Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Denali, DenaliXL, YukonXL 1999-2005

Axle Housing

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Skid plate
     
    Fluid
     

  2.  
  3. Matchmark and remove the front driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Wire both axle shafts out of the way.


    NOTE
    Depending on the model, it may be necessary to remove the engine oil filter.



    Right axle shaft at the tube flange
     
    Left axle shaft at the carrier flange
     



    Connectors at the indicator switch and actuator
     
    Carrier vent hose
     
    Axle tube-to-frame bolts, washers and nuts
     
    Lower carrier mounting bolt
     
    Right side inner tie rod end at the relay rod
     

  6.  
  7. Support the carrier on a floor jack
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper carrier mounting bolt
     

  10.  
  11. Lower the carrier assembly from the truck.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Raise the carrier into position.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Upper carrier mounting bolt, washers and nut. Then, install the lower carrier mounting bolt, washers and nut. Tighten the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Oil filter
     
    Tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Axle tube-to-frame bolts, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 75 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) for 15 and 25 series; 107 ft. lbs. (145 Nm) for 35 series.
     
    Vent hose
     
    Wiring
     
    Axle shafts at the flanges. Tighten the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Driveshaft. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Gear oil
     
    Wheels
     

  4.  
  5. Add any engine oil lost when the filter was removed.
  6.  

 
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