Isuzu Cars and Trucks 1981-1991

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark and disconnect the front driveshaft from the differential.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels and skid plate.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the torsion bar completely with the height control adjusting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the strut bars.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the stabilizer bars from the lower control arms.
  12.  
  13. Remove the caliper assemblies and suspend them on a wire; do not disconnect the brake lines.
  14.  
  15. Remove the tie rod ends from the steering knuckles.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the upper control arms from the frame; note the number and positions of the shims.
  18.  
  19. Remove the steering link ends from the lower control arms.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the shock absorbers from the lower control arms.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the lower control arms from the frame.
  24.  
  25. Remove the locking hub.
  26.  
  27. Remove the rotors and upper links.
  28.  
  29. Remove the pitman arm and idler arm along with the steering linkage assembly.
  30.  
  31. Support the differential housing and lower it clear of the vehicle. Take care to avoid damaging the Birfield joints.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Support the differential housing and raise into position. Take care to avoid damaging the Birfield joints.
  2.  
  3. Install the pitman arm and idler arm along with the steering linkage assembly.
  4.  
  5. Install the rotors and upper links.
  6.  
  7. Install the locking hub.
  8.  
  9. Connect the lower control arms to the frame.
  10.  
  11. Connect the shock absorbers to the lower control arms.
  12.  
  13. Install the steering link ends to the lower control arms.
  14.  
  15. Connect the upper control arms to the frame; note the number and positions of the shims.
  16.  
  17. Install the tie rod ends to the steering knuckles.
  18.  
  19. Install the caliper assemblies.
  20.  
  21. Connect the stabilizer bars to the lower control arms.
  22.  
  23. Install the strut bars.
  24.  
  25. Adjust the torsion bar completely with the height control adjusting bolts.
  26.  
  27. Install the wheels and skid plate.
  28.  
  29. Connect the front driveshaft to the differential.
  30.  
  31. Lower the vehicle.
  32.  

 
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