Dodge Colt/Challenger/Conquest/Vista 1971-1989 Repair Guide

Differential

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



4WD Vista
  1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle with jackstand placed under the frame.
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  3. Drain the differential fluid.
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  5. Remove the intermediate shafts.
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  7. Matchmark and disconnect the driveshaft.
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  9. Take the weight off of the differential with a floor jack.
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  11. Remove the bolt that connects the differential front support bracket and the crossmember.
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  13. Remove the bolts connecting the differential rear support and the differential carrier.
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  15. Lower the carrier and remove it from under the vehicle. Service as required.
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  17. Position the differential and connect it to the supports. Connect the driveshaft and intermediate shafts. Torque the rear support to carrier bolts to 95 ft. lbs.; the front support to crossmember bolt to 101 ft. lbs.
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