and then pulled the part away from the transmission. Along with it came a speed sensor, and a long shaft that runs from the driver side, through the transmission to the front differential on the passenger side.

Here’s the part, sitting in a drip tray.

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