Catera 2000-2001

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Support the differential with a transmission jack (1).
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  7. Disconnect the ABS sensor electrical connectors (2).

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    Fig. ABS sensor connectors (2)

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  9. Remove the left and right wheel drive shafts.
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  11. Remove the propeller shaft.
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  13. Remove the rear propeller shaft coupling.
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  15. Disconnect the automatic level control height sensor link.
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  17. Remove the differential support bracket bolts.
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  19. Remove the differential bushing bolts.
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  21. Slowly lower the transmission jack in order to remove the differential from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the differential using a transmission jack or equivalent.
  2.  
  3. Install the differential bushing bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  5. Install the differential support bracket bolts and tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) then an additional 38 degrees.
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  7. Install the rear propeller shaft coupling.
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  9. Install the propeller shaft.
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  11. Install the left and right wheel drive shafts.
  12.  
  13. Connect the automatic level control height sensor link.
  14.  
  15. Connect the ABS sensor electrical connectors.
  16.  
  17. Remove the transmission jack.
  18.  
  19. Inspect the differential lubricant level.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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