Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Axle Housing

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Position a jack stand under the front of the rear differential and firmly secure the differential to the jack.
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  5. Remove the front driveshaft.
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  7. Remove the axle housing-to-bracket through bolt and nut.
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  9. Remove the axle housing-to-differential bolts.
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  11. Pull the axle housing toward the front of the vehicle in order to disengage the axle housing from the differential pinion shaft.
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  13. Remove the axle housing from the differential.
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To install:

  1. Align the splines on the axle housing shaft to the differential pinion shaft.
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  3. Install the axle housing to the differential.
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  5. Install the axle housing-to-bracket through bolt. Tighten the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
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  7. Install the axle housing-to-differential carrier bolts and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  9. Install the driveshaft.
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  11. Remove the jack stand from the differential and lower the vehicle.
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