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Rear axle

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support the vehicle.

(2) Position a suitable lifting device under the axle.

(3) Secure axle to device.

(4) Remove the wheels and tires.

(5) Secure brake drums to the axle shaft.

(6) Remove the RWAL sensor from the differential housing, if necessary. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(7) Disconnect the brake hose at the axle junction block. Do not disconnect the brake hydraulic lines at the wheel cylinders. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(8) Disconnect the parking brake cables and cable brackets.

(9) Disconnect the vent hose from the axle shaft tube.

(10) Mark the propeller shaft and companion flange for installation alignment reference.

(11) Remove propeller shaft.

(12) Disconnect shock absorbers from axle.

(13) Remove the spring clamps and spring brackets.

Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for proper procedures.

(14) Separate the axle from the vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Raise the axle with lifting device and align to the leaf spring centering bolts.

(2) Install the spring clamps and spring brackets.

Refer to Group 2, Suspension, for proper procedures.

(3) Install shock absorbers and tighten nuts to 82 N*m (60 ft. lbs.) torque.

(4) Install the RWAL sensor to the differential housing, if necessary. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(5) Connect the parking brake cables and cable brackets.

(6) Install the brake drums. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(7) Connect the brake hose to the axle junction block. Refer to Group 5, Brakes, for proper procedures.

(8) Install axle vent hose.

(9) Align propeller shaft and pinion companion flange reference marks. Install the companion flange bolts. Tighten to 108 N*m (80 ft. lbs.) torque.

(10) Install the wheels and tires.

(11) Add gear lubricant, if necessary. Refer to Lubricant Specifications in this section for lubricant requirements.

(12) Remove lifting device from axle and lower the vehicle.

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