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    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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