1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheel(s). Remove brake drum. Clean axle housing cover. Loosen cover bolts and drain oil. Remove cover.
2. Remove differential pinion shaft lock screw or spring clips. Remove pinion shaft from differential. Push axle in. Remove "C" clip from axle at pinion gear. Remove axle from tube. Remove axle shaft seal and bearing
from axle tube.
1. Grease bearing and install in axle tube. Apply wheel bearing grease to axle shaft seal. Install seal in axle tube. Install axle shaft.
2. Install axle "C" clip. Pull axle out to seat "C" clip. Install pinion shaft. Install lock screw, and tighten to specification. Install pinion shaft spring clips (if equipped). Apply RTV to axle housing cover. Tighten cover
bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. Fill with gear oil.
NOTE: On vehicles with Trac Lok (limited slip) differentials, slowly drive vehicle in 10 12 "figure 8" patterns to distribute lubricant to clutch and bearing assembly.
Rear 4.75PTS. ( 2.2L )
API GL 5, SAE 75W 90 Gear Oil
For trailer towing applications use a SAE 75W 140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant in rear axle. Models equipped with TRAC LOK require an Additive.
Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 3:36 PM