AXLE SHAFT & HUB BEARING Removal 1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove brake caliper with hose attached and secure aside. DO NOT allow brake caliper to hang by brake hose. Remove brake rotor. Remove ABS wheel speed sensor. Remove grease cap from center of front hub. Remove cotter pin from end of axle shaft. Remove axle nut and washer. 2. Remove hub/bearing assembly -to-knuckle bolts. Remove hub/bearing assembly from steering knuckle and axle shaft. Remove brake dust shield. To remove right (passenger-side) axle shaft, carefully pull axle shaft from axle housing. 3. To remove left (driver's side) axle shaft, disconnect electrical connector and vacuum hoses at vacuum shift motor. Remove bolts, vacuum shift motor and gasket. Carefully pull axle shaft from axle housing and collar on intermediate axle shaft. Installation 1. Install NEW oil seal on axle shaft with seal lip facing toward splines on differential end of axle shaft. Coat seal lip with wheel bearing grease. 2. Install right axle shaft into axle housing. Ensure axle shaft engages with side gears in differential. 3. To install left axle shaft, ensure collar is engaged with splines on intermediate axle shaft. Install left axle shaft into axle housing. Ensure axle shaft engages with splines on collar. Install vacuum shift motor, ensuring fork on vacuum shift motor engages groove on collar. Install and tighten bolts to proper specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. 4. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Apply silicone rubber sealant to edge of grease cap before installing. Tighten bolts/nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. NOTE: Left axle shaft will disengage from collar located on intermediate axle shaft. Page 1 of 1 DRIVE AXLE - FBI SEMI-FLOATING -1997 Dodge Pickup R1500 2/15/2009 You might want to read the ID tag to get info specific to your axle!
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