Sprinter 2005-2007

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Drain the rear differential.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper, rotor and parking brakes.
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  7. Remove the axle flange plug snap ring.

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    Fig. Remove the axle flange (1) plug snap ring (2)-Rear axle shaft removal

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  9. Tap the axle end plug loose from the axle flange with a hammer and punch. Pull the plug out of the axle flange.
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  11. Remove the axle bearing bolts from the axle.

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    Fig. Remove the axle bearing bolts (1) from the axle (2)-Rear axle shaft removal

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  13. Remove the axle shaft assembly from the axle.
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  15. Press the axle shaft out of the flange and bearing.

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    Fig. Press the axle shaft (1) out of the flange (2) and bearing-Rear axle shaft bearing removal

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To install:

  1. Coat the axle splines with Mopar® Thread Sealant or equivalent.
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  3. Press the axle shaft into the bearing and axle flange using a shop press.
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  5. Install a new plug in the axle flange.
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  7. Install the axle flange plug snap ring.
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  9. Install the axle shaft assembly into the vehicle.
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  11. Install the axle bearing bolts.
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  13. Install the brake components.
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  15. Fill the differential with fluid to the correct level.
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