Removal and Installation
Before removing the rear axle, disconnect the ABS wheel sensor from the assembly. Then move it away from the axle. Failure to do so may result in damage to the sensor wires and the sensor becoming inoperative.
1. Remove the ABS wheel sensor from the axle case and reposition out of the way.
2. Remove the rear brake caliper assembly without disconnecting the brake hose and reposition out of the way.
3. Remove the parking brake assembly from the back plate and torque member.
4. Remove the axle bearing nuts securing the axle shaft assembly to the axle case.
5. Draw the axle shaft assembly out of the axle case using Tools as shown.
6. Remove the O-ring.
7. Remove the axle oil seal using Tools as shown.
Do not reuse the axle oil seal once it is removed. Always install a new axle oil seal.
Apply a constant pressure on the slide hammer while turning the slide hammer 180 degrees periodically while pulling the axle oil seal out.
8. Remove the ABS sensor rotor using Tool. Discard the ABS sensor rotor.
Always replace the ABS sensor rotor with a new one.
9. Remove the snap ring and shim washer. Discard the snap ring and shim washer.
Always replace the snap ring and shim washer with new ones.
10. Remove the bearing ring retainer from the axle shaft
using Tool as shown. Discard the bearing ring retainer.
NOTE: Always replace the bearing ring retainer with a new one.
11. Remove the back plate and torque member with the axle bearing attached from the axle shaft using a suitable press.
12. Remove the axle bearing studs to release the axle bearing from the back plate and torque member using a suitable hammer or press.
13. Remove the wheel studs using a suitable hammer or press.
14. Remove the grease catcher from the axle shaft.
To install, reverse removal procedure.
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Friday, March 11th, 2011 AT 1:33 PM