GM Full-Size Trucks 1970-1979 Repair Guide

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the driveshaft.
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  3. Disconnect the connecting rod from the steering arm. Disconnect the brake caliper and properly position it to the side.
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  5. Disconnect the shock absorbers from the axle brackets. As required, remove the front stabilizer bar.
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  7. Disconnect the axle vent tube clip at the differential housing. Properly support the axle assembly using a suitable jack.
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  9. Remove the U-bolts from the axle and separate the axle from the springs. Remove the axle assembly from the vehicle.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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