Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Axle Housing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the differential fluid.
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  5. If necessary, remove the rear axle shafts as outlined in this section. Label and disconnect all lines and/or hoses that are necessary to remove the axle housing assembly from the vehicle.
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  7. Disconnect the driveshaft from the differential companion flange. If necessary, remove the differential carrier from the axle housing. Refer to the appropriate procedure(s) in this section.
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  9. Support the rear axle assembly with a pair of floor jacks. Strap the axle assembly securely to the jacks.
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  11. Disconnect the rear shock absorbers from the axle, then remove the coil springs. Refer to Suspension & Steering for details.
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  13. Remove the rear stabilizer bar and the upper/lower control arms. Refer to Suspension & Steering for the appropriate procedures.
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  15. Slowly lower the rear axle assembly, then remove the assembly from under the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the axle assembly under the vehicle, then connect the upper/lower control arms and the rear stabilizer bar.
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  3. Install the coil springs, then connect the shock absorbers to the axle. Remove the floor jacks secured to the axle.
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  5. If applicable, install the differential carrier. Align the matchmarks, then connect the driveshaft to the companion flange. Connect all lines and/or hoses to the rear axle assembly.
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  7. If applicable, install the axle shafts.
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  9. Lower the vehicle, then refill the differential unit with GL-5 SAE 90 oil. Refer to Routine Maintenance for details.
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  11. Make sure all fasteners are tightened to their specified torque. Refer to Suspension & Steering for all rear suspension components.
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See Figures 1 through 7



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the companion flange. A special tool is used to separate the flange from the shaft once the nut is removed



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Fig. Fig. 2: A special tool is used to pull the oil seal from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the front bearing from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 4: A new spacer must be used to attain the proper preload



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Fig. Fig. 5: Drive the seal into the housing using a seal installer



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Fig. Fig. 6: Torque the nut, then check the amount of pinion preload



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Fig. Fig. 7: Stake the flange nut after the preload has been properly adjusted

 
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