Dakota 2006-2007

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



8.25 Inch Axle
Axle Shafts


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Fig. Pinion mate shaft lock screw



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Fig. Axle shaft C-lock

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. With vehicle in neutral, position it on a hoist.
  4.  
  5. Remove brake caliper adapter with caliper and remove rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove differential housing cover and drain lubricant.
  8.  
  9. Rotate differential case, to access pinion mate shaft lock screw. Remove screw and pinion mate shaft from differential case.
  10.  
  11. Push axle shaft inward and remove axle shaft C-lock.
  12.  
  13. Remove axle shaft.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate bearing bore and seal lip with gear lubricant.
  2.  
  3. Insert axle shaft through seal and engage into side gear splines.
  4.  
  5. Insert C-lock in end of axle shaft then push axle shaft outward to seat C-lock in side gear.
  6.  
  7. Insert pinion shaft into differential case and through thrust washers and differential pinions.
  8.  
  9. Align hole in shaft with hole in differential case and install lock screw with Loctite® on the threads. Tighten lock screw to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install differential cover and fill with gear lubricant.
  12.  
  13. Install brake rotor and caliper adapter with caliper.
  14.  

Bearing And Seal
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove axle shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove axle seal with pry bar.
  6.  
  7. Position bearing Receiver 9338 on axle tube.
  8.  
  9. Insert bearing Remover 6310 with Foot 6310-9 through receiver and bearing.
  10.  
  11. Tighten Remove 6310 nut to pull bearing into the receiver.
  12.  

To install:

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Fig. Bearing remover



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Fig. Bearing cup remover

  1. Remove any old sealer/burrs from axle tube.
  2.  
  3. Install axle shaft bearing with Installer 9337 and Handle. Drive bearing in until tool contacts the axle tube.
    NOTE
    Bearing is installed with the bearing part number against the installer.

  4.  
  5. Coat new axle seal lip with axle lubricant and install with Installer 9337 and Handle C-4171.
  6.  
  7. Install axle shaft.
  8.  

9.25 Inch Axle
Axle Shafts
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. With vehicle in neutral, position it on a hoist.
  4.  
  5. Remove brake caliper adapter with caliper and remove rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove differential housing cover and drain lubricant.
  8.  
  9. Rotate differential case, to access pinion mate shaft lock screw. Remove screw and pinion mate shaft from differential case.
  10.  
  11. Push axle shaft inward and remove axle shaft C-lock.
  12.  
  13. Remove axle shaft.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate bearing bore and seal lip with gear lubricant.
  2.  
  3. Insert axle shaft (1) through seal (2) and engage into side gear splines.
  4.  
  5. Insert C-lock in end of axle shaft then push axle shaft outward to seat C-lock in side gear.
  6.  
  7. Insert pinion shaft into differential case and through thrust washers and differential pinions.
  8.  
  9. Align hole in shaft with hole in differential case and install lock screw (4) with Loctite® on the threads. Tighten lock screw to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install differential cover and fill with gear lubricant.
  12.  
  13. Install brake rotor and caliper adapter with caliper.
  14.  

Bearing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove axle shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove axle seal with pry bar.
  6.  
  7. Position bearing Receiver 9338 on axle tube.
  8.  
  9. Insert bearing Remover 6310 with Foot 6310-9 through receiver and bearing.
  10.  
  11. Tighten Remove 6310 nut to pull bearing into the receiver.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Remove any old sealer/burrs from axle tube.
  2.  
  3. Install axle shaft bearing with Installer 9337 and Handle C-417
  4.  
  5. Drive bearing in until tool contacts the axle tube.
    NOTE
    Bearing is installed with the bearing part number against the installer.

  6.  
  7. Coat new axle seal lip with axle lubricant and install with Installer 9337 and Handle C-4171.
  8.  
  9. Install axle shaft.
  10.  

Seal
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove axle shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove axle shaft seal from end of the axle tube with a pry bar.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Remove any old sealer/burrs from axle tube.
  2.  
  3. Coat new seal lip with axle lubricant and install seal with Installer 9337 and Handle C-4171.
  4.  
  5. Install axle shaft.
  6.  

 
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