300, Magnum, 2005

Differential

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Removal & Installation



198 Rii Axle
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    NOTE
    This procedure requires the compression of the rear suspension to ride height. A drive-on hoist should be used. If a drive-on hoist is not used, screw-style under-hoist jackstands are required to compress the rear suspension, facilitating rear halfshaft removal.


    WARNING
    Never grasp halfshaft assembly by the inner or outer boots. Doing so may cause the boot to pucker or crease, reducing the service life of the boot and joint. Avoid over angling or stroking the CV-joints when handling the halfshaft.

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  3. With vehicle in neutral, position and raise vehicle on hoist.
  4.  
  5. Using 14mm hex, remove axle drain plug and drain rear axle fluid into container suitable for fluid reuse.
  6.  
  7. Install drain plug and torque to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) torque.
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  9. Remove rear exhaust system on dual-outlet exhaust models, otherwise, lower exhaust system at rear hanger(s) to provide adequate clearance.
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  11. Remove the driveshaft.
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  13. Remove the halfshafts.
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  15. Remove two rear axle-to-crossmember bolts.
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  17. Carefully lower rear axle. While lowering axle, separate driveshaft from axle and support with suitable rope or wire.
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  19. Remove axle assembly from vehicle and transfer to bench.
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  21. Using suitable screwdriver, remove axle seals and discard.
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To install:

  1. Install new axle seal(s).
    NOTE
    Use care when installing halfshaft to axle assembly. The halfshaft installation angle should be minimized to avoid damage to seal upon installation.

  2.  
  3. Install the halfshafts.
  4.  
  5. Raise rear axle assembly into position. Align driveshaft index marks and start driveshaft coupler-to-axle bolt/nuts by hand.
  6.  
  7. Install two rear axle-to-crossmember bolts and torque to 162 ft. lbs. (220 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install rear axle front mount isolator and torque bolt/nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Again verify halfshaft inner joints are fully engaged to axle assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove transmission jack.
  14.  
  15. If used, remove screw-type under-hoist jackstands.
  16.  
  17. Torque driveshaft coupler-to-axle flange bolt/nuts to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Using a 14mm hex, remove rear axle fill plug. Fill axle with 1.4L (1.5 qts.) of Mopar® 75W-140 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant. Install fill plug and torque to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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210rii
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    NOTE
    This procedure requires the compression of the rear suspension to ride height. A drive-on hoist should be used. If a drive-on hoist is not used, screw-style under-hoist jackstands are required to compress the rear suspension, facilitating rear halfshaft removal.


    WARNING
    Never grasp halfshaft assembly by the inner or outer boots. Doing so may cause the boot to pucker or crease, reducing the service life of the boot and joint. Avoid over angling or stroking the CV-joints when handling the halfshaft.

  2.  
  3. With vehicle in neutral, position and raise vehicle on hoist.
  4.  
  5. Using 14mm hex, remove axle drain plug and drain rear axle fluid into container suitable for fluid reuse.
  6.  
  7. Install drain plug and torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) torque.
  8.  
  9. Remove rear exhaust system on dual-outlet exhaust models, otherwise, lower exhaust system at rear hanger.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear driveshaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the halfshafts.
  14.  
  15. Remove two rear axle-to-crossmember bolts.
  16.  
  17. Carefully lower rear axle. While lowering axle, separate driveshaft from axle and support with suitable rope or wire.
  18.  
  19. Remove axle assembly from vehicle and transfer to bench.
  20.  
  21. Using suitable screwdriver, remove axle seals and discard.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Install new axle seal(s) using Tool 9223.
    NOTE
    Use care when installing halfshaft to axle assembly. The halfshaft installation angle should be minimized to avoid damage to seal upon installation.

  2.  
  3. Install the halfshafts.
  4.  
  5. Raise rear axle assembly into position. Align driveshaft index marks and start driveshaft coupler-to-axle bolt/nuts by hand.
  6.  
  7. Install two rear axle-to-crossmember bolts and torque to 162 ft. lbs. (220 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install rear axle front mount isolator and torque bolt/nut to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Again verify halfshaft inner joints are fully engaged to axle assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove transmission jack.
  14.  
  15. If used, remove screw-type under-hoist jackstands.
  16.  
  17. Torque driveshaft coupler-to-axle flange bolt/nuts to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Using a 14mm hex, remove rear axle fill plug. Fill axle with 1.6L (1.7 qts.) of Mopar® 75W-140 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant. Install fill plug and torque to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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