Chevrolet Full-size Cars 1968-1978 Repair Guide

Axle Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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CAUTION
Make sure the rear axle assembly is supported safely.

  1. Disconnect the shock absorbers from the axle.
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  3. Mark the driveshaft and pinion flange, then disconnect the driveshaft and support out of the way.
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  5. Remove the brake line junction blockbolt at the axle housing. If necessary disconnect the brake lines at the junction block.
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  7. Disconnect the upper control arms from the axle housing.
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  9. Lower the rear axle assembly and remove the springs.
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  11. Remove the rear wheels and drums.
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  13. Continue lowering the rear axle assembly and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Raise the axle assembly on the hoist and install the springs.
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  3. Reconnect the upper and lower control arms.
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  5. Connect the brake lines.
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  7. Connect the driveshaft.
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  9. Connect the shock absorbers to the axle carrier.
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  11. Install the brake drums and wheels.
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  13. Bleed the brakes.
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