Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Brake rotors or drums
     
    Parking brake cables
     
    Wheel speed sensors, if equipped
     
    Brake hose
     
    Vent hose
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Stabilizer bar links
     
    Shock absorbers
     
    Track bar
     
    Upper and lower control arms
     
    Coil springs
     
    Axle housing
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
The weight of the vehicle must be supported by the springs when the control arm and track bar fasteners are tightened.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing and coil springs to the vehicle
     
    Upper and lower control arms
     
    Track bar
     
    Shock absorbers
     
    Stabilizer bar links. Tighten the nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Driveshaft
     
    Vent hose
     
    Brake hose
     
    Wheel speed sensors, if equipped
     
    Parking brake cables
     
    Brake rotors or drums
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  
  3. Tighten the upper control arm bolts to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm), the lower control arm bolts to 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm) and the track bar bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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