Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the differential lubricant.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Torque tube assembly.
Drive pinion oil seal from the drive pinion housing and discard
Pinion housing-to-differential bolts
Drive pinion and housing assembly
Drive pinion housing shim from the differential
O-ring seal from the drive pinion housing and discard
Fig. Remove the pinion housing-to-differential bolts
Fig. Remove the drive pinion and housing assembly (1), and the drive pinion housing shim (2) from the differential (3)
Fig. Remove the o-ring seal from the drive pinion housing and discard
Lubricate the O-ring seal with synthetic gear oil.
Install or connect the following:
Oil seal to the drive pinion housing, using a seal installation tool
O-ring seal to the drive pinion housing
Drive pinion housing assembly and shim to the differential carrier
Pinion housing-to-differential mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
Lubricate the sealing surfaces of the drive pinion oil seal with synthetic gear oi