GM Camaro 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely. Be sure that the rear axle assembly is supported safely.
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  3. Disconnect shock absorbers from axle. Remove the wheel assemblies.
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  5. Mark driveshaft and pinion flange, then disconnect driveshaft and support out of the way.
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  7. Remove brake line junction block bolt at axle housing. If necessary, disconnect the brake lines at the junction block.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear axle and rear suspension component mounting

  1. Disconnect the upper control arms from the axle housing.
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  3. Lower the rear axle assembly. Remove the springs.
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  5. Continue lowering the rear axle assembly and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the rear axle assembly into place and install the springs.
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  3. Connect the upper control arms to the axle housing.
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  5. Install the brake line junction block bolt at the axle housing. Connect any brake lines that were disconnected.
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  7. Install and secure the driveshaft aligning the match marks made earlier.
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  9. Connect the shock absorbers to the axle and install the wheel assemblies.
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  11. Lower the vehicle and replace any lost rear axle fluid.
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