See Figures 1 and 2
The rear wheel bearing is pressed into the outer axle tube housing. A grease seal is pressed into the tube over the bearing. The axle shaft is retained in the carrier assembly by a C-clip in the differential case. When the C-clip is removed, the axle shaft can be removed from the axle tube.
- Remove the rear axle shaft. For more information, refer to Drive Train .
- Insert a rear axle bearing remover T85L-1225-AH and an impact slide hammer T50T-100-A, or equivalents, into the axle bore. Position it behind the rear wheel bearing so that the tangs on the tool engage the bearing outer race. Remove the rear wheel bearing and inner wheel bearing oil seal as a unit, using the impact slide hammer.
- Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing with rear axle lubricant, then install it into the housing bore using an axle tube bearing replacer T78P-1225-A, or equivalent.
- Apply premium long-life grease XG-1-C or equivalent between the lips of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
- Install a new inner wheel bearing oil seal using an axle tube seal replacer tool T78P-1177-A or equivalent, as shown in the accompanying illustration.
- Install the rear axle shaft. For more information, refer to Drive Train in this guide.