REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- 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 brake hydraulic lines and the parking brake cable.
- Disconnect the sway bar from the control arms on either sides.
- 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.; the mounting insulator-to-chassis bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs.; the driveshaft-to-flange bolts to 43-51 ft. lbs. Torque the strut nuts to 51-65 ft. lbs.; and the sway bar-to-control arm nuts to 12-15 ft. lbs.
- Reconnect the rear exhaust tube.
- Connect the brake hydraulic lines and the parking brake cable.
- Bleed the brake system.
- Road test for proper operation.