Now this all depends on what all you need to do. If you plan on rebuilding the rear end then don't, take it to a shop that does rear end work, as you will need tools to check backlash and pinion depth and so on. Now if you plan on doing the rear axle bearings then the only thing needed is a press. You will loosen the lug bolts, raise and support the truck, remove the wheel then remove the brake drum then remove the 4 bolts that hold the backing plate onto the rear axle tube, remove the brake line from the wheel cylinder disconnect the e-brake cable and then pull the axle out. Now you cut the old bearing and retainer off and have the new seal, bearing and retainer pressed on and put it back together. Here is a pic of what you looking at.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 10:17 AM