Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Drain the differential fluid. Be sure to properly dispose of used fluid.
- Remove the rear tire and wheel assemblies.
- Lift the locking nut on the spindle nut. Remove and discard the spindle nut.
Safely support the lower control arm, using a jack at the connecting point of the control arm and knuckle. Remove the upper arm bolt.
- Remove the rear shock absorber assembly.
Remove the lower arm flange bolt.
- Remove the rear wheel speed sensor bracket.
- Pull the knuckle outward and disconnect the rear halfshaft outboard joint from the rear wheel hub, using a plastic hammer.
- Remove the rear halfshaft outboard joint.
Be sure that the mating surfaces of the joint and the splined section are free of dirt or dust.
- Apply 0.05-0.07 ounces of super high temperature grease, part number 08798-9002 or equivalent, to the whole splined surface of the assembly.
- After application of the grease remove the grease from the splined groves at intervals of two or three splines and from the set ring groove so that air can bleed from the differential.
Install a new set ring in the set groove of the differential.
WARNINGClean the areas where the halfshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent and dry with compressed air. Do not wash the rubber parts with solvent.
Insert the inboard end of the halfshaft into the differential until the set ring locks in the groove. Install the driveshaft.
- Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
- Be sure to use new bolts and nuts, as required.
- Tighten the new rear shock absorber bolt and nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
- Tighten the new spindle nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
- Refill the differential, using the proper grade and type fluid.
- Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment, as required.