Tracker 2000-2004

Axle Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the gear oil.
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  5. Support the vehicle at the frame with a hoist or jackstands.
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  7. Support the rear axle with a floor jack.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Rear brake drums
     
    Rear axle shafts
     
    Load sensing proportioning valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Brake fluid hose
     
    Brake backing plates
     
    Wheel speed sensor connector, if equipped
     
    Axle vent tube
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Differential carrier assembly
     
    Shock absorber lower bolts
     
    Coil springs
     
    Upper rods
     
    Lower rods
     
    Lateral rod
     
    Axle housing
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Axle housing
     
    Upper rods
     
    Lower rods
     
    Coil springs
     
    Lateral rod
     
    Shock absorber lower bolts
     
    Differential carrier assembly. Tighten the nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    Rear driveshaft
     
    Axle vent tube
     
    Wheel speed sensor connector, if equipped
     
    Brake backing plates
     
    Brake fluid hose
     
    Load sensing proportioning valve linkage, if equipped
     
    Rear axle shafts
     
    Rear brake drums
     
    Rear wheels
     

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  3. Fill the rear axle to the correct level.
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  5. Lower the vehicle so that the rear suspension is at curb height.
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  7. Tighten the upper, lower and lateral rod fasteners to 65 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
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  9. Tighten the lower shock absorber fasteners to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
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