Removal & Installation
Do not damage spline, companion flange and front oil seal when removing propeller shaft. Before removing final drive assembly or rear axle assembly, disconnect ABS sensor harness connector from the assembly and move it away from final drive/rear axle assembly area. Failure to do so may result in sensor wires being damaged and sensor becoming inoperative.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the differential gear oil.
Disconnect or disconnect the following:
Support rear final drive assembly using a suitable jack. Secure rear final drive assembly to the jack while removing it.
Rear drive shaft
Brake tube block connectors
ABS sensor wire harness
Fig. Disconnecting parking brake cable (A) and brake tube (B)
Parking brake cable (A)
Brake tube (B)
Fig. Disconnecting differential lock position switch harness connector (A) and differential lock solenoid harness connector (B)
If quipped with electronic locking differential, differential lock position switch harness connector (A).
If quipped with electronic locking differential, differential lock solenoid harness connector (B).
Brake hose from brake tube at the mounting clip on top of rear final drive assembly. Then remove the metal clip to disconnect brake line from the mounting clip on top of the rear final drive assembly
Rear shock absorber lower bolts
Leaf spring U-bolt nuts
Rear final drive assembly
To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fill the rear final drive assembly with differential gear oil after installation.
Bleed the air from brake system.