Avalanche, Sierra, Silverado, C&K Series, 1999-2005

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the lubricant from the axle housing
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driveshaft
     
    Wheel, the brake drum or hub and the drum assembly
     
    Parking brake cable from the lever and at the brake flange plate
     
    Hydraulic brake lines from the connectors
     
    Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
     
    Vent hose from the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     

  6.  
  7. Support the axle assembly with a jack.

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Axle assembly
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Raise the axle assembly into position.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Nuts and washers on the U-bolts. Torque the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Vent hose at the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Shock absorbers at the axle brackets
     
    Hydraulic brake lines
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheels
     
    Driveshaft
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the axle housing.
  6.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle lubricant
     
    Propeller shaft
     
    Wheel assemblies
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake calipers
     
    Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
     
    Vent hose from the rear axle vent fitting
     
    Nuts and the washers from the U-bolts
     
    U-bolts, the spring plates and the spacers from the axle assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Lower the axle assembly.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Place the rear axle assembly under the vehicle. Align the rear axle assembly with the springs. Connect the spacers, the spring plates and the U-bolts to the rear axle. Raise the rear axle assembly into position.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Washers and nuts to the U-bolts. Tighten the nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm) first, then to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
     
    Vent hose to the rear axle vent fitting
     
    Shock absorbers to the rear axle
     
    Brake calipers
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheel assemblies
     
    Propeller shaft
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the rear axle.
  6.  
  7. Bleed the brake system.
  8.  
  9. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the lubricant from the axle housing
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driveshaft
     
    Wheel, the brake drum or hub and the drum assembly
     
    Parking brake cable from the lever and at the brake flange plate
     
    Hydraulic brake lines from the connectors
     
    Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
     
    Vent hose from the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     

  6.  
  7. Support the axle assembly with a jack.

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Axle assembly
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Raise the axle assembly into position.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Nuts and washers on the U-bolts. Torque the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Vent hose at the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Shock absorbers at the axle brackets
     
    Hydraulic brake lines
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheels
     
    Driveshaft
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the axle housing.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the lubricant from the axle housing
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driveshaft
     
    Wheel, the brake drum or hub and the drum assembly
     
    Parking brake cable from the lever and at the brake flange plate
     
    Hydraulic brake lines from the connectors
     
    Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
     
    Vent hose from the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     

  6.  
  7. Support the axle assembly with a jack.

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Axle assembly
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Raise the axle assembly into position.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Nuts and washers on the U-bolts. Torque the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Vent hose at the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Shock absorbers at the axle brackets
     
    Hydraulic brake lines
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheels
     
    Driveshaft
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the axle housing.
  6.  

 
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