Tucson 2006-2008

Axle Unit

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the differential gear oil.
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  5. Remove the rear drive shaft.
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  7. Remove the propeller shaft.
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  9. Support the differential assembly (A) with the jack (B).

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    Fig. Jack placement

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  11. Disconnect the coupling control connector (A).

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    Fig. Coupling control connector

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  13. After loosening the differential mounting bolts (A), remove the differential (B).

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    Fig. Differential mounting bolt locations

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  15. After loosening the cover bolts (A), remove the differential cover (B).

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    Fig. Exploded view of removed rear differential cover

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To install:

  1. Apply liquid gasket to the differential cover (B).
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  3. Install the mounting bolts (A). Tighten to: 29-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm).
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  5. Install the differential and tighten the mounting bolts to: 51-65 ft. lbs. (69-88 Nm).
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  7. Using the transaxle jack, install the differential assembly.
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  9. Connect the coupling control connector.
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  11. Install the propeller shaft.
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  13. Install the rear drive shaft.
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  15. Fill the gear oil with the proper amount and type of gear oil.
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