Commander 2006-2007

Axle Unit

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Removal & Installation



  1. With vehicle in neutral, raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the differential cover and drain the fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove the calipers and rotors.
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  7. Remove the speed sensors from axle tube flange.
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  9. Remove the axle flange nuts from axle.
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  11. Pull the axle shaft and backing plate out of axle tube until axle bearing is exposed.
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  13. Remove the O-ring from the axle bearing.
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  15. Remove the axle shaft from axle tube and backing plate.
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  17. Remove the axle vent hose from axle vent and cover bracket.
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  19. Remove the propeller shaft.
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  21. Remove the stabilizer bar clamp from axle.
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  23. Support the axle with jack.
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  25. Remove the track bar from axle.
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  27. Remove the shock absorbers from axle brackets.
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  29. Remove the upper control arms from axle brackets.
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  31. Remove the lower control arms from axle brackets.
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  33. Lower the axle from vehicle and remove coil springs and insulators.
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To install:

  1. Install coil springs and insulators, then raise the axle into place.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower control arms to the axle brackets.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper control arms to the axle brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the shock absorbers to the axle brackets.
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  9. Install the stabilizer bar and clamps to the axle.
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  11. Install the driveshaft.
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  13. Install the axle vent hose to the axle vent and cover bracket.
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  15. Install the axle shaft into the axle tube and backing plate with a new o-ring on the axle.
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  17. Slip the O-ring through the backing plate, then push the axle through the backing plate until the bearing is exposed.
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  19. Install the O-ring axle bearing.
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  21. Push the axle into axle tube.
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  23. Install the axle flange nuts and tighten to 88 ft. lbs. (119 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the speed sensors.
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  27. Install the calipers and rotors.
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  29. Install the differential cover, fill differential and install fill plug.
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