Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Differential Carrier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the driveshaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the axle shafts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nuts securing the differential carrier to the suspension members.
  8.  
  9. Position a jack underneath the differential unit.
  10.  
  11. Remove the differential mounting member from the front of the carrier.
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  13. Move the differential forward, together with the jack.
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  15. Remove the rear cover stud bolts from the suspension member.
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  17. Lower the differential carrier using the jack.
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To install:
  1. Position the differential carrier in the vehicle using the jack.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear cover stud bolts and tighten to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Move the differential rearward, together with the jack.
  6.  
  7. Install the differential mounting member on the front of the carrier and tighten to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the axle shafts.
  10.  
  11. Install the driveshaft.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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