REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - CONTINUED
REMOVAL - CONTINUED
Use caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during procedure.
Ensure that any lifting device used is in good condition and of suitable load capacity. Keep clear of heavy
parts supported only by lifting device. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or death.
Wipe area clean around all hydraulic connections to be opened during removal. Cap oil lines and plug holes
after removing lines. Contamination of the hydraulic system could result in premature failure.
If more than one hydraulic line is to be removed, tag and identify lines to ensure proper installation. Use
container to catch any hydraulic oil that may drain from the system.
Disconnect and plug rear steering cylinder hydraulic
supply hoses (2).
· Weight of axle assembly is 1,650 lb (748 kg).
· Do not raise frame off jackstands.
Use a floor jack to support weight of rear axle assembly.
Remove axle aligning rod (3).
Remove locknut (4) and retaining bolt (5). Discard
Note location and quantity of washer spac-
ers during disassembly. Keep washer spac-
ers together as a set. Do not mix washer
Remove axle aligning rod (3) and washer spacers (6).
Lower floor jack until top of axle housing is clear of frame and exhaust pipe. Carefully pull jack supporting axle assem-
bly from under vehicle while assistant holds axle assembly steady.
Support axle assembly using jack stands or blocks.