Tracker 2000-2004

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Loosen the parking brake cable for clearance.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake drum
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Bearing retainer nuts
     
    Axle shaft and bearing
     
    Axle shaft inner oil seal
     

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  7. If equipped with ABS, grind a flat spot on the wheel speed sensor tone ring, then split the ring with a chisel.
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  9. Grind flat spots on the bearing retainer and split it with a chisel.
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  11. Press the wheel bearing off the axle shaft.
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  13. Remove the bearing retainer and the outer oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Outer oil seal to the bearing retainer
     
    Bearing retainer to the axle shaft
     
    Bearing and retainer ring pressed onto the axle shaft
     
    Wheel speed sensor tone ring pressed onto the axle shaft, if equipped
     
    Axle shaft inner oil seal
     
    Axle shaft and bearing
     
    Bearing retainer nuts. Tighten them to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum
     
    Rear wheel
     

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  3. Fill the rear differential to the correct level.
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