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| SKY, Solstice (VIN M) Service Manual | Driveline/Axle | Propeller Shaft | Specifications | Document ID: 1868126

Fastener Tightening Specifications Specification Application

Metric

English

80 N·m

59 lb ft

Driveline Support Bracket Bolts at Transmission

185 N·m

136 lb ft

Driveline Support at Differential

200 N·m

148 lb ft

40 N·m

30 lb ft

175 N·m

129 lb ft

85 N·m

63 lb ft

Driveline Support Bracket Bolts at Differential

Propeller Shaft C/V Flange Bolts - Front Rear Differential Mounting Bolt Rubber Couplings to Flanges - Rear

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Document ID: 1522874

2009 Pontiac Solstice

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| SKY, Solstice (VIN M) Service Manual | Driveline/Axle | Propeller Shaft | Specifications | Document ID: 1522874

Adhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealers GM Part Number Application Propeller Shaft Centering Bushings Propeller Shaft-to-Flange Bolts

Type of Material

United States

Canada

Lubricant

1051344

993037

Threadlocker

12345493

10953488

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Document ID: 2100740

2009 Pontiac Solstice

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| SKY, Solstice (VIN M) Service Manual | Driveline/Axle | Propeller Shaft | Repair Instructions | Document ID: 2100740

Propeller Shaft, Differential, and Driveline Support Replacement Special Tools J 44394 Axle Seal Protector

Removal Procedure 1. Remove the left rear wheel drive shaft. Refer to Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement. 2. Remove the muffler and exhaust pipe. Refer to Exhaust Muffler Replacement. 3. Remove the floor panel tunnel panel front closeout panel. Refer to Floor Panel Tunnel Panel Replacement - Front. 4. Remove the floor panel tunnel rear panel. Refer to Floor Panel Tunnel Panel Replacement Rear.

5. 6. 7. 8.

Support the transmission with a suitable jack stand. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the driveline support to the transmission bolts (1). Remove the transmission close out panel. Refer to Transmission Support Replacement. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the left and right motor mount bolts. • For vehicles equipped with the 2.0L, refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Left Side and Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side. • For vehicles equipped with the 2.4L, refer to Engine Mount Replacement - Left Side and Engine Mount Replacement - Right Side.

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9. Remove the front propeller shaft bolts (1) and washer support tabs (2) from the transmission.

10. Support the rear differential with a transmission jack stand.

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Note: The proper nuts and bolts to be removed are those where the nut is the closest or facing the rear differential drive flange. DO NOT remove the nuts and bolt where the nuts are facing the front or propeller shaft. 11. Remove the propeller shaft nuts and bolts from the rear differential.

12. Remove the left (1) and right (2) rear differential mount bolts. 13. Lower the rear differential enough to clear the rear crossmember. 14. Install the J 44394 protector and move the rear differential to the left side of the vehicle to remove the right rear wheel drive shaft.

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Note: DO NOT re-use the bolts, discard and use NEW only. 15. Remove the four differential carrier bracket bolts (1).

16. Separate the differential carrier (1) from the driveline support bracket (2).

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17. Remove the propeller shaft from the vehicle.

Note: Steps 18 and 19 are for the replacing the driveline support. 18. Remove the driveline support bolts (1) and the washers (2) from the transmission.

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19. Remove the driveline support (1) from the transmission and the rear differential assembly.

20. If servicing the driveline support, remove the nut (1), bolt (2), and the washer block (3) from the driveline support. 21. Remove the driveline support (4) from the rear differential assembly.

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Note: Support the right rear wheel drive shaft with mechanics wire. 22. If servicing the rear differential assembly, remove the rear differential assembly from the vehicle.

Installation Procedure 1. Clean the bolt holes in the differential carrier with brake cleaner or other suitable solvents to remove any adhesive.

2. If servicing the driveline support, position the driveline support (4) on the differential housing. 3. Install the bolt plate (3), bolts (2) for the driveline support on the differential housing.

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Caution: Refer to Component Fastener Tightening Caution in the Preface section. 4. Install the nuts (1) for the drive line support bolts (2) and tighten to 200 N¡m (148 lb ft).

5. Position the driveline support (1) on the transmission.

Note: Leave the driveline support bolts loose. 6. Install the driveline support bolts (1) and washers (2).

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7. Raise the differential to just below the rear crossmember.

8. Clean the pilot shaft (1) and the pilot hole (2) of any dirt or debris. 9. Apply a small amount of chassis lube on the pilot shaft (1). 10. Align the pilot shaft (1) and the pilot hole (2).

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