Nissan Patrol, Ford Maverick

1988-1997 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Nissan Patrol and Ford Maverik
+ Cars of the Nissan Patrol and Ford Maverick series
+ Diagnostics of malfunctions
+ Settings and routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioning
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
- Transmission
   + Manual Box of Gear Shifting (MBGS)
   + Automatic transmission
   + Transfer case
   - Driveshafts
      Removal and installation
      Replacement of cardan hinges
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
+ Forward and back bridges, running gear and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


General information

Driveshafts are the dual tubular sleeves equipped with universal (cardan) hinges with flanges on external holders of crosspieces since both ends of a shaft. (see an accompanying illustration).

1 — the dual cardan hinge
2 — a bent shaft
3 — the sliding joint
4 — the cardan hinge
  • At vertical movements of forward and back bridges during the movement of the car, driveshaft length as appropriate varies due to application from one of the ends of assembly of the sliding joint equipped with vents.
  • The cardan hinge consists of a crosspiece, four needle roller bearings with the cups fixed by lock rings.
  • The forward driveshaft on models with bodies like Utility and Cab Chassis is equipped with the dual cardan hinge representing assembly from two universal hinges. At obvious wear or damage of the dual cardan hinge the shaft is subject to replacement in a set.
  • At repair of universal (cardan) hinges it is important to take care in the course of dismantling of accurate marking of mutual provision of all flanges, holders and sleeves, - at assembly they have to be established precisely in former provisions.