Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Axle seal
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Flat washer
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new lockwashers, seals and bearings for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Flat washer
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Axle seal
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Brake drum
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Bleed the rear brakes and check the rear axle lubricant level.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Axle seal
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Flat washer
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new lockwashers, seals and bearings for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Flat washer
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Axle seal
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Brake drum
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Bleed the rear brakes and check the rear axle lubricant level.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Axle seal
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Flat washer
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new lockwashers, seals and bearings for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Flat washer
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Axle seal
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Brake drum
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Bleed the rear brakes and check the rear axle lubricant level.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Axle seal
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Flat washer
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new lockwashers, seals and bearings for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Flat washer
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Axle seal
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake shoes
     
    Brake drum
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Bleed the rear brakes and check the rear axle lubricant level.
  4.  

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components 2WD-1998-1999



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components 4WD-1998-1999



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components 2WD-2000-2004



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components 4WD-2000-2004



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components C200 (part one)-2005



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components C200 (part two)-2005



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components M226 without electronic locking differential-2005



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Fig. Rear axle assembly and related components M226 with electronic locking differential-2005

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel and tire assembly
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Brake drum or rotor
     
    Brake shoes or caliper assembly
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Axle seal
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Flat washer
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new lockwashers, seals and bearings for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing cage grease seal
     
    Wheel bearing
     
    Flat washer
     
    Bearing locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel speed sensor rotor, if equipped
     
    Axle seal
     
    Axle shaft assembly
     
    Bearing cage and backing plate bolts
     
    Brake fluid line
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake shoes or caliper assembly
     
    Brake drum or rotor
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Rear wheel and tire assembly
     

  2.  
  3. Bleed the rear brakes and check the rear axle lubricant level.
  4.  

 
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