Pilot 2006-2008

Axle Unit

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  7. Drain the differential fluid. Discard the sealing washer.
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  9. Matchmark the driveshaft. Remove the driveshaft.

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    Fig. Matchmark the driveshaft

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  11. Remove the left upper arm bolt. Remove the upper arm.
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  13. Remove the left rear shock.
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  15. Using the proper tool (A07AADS9VA000 or equivalent), pry out both inboard joints from the differential.
    WARNING
    Do not strike the pry tool with a hammer.

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  17. Position a suitable transmission jack under the rear differential.

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    Fig. Rear differential and related components

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  19. Disconnect the connectors. Remove the mounting bolts and washer.
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  21. Lower the differential a little. Remove the halfshafts from the differential.
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  23. Disconnect the breather tube from the differential.
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  25. Lower the differential and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be sure to use new clips, set rings, seals and bolts as required.
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