Grand Cherokee 2006-2007

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. With vehicle in neutral, position on hoist.
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  5. Remove calipers and rotors.

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    Fig. Tap axle end plug loose from the axle flange

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  7. Tap axle end plug loose from the axle flange with a hammer and punch. Pull plug out of axle flange.
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  9. Remove speed sensors from axle tube flange.
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  11. Remove axle flange nuts from axle.
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  13. Pull axle shaft and backing plate out of axle tube until axle bearing is exposed.
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  15. Remove O-ring from the axle bearing.
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  17. Slide axle shaft from axle tube and backing plate.
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  19. Tap axle shaft out of the bearing and axle flange through the plug hole with a hammer and brass drift.
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To install:

  1. Tap axle shaft into through axle bearing into axle flange.
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  3. Install axle shaft into axle tube and backing plate with new O-ring on axle.
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  5. Slip O-ring through backing plate, then push axle through backing plate until bearing is exposed.
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  7. Install O-ring axle bearing.
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  9. Push axle into axle tube.
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  11. Install axle flange nuts and tighten to 88 ft. lbs. (119 Nm).
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  13. Install speed sensors in axle tube flange.
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  15. Coat new axle flange plug with Mopar® Stud and Bearing Mount Adhesive, or equivalent, and install plug.
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  17. Install calipers and rotors.
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