Land Rover 2000-05

Differential

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove both drive shafts.
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  5. Reference mark rear propeller shaft for reassembly.
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  7. Position container to catch oil spillage.
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  9. Remove 4 nuts and bolts securing propeller shaft to differential. Release propeller shaft and tie aside.
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  11. Support weight of differential assembly on a jack.
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  13. Remove 2 bolts securing differential to front mounting.
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  15. Depress red locking collar and disconnect breather pipe from differential casing.
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  17. Remove 4 bolts securing differential assembly to rear mountings.
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  19. With assistance, rotate differential assembly through 90 degrees and remove from sub-frame.
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To install:

  1. With assistance position differential assembly to sub-frame and locate in mountings, fit bolts but do not tighten at this stage.
  2.  
  3. Position centralizing jig LRT-51-013 to align differential assembly.
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  5. Tighten forward bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
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  7. Tighten rearward bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
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  9. Remove LRT-51-013.
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  11. Connect breather pipe.
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  13. Position propeller shaft to rear axle and align reference marks.
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  15. Install and tighten nuts and bolt securing propeller shaft to rear axle to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
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  17. Install drive shafts.
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  19. Check differential oil level.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support rear of vehicle.
    WARNING
    Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always use safety stands.

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  5. Drain oil from differential.
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  7. If same components are to be reinstalled, reference-mark propeller shaft and mating components.
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  9. Remove flexible coupling from pinion flange. Release propeller shaft and tie aside.
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  11. Using tool LRT-51-008, extract centering peg from pinion flange. Remove peg from tool.
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  13. Remove right and left side rear brake rotors.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect ABS sensor connectors.
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  17. Release each harness from brake hose and hose bracket.
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  19. Remove 4 bolts holding each rear wheel hub to axle flange.
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  21. Remove wheel hubs and drive shafts from rear axle. Remove and discard O-rings from hubs.
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  23. Remove 10 bolts securing differential to axle. Remove differential from axle.
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To install:

  1. Clean drive shafts, wheel hubs and hub locations in rear axle.
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  3. Remove all traces of sealant from differential and axle mating faces.
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  5. Apply sealant STC 3811 to differential or axle mating faces (except bolt holes).
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  7. Apply sealant STC 50552 to threads of differential bolts.
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