Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Axle Extension

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1Cross-sectional view of the rear axle extension

  1. Raise the car and support it safely.
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  3. Disconnect the propeller shaft from the companion flange, then remove from the transmission.
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  5. Place a jackstand under the front of the rear axle carrier housing.
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CAUTION
The extension must be supported safely to avoid possible injury when it is disconnected.

  1. Disconnect the center support bracket from the underbody.
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  3. Disconnect the extension housing flange from the axle housing and remove it carefully.
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It may be necessary to pry the extension housing from the axle housing.

To install:

  1. Position the extension assembly to the axle carrier. Support the front end of the carrier with a jackstand and attach the flange to axle carrier bolts.
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  3. Connect the center support bracket to the underbody.
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  5. Reconnect the propeller shaft. Make sure that the thrust spring is in place.
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  7. Lower the vehicle to the floor.
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