Removal (4WD Models)
Apply parking brake. Remove cotter pin and loosen castle nut. Disconnect shock absorber from inner arm. Loosen lock bolts of crossmember outer bushing.
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Separate front drive axle shaft from hub and support out of way. Remove castle nut and brake drum or disc/hub assembly (if equipped).
Disconnect brake line from brake hose at inner arm bracket. Remove brake assembly (drum brakes) from trailing arm. Remove bolt holding inner arm bushing mount to crossmember. Remove 3 bolts connecting inner arm and outer arm. Remove inner arm.
Put inner arm in a vise. Straighten staked portion of ring nut. Using Socket (925550000), remove ring nut. Remove spindle by lightly tapping inward with a plastic hammer. Remove outer oil seal from inner arm housing. Press bearings and races from housing and spindle.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten ring nut to specification. Lock ring nut by staking a point on housing surface facing ring nut groove.
Install new inner and outer oil seals using Installer (925530000). Tighten castle nut to specification. Ensure washer is positioned behind castle nut. Bleed brakes. Check rear wheel alignment. See appropriate article in the WHEEL ALIGNMENT section.
Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 6:45 PM