Pickup 1997

Rear Drive Axle

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Drain & Refill



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  7. Remove the drain plug.

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    Fig. Front differential drain plug and fill plug location



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    Fig. Rear differential drain plug/fill plug location

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Tighten the front differential drain plug to 29-43 ft. lbs.
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  5. Tighten the rear differential drain plug to 43-72 ft. lbs.
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  7. Be sure to use the proper grade and type fluid.
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  9. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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