Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the truck on jackstands, allowing the rear axle to hang freely.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Support the weight of the axle with a floor jack.
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  7. Disconnect the shock absorbers.
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  9. Remove the axle-to-spring U-bolts.
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  11. Disconnect the brake line hose at the junction block. Plug the line.
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  13. Lower the axle and remove it.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the U-bolt nuts to 58 ft. lbs. Torque the shock absorber lower bolts to 58 ft. lbs. Bleed the brakes.
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