REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Jack up the rear of the vehicle and drain the oil from the differential. Support with jackstands. Position the floor jack underneath the differential unit.
- Disconnect the hydraulic brake lines and the parking brake cable.
- Disconnect the sway bar from the control arms on either side.
- Remove the rear exhaust tube.
- Disconnect the driveshaft and the rear axle shafts.
- Remove the rear shock absorbers from the control arms.
- Unbolt the differential unit from the chassis, at the differential mounting insulator.
- Lower the rear assembly out of the car using the floor jack. It is best to have at least one other person helping to balance the assembly.
- Install the differential unit to the chassis. Torque the rear cover-to-insulator nuts to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm); the mounting insulator-to-chassis bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs. (30-39 Nm); the driveshaft-to-flange bolts to 43-51 ft. lbs. (5869 Nm). Torque the strut nuts to 51-65 ft. lbs. (69-88 Nm); and the sway bar-to-control arm nuts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm).
- Reconnect the rear exhaust tube.
- Connect hydraulic brake lines and parking brake cable.
- Bleed the brake system.
- Road test for proper operation.