Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Drain the differential fluid.
- Mark the propeller shaft and the companion flange of the rear differential assembly so they can be reinstalled in their original positions.
Separate the propeller shaft from the rear differential assembly.
NOTESuspend the propeller shaft with an appropriate size wire or nylon strap.
- Remove the breather tube from the clip.
- Place a transmission jack under the rear differential assembly, then remove the right and left rear differential mount brackets.
- Remove the breather tubes from the clip.
- Remove the mounting bolts and the plates.
- Disconnect the breather tube from the breather tube fitting.
Lower the rear differential assembly while pulling both driveshaft inboard joints out of the rear differential assembly.
WARNINGBe careful not to damage the driveshaft ring when prying out the driveshaft inboard joints.
- Remove the set rings.
- Remove the rear differential mount assembly from the rear differential assembly.
- Install the rear differential mount assembly (A) to the rear differential assembly (B) with new bolts and tighten to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
Raise the rear differential with the transmission jack.
- Install the new set rings onto the driveshafts, then insert the driveshafts into the rear differential.
- Lift the rear differential up into position, then push on both driveshafts to lock the set rings into place. Connect the breather tube.
Align the tab (A) of the rubber mount (B) with the hole (C) of the plates (D), then install the plates and torque the rear differential mount assembly mounting bolts (E). Tighten the mounting bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
NOTEThe rubber heat insulator (F) is installed only in the right side.
Install the breather tubes (G) to the clips (H).
- Install the right and left rear differential mount brackets (A), then torque the new bolts (B) as illustrated.
Install the breather tube (C) to the clip (D).
- Install the No. 2 propeller shaft (A) onto the rear differential (B) by aligning the reference marks (C) made during removal. Make sure you use new mounting bolts (D). Tighten the mounting bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
Fill the rear differential with the differential fluid to the proper level.