Canyon, Colorado 2006-2007

Axle Unit

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Drain the axle lubricant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the propeller shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove the vent tube.
  8.  
  9. Remove the retaining bolts from the park brake cables at the rear leaf springs.
  10.  
  11. Remove the clips retaining the rear brake lines to the rear axle housing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolts retaining the rear brake lines to the rear axle jounce bumper mounting brackets.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolt retaining the rear brake line to the differential cover.
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  17. Remove the bolt retaining the brake junction block to the rear axle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the rear axle shafts.
    NOTE
    The rear brake shoe assembly DOES NOT have to be removed to perform the following service procedure.

  20.  
  21. Remove the mounting bolts to the backing plates.
  22.  
  23. Relocate the rear shoe assemblies to the side and support with mechanic's wire or equivalent.
  24.  
  25. Remove the lower shock absorber mounting bolt and nut.
  26.  
  27. Remove the U-bolt nuts.
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  29. Remove the anchor plate.
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  31. Remove the U-bolts from the rear axle housing.
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  33. With the aid of an assistant, remove the rear axle assembly from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. With the aid of an assistant, position the rear axle assembly on the rear leaf springs.
  2.  
  3. Install the U-bolts.
  4.  
  5. Position the anchor plates on the leaf spring.
  6.  
  7. Install the U-bolt nuts and tighten to 56 ft. lbs. (76 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the bottom shock absorber nut and bolt. And tighten the shock absorber bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the mounting bolts for the backing plates and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the retaining bolts from the park brake cables at the rear leaf springs.
  14.  
  15. Install the retaining bolts for the rear brake lines at the rear axle jounce bumper mounting brackets.
  16.  
  17. Install the retaining bolt for the rear brake at the differential cover.
  18.  
  19. Install the retaining bolt for the brake junction block at the rear axle.
  20.  
  21. Install the retaining clips for the rear brake lines from the rear axle housing.
  22.  
  23. Install the vent tube.
  24.  
  25. Install the rear axle shafts.
  26.  
  27. Install the propeller shaft.
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  29. Fill the rear axle with fluid.
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  31. Lower the vehicle.
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