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    Ford Mustang 1994-1998 Repair Guide

    Axle Housing Assembly

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1 and 2

    1. Raise and support the vehicle safely using jackstands. Position additional jackstands under the rear frame crossmember.
    2.  
    3. Remove the axle housing cover and drain the lubricant.
    4.  
    5. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
    6.  
    7. Remove the brake rotors.
    8.  
    9. Remove the lockbolt from the pinion shaft and remove the shaft.
    10.  
    11. If equipped, remove the anti-lock brake sensors before removing the axle shafts.
    12.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear axle assembly mounting-7.5 in. ring gear axle housing



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the rear axle assembly mounting-8.8 in. ring gear axle housing

    1. Push the axle shafts inward to remove the C-locks and remove the axle shafts.
    2.  
    3. If necessary, remove the bolt attaching the brake line junction block to the rear cover.
    4.  
    5. Remove the brake lines from the clips and position them out of the way.
    6.  
    7. Matchmark the driveshaft yoke and companion flange. Disconnect the driveshaft at the companion flange and wire it to the underbody.
    8.  
    9. Support the axle housing with jackstands. Disengage the brake line from the clips that retain the line to the axle housing.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the axle vent(s) from the rear axle housing.
    12.  

    Some axle vents may be secured to the housing assembly through the brake line junction block. Upon assembly, a threadlock/sealer must be applied to ensure retention.

    1. Remove the lower shock absorber studs from the mounting brackets on the axle housing. If equipped, detach the quad shock from the quad shock bracket.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the upper arms from the mountings on the axle housing ear brackets.
    4.  
    5. Lower the axle housing assembly until the coil springs are released and lift out the coil springs.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the lower suspension arms at the axle housing.
    8.  
    9. Lower the axle housing and remove it from the vehicle.
    10.  

    To install:
    1. Position the axle housing under the vehicle and raise the axle with a hoist or jack. Connect the lower suspension arms to their mounting brackets on the axle housing. Do not tighten the bolts and nuts at this time.
    2.  
    3. Reposition the rear coil springs.
    4.  
    5. Raise the housing into position.
    6.  
    7. Connect the upper arms to the mounting ears on the housing. Tighten the nuts and bolts to 70-100 ft. lbs. (95-135 Nm). Tighten the lower suspension arm bolts to 70-100 ft. lbs. (95-135 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the axle vent(s) and the brake line to the clips that retain the line to the axle housing.
    10.  
    11. Connect the lower shock absorber studs to the mounting bracket on the axle housing. If equipped, attach the quad shock to the quad shock bracket.
    12.  
    13. Connect the driveshaft to the companion flange and tighten the bolts to 70-95 ft. lbs. (95-130 Nm).
    14.  
    15. Slide the rear axle shafts into the housing until the splines enter the side gear. Push the axle shafts inward and install the C-lock at the end of each shaft spline. Pull the shafts outward until the C-lock enters the recess in the side gears.
    16.  
    17. Install the pinion shaft and the pinion shaft lockbolt. Tighten to 15-30 ft. lbs. (20-41 Nm).
    18.  
    19. Install the anti-lock sensor, if it was removed.
    20.  
    21. Install the rear brake rotors and calipers.
    22.  
    23. Install the axle housing cover.
    24.  
    25. Install the brake junction block on the cover and tighten to 10-18 ft. lbs. (14-24 Nm).
    26.  
    27. Properly refill the rear axle with the recommended lubricant (refer to General Information & Maintenance of this repair guide). Remember that the vehicle MUST be level to ensure that a proper amount of fluid is added.
    28.  
    29. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
    30.  

     
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