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Cadillac CTS STS Driveshaft Center Support Bearing - 1ADSH01551

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Specifications:

  • Brand New Center Support Bearing
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Exhaust (0:47)
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Disconnect the O2 sensor wiring harnesses
    • Remove the O2 sensors from the exhaust with a 22mm wrench
    • Remove the four 14mm bolts from the exhaust
    • Allow the exhaust to hang
    • Loosen the two 13mm bolts from the exhaust cross brace
    • Remove one 13mm bolt from the exhaust cross brace
    • Pull the cross brace aside
    • Apply rust penetrant to the exhaust hangers
    • Pull off the exhaust hangers
    • Pull down the exhaust
  2. step : Removing the Driveshaft (3:10)
    • Mark the driveshaft and the flange with a marker in two places at each end
    • Remove the first two 18mm bolts that connect the driveshaft to the differential coupling
    • Put the transmission in neutral
    • Turn the driveshaft by hand
    • Remove the remaining 18mm bolt
    • Put the transmission in park
    • Remove the first two 18mm bolts that connect the driveshaft to the transmission coupling
    • Put the transmission in neutral
    • Turn the driveshaft by hand
    • Remove the remaining 18mm bolt
    • Put the transmission in park
    • Pry the driveshaft back with a pry bar
    • Remove the two 15mm bolts from the driveshaft support
    • Support the driveshaft with a jack
    • Pry the driveshaft off the transmission with a pry bar
    • Pry the driveshaft off the differential with a pry bar
    • Lower the jack
    • Remove the driveshaft
  3. step : Removing the Driveshaft Center Support Bearing (6:53)
    • Mark the spline alignments with a marker and/or score marks
    • Cut the bearing boot clamp with wire cutters
    • Peel back the boot
    • Pull the two driveshaft sections apart
    • Pull off the boot
    • Pull off the o-ring
    • Tap off the dust ring with a hammer and punch
    • Remove the snap ring with snap ring pliers
    • Attach a bearing separator behind the bearing
    • Apply rust penetrant to the bearing
    • Tighten the bearing separator nuts with a 19mm socket and a 3/4" Wrench
    • Install the bearing separator legs
    • Remove the nuts from the bearing separator legs
    • Install the top of the bearing separator
    • Fasten the nuts onto the top of the bearing separator
    • Crank the bearing separator with a 17mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the bearing
    • Remove the bearing separator from the drive shaft
  4. step : Installing the Driveshaft Center Support Bearing (10:01)
    • Apply grease to the bearing journal
    • Slide the bearing onto the driveshaft
    • Tap the bearing on with a washer and a hammer
    • Remove the washer
    • Slide the snap ring on with snap ring pliers
    • Tap the snap ring into place with a hammer and punch
    • Clean the driveshaft splines
    • Apply lubricant to the driveshaft splines
    • Slide the dust shield onto the driveshaft
    • Tap the dust shield on with a hammer and pipe
    • Slide the rubber boot onto the driveshaft
    • Slide the o-ring onto the rub boot
    • Place the clamp on the rubber boot
    • Line up the driveshaft alignment marks
    • Slide the two driveshaft parts together
    • Check the driveshaft alignment
    • Adjust the driveshaft alignment if necessary
    • Tighten the clamp with the crimping tool
  5. step : Switching the Heat Shield Over (13:30)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts holding the heatshield to the old bearing
    • Pull the heat shield off the bearing
    • Pull the spacers off the bearing
    • Push the spacers onto the new bearing
    • Place the heat shield on the new bearing
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the heat shield
  6. step : Installing the Driveshaft (14:15)
    • Lift the driveshaft into place
    • Line up the bolt holes with the differential
    • Line up the bolt holes with the transmission
    • Put the driveshaft support into place
    • Start the two 15mm bolts into the driveshaft support by hand
    • Line up the driveshaft marks with the transmission marks
    • Line up the differential marks with the driveshaft marks by turning the differential flange
    • Clean the driveshaft bolts with brake cleaner
    • Start the 18mm bolts into the differential coupling
    • Put the transmission in neutral
    • Apply thread locker to the bolts
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 63 foot-pounds of torque
    • Start the 18mm bolts into the transmission coupling
    • Apply thread locker to the bolts
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 63 foot-pounds of torque
    • Tighten the two 15mm bolts on the driveshaft support to 37 foot-pounds
  7. step : Installing the Exhaust (17:55)
    • Hook the muffler onto the rear two exhaust hangers
    • Lift the exhaust into place
    • Put the exhaust cross brace into place
    • Start the exhaust cross brace bolt by hand
    • Attach the remaining exhaust hanger
    • Tighten the two 13mm bolts into the exhaust cross brace
    • Replace the exhaust gaskets if necessary
    • Line up the exhaust bolt holes
    • Start the four 14mm bolts into the exhaust flanges
    • Tighten the 14mm bolts to 16 foot-pounds
    • Put the O2 sensors into place
    • Use an O2 sensor socket to tighten the O2 sensors to 40 foot-pounds
    • Connect the O2 sensor wiring harnesses

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Bearing Grease
  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Liquid Thread Locker
  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Crimper
  • Wire End Cutters
  • Snap Ring Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Bearing Puller

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

  • Wrenches - SAE

  • 3/4 Inch Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
2003-2008Cadillac CTS Cadillac CTS Rear Driveshaft Center Support Bearing
2005-2010Cadillac STS Cadillac STS 2 Wheel Drive Rear Driveshaft Center Support Bearing
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Part #: 1ADSH01551


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