Express, Savana, G1500, G2500, G3500, 1998-2005

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the lubricant from the axle housing
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Driveshaft
     
    Wheel, the brake drum or hub and the drum assembly
     
    Parking brake cable from the lever and at the brake flange plate
     
    Hydraulic brake lines from the connectors
     
    Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
     
    Vent hose from the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     

  6.  
  7. Support the axle assembly with a jack.

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Axle assembly
     

  8.  

To install:

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

    U-bolts
     
    Spring plates and spacers
     
    Nuts and washers on the U-bolts. Torque the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft, if equipped
     
    Height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Vent hose at the axle vent fitting, if equipped
     
    Shock absorbers at the axle brackets
     
    Hydraulic brake lines
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Wheels
     
    Driveshaft
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the axle housing.
  6.  

 
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