Difference between revisions of "Rear Axle/Differential R&R"

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1.- Remove the axle shaft dust caps. Lossen the wheel nuts.
 
1.- Remove the axle shaft dust caps. Lossen the wheel nuts.
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2.- Raise the rear of the vehicle and place it on jackstands.
 
2.- Raise the rear of the vehicle and place it on jackstands.
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3.- Drain the axle housing.
 
3.- Drain the axle housing.
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4.- Remove the axle cover.
 
4.- Remove the axle cover.
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5.- Remove the wheels, brake drums, hubs, axel shaft and seals. Keep the axel parts separated according to the side of the vehicle from which they were removed.
 
5.- Remove the wheels, brake drums, hubs, axel shaft and seals. Keep the axel parts separated according to the side of the vehicle from which they were removed.
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6.- Mark the bearing caps with a centerpunch for reassembly reference.
 
6.- Mark the bearing caps with a centerpunch for reassembly reference.
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7.- Loosen the bearing cap bolts until only a few threads remain engaged. Pull caps away from bearings. This will prevent the differential assembly from falling out in set 8.
 
7.- Loosen the bearing cap bolts until only a few threads remain engaged. Pull caps away from bearings. This will prevent the differential assembly from falling out in set 8.
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8.- Pry the differential loose in the axle housing with a pry bar.
 
8.- Pry the differential loose in the axle housing with a pry bar.
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9.- Remove the bearing caps. remove the differential assembly.
 
9.- Remove the bearing caps. remove the differential assembly.
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10.- Tie the bearing shims to their respective caps and cups to prevent them from being mixed up or misplaced.
 
10.- Tie the bearing shims to their respective caps and cups to prevent them from being mixed up or misplaced.
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11.- Installation is the reverse of removal. tighten all fasteners to specifications.
 
11.- Installation is the reverse of removal. tighten all fasteners to specifications.
  
 
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Gilspix/AMC%20Diagrams/Differentialtable1.jpg

Revision as of 23:26, 20 July 2006

1980-1983 AMC Eagle's

 The Differential repair requires special skills and specialty tools.
 The inspection procedures will tell if repairs are necessary.


Rear Axle Differetial/Removal/Installation:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Gilspix/AMC%20Diagrams/Differentialfigure13.jpg

    The differential can be checked and overhauled without removing the rear axle assembly.

Refer to Figure 13 for part names and location.

1.- Remove the axle shaft dust caps. Lossen the wheel nuts.

2.- Raise the rear of the vehicle and place it on jackstands.

3.- Drain the axle housing.

4.- Remove the axle cover.

5.- Remove the wheels, brake drums, hubs, axel shaft and seals. Keep the axel parts separated according to the side of the vehicle from which they were removed.

6.- Mark the bearing caps with a centerpunch for reassembly reference.

7.- Loosen the bearing cap bolts until only a few threads remain engaged. Pull caps away from bearings. This will prevent the differential assembly from falling out in set 8.

8.- Pry the differential loose in the axle housing with a pry bar.

9.- Remove the bearing caps. remove the differential assembly.

10.- Tie the bearing shims to their respective caps and cups to prevent them from being mixed up or misplaced.

11.- Installation is the reverse of removal. tighten all fasteners to specifications.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Gilspix/AMC%20Diagrams/Differentialtable1.jpg