SRX 2004-2005

Differential

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the rear propeller shaft.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the rear wheels.
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  9. Remove the right halfshaft.
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  11. Position a transmission jack under the differential.
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  13. Remove the front differential-to-support mounting bolt.
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  15. Remove the left and right rear differential-to-support mounting bolt. The left bolt cannot be completely removed due to interference with the underbody.
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  17. Lower the jack until the mounting ear at the front of the differential clears the support attachment point.
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  19. Pry the left halfshaft away from the differential enough to install tool J-44394.
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  21. Install seal protector J-44394 over the halfshaft and into the differential output seal to protect the seal.
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  23. Continue lowering the jack while disengaging the halfshaft.
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  25. Remove the differential.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the differential mounting bolts to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
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  3. Check the differential fluid level and fill as needed.
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