Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel.
- Remove and discard the rear wheel hub nut.
- Remove the bolt and position aside the shaft speed sensor.
- Remove the nut and lower shock absorber bolt.
- Support the lower arm and remove the nut and bolt from the knuckle.
- Remove the 4 toe link bracket nuts.
Using a suitable front hub removal tool, separate the halfshaft from the rear axle hub assembly.
WARNINGDo not damage the oil seal protector when removing the axle halfshaft from the differential.
- Using a suitable pry bar, remove the halfshaft.
- Remove and discard the circlip from the stub shaft.
- Install a new circlip on the stub shaft.
- Install the stub shaft in the rear drive unit. Make sure the circlip locks in the side gear.
Using the special tool, install the outer halfshaft end into the hub assembly.
Position the lower arm and install the lower arm bolt and nut. Tighten to 103 Nm (76 lb-ft).
WARNINGDo not tighten the rear wheel hub nut with the vehicle on the ground. The nut must be tightened to specification before the vehicle is lowered to the ground. Wheel bearing damage will occur if the wheel bearing is loaded with the weight of the vehicle applied.
- Install the new rear wheel hub nut. Tighten to 255 Nm (188 lb-ft).
- Stake the nut in line with keyway to engage added locking.
- Install the rear toe link bracket nuts and tighten to 80 Nm (59 lb-ft).
- Install the lower shock absorber bolt. Tighten to 103 Nm (76 lb-ft).
- Install the axle shaft speed sensor. Tighten to 23 Nm (17 lb-ft).
- Fill the axle with the specified quantity of the specified lubricant.
- Install the tire and wheel.