GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
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  3. For the 9 3 / 4 in. ring gear and the 10 1 / 2 in. ring gear axles, place jackstands under the frame side rails for support.
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  5. Drain the lubricant from the axle housing and remove the driveshaft.
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  7. Remove the wheel, the brake drum or hub and the drum assembly.
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  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever and at the brake flange plate.
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  11. Disconnect the hydraulic brake lines from the connectors.
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  13. Disconnect the shock absorbers from the axle brackets.
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  15. Remove the vent hose from the axle vent fitting (if used).
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  17. Disconnect the height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage (if used).
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  19. Support the stabilizer shaft assembly with a hydraulic jack and remove (if used).
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  21. Remove the nuts and washers from the U-bolts.
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  23. Remove the U-bolts, spring plates and spacers from the axle assembly.
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  25. Lower the jack and remove the axle assembly.
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To install:
  1. Raise the axle assembly into position.
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  3. Install the U-bolts, spring plates and spacers.
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  5. Install the nuts and washers on the U-bolts.
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  7. Install the stabilizer shaft.
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  9. Connect the height sensing and brake proportional valve linkage.
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  11. Install the vent hose at the axle vent fitting.
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  13. Connect the shock absorbers at the axle brackets.
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  15. Connect the hydraulic brake lines.
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  17. Connect the parking brake cable.
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  19. Install the wheels.
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  21. Install the driveshaft.
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  23. Fill the axle housing.
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