Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Rear Axle Unit

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CAUTION
The clutch driven disc contains asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Matchmark and disconnect the driveshaft from the rear yoke.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the shock absorbers from the axle tubes. If equipped, disconnect the track bar at the axle bracket.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the brake hose from the tee fitting on the axle housing. Disconnect the vent tube at the axle.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the parking brake cable at the frame.
  12.  
  13. Remove the U-bolts. Disconnect the spring at the rear shackle.
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  15. Support the axle on a jack, remove the spring clips, and remove the axle assembly from under the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Raise the axle on a jack and install the spring clips.
  2.  
  3. Install and tighten the U-bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm). Attach the spring at the rear shackle and tighten the shackle bolts to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm). Torque the spring-to-frame bracket bolts to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking brake cable at the frame mounting.
  6.  
  7. Connect the brake hose at the axle housing tee fitting.
  8.  
  9. Connect the vent tube at the axle.
  10.  
  11. If equipped, fasten the track bar to the axle bracket and tighten the bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Connect the shock absorbers to the axle tubes. Torque the nuts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Connect the driveshaft.
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  17. Install the rear wheels.
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle.
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Bleed and adjust the brakes accordingly.

 
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