Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the differential lubricant.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Torque tube assembly.
Drive pinion oil seal from the drive pinion housing and discard
Pinion housing-to-differential bolts
Drive pinion and housing assembly
Drive pinion housing shim from the differential
O-ring seal from the drive pinion housing and discard
Fig. View of the seal installer (1), drive pinion housing shim (2), differential (3) and O-ring (4)
Lubricate the O-ring seal with synthetic gear oil.
Install or connect the following:
Oil seal to the drive pinion housing, using a seal installation tool
O-ring seal to the drive pinion housing
Drive pinion housing assembly and shim to the differential carrier
Pinion housing-to-differential mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
Lubricate the sealing surfaces of the drive pinion oil seal with synthetic gear oil.
Fill the differential with synthetic gear oil.