Dakota, 2001-2005

Axle Bearing

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove the half shaft from vehicle.
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  5. Remove the skid plate, if equipped.
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  7. Clean the axle seal area.
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  9. Remove axle shaft O-ring.
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  11. Remove the axle shaft.
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  13. Remove the axle shaft seal.
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  15. Install the axle shaft bearing remover C-4660-A, or equivalent, in the bearing. Then tighten the nut to spread the remover in the bearing.
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  17. Install the bearing remove cup, bearing and nut. Then tighten the nut to draw the bearing out.
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  19. Inspect the axle shaft tube bore for roughness and burrs. Remove as necessary.

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    Fig. Removing the axle shaft bearing (1) using remover C-4660-A (3) and nut (2)

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To install:

  1. Wipe the axle shaft tube bore clean.
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  3. Install the axle shaft bearing with installer 5063 and handle C-4171, or equivalent.
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  5. Install a new axle shaft seal with installer 8402 and handle C-4171, or equivalent.
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  7. Install the axle shaft and half shaft.
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