To prevent personal injury, exercise care when positioning vehicle stands beneath axle housing.
Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Tag all hoses, wires, and tubes and note their positions before removal.
Cap and plug all tubes, hoses, and fittings upon removal.
Remove cable ties as necessary.
Ensure all hoses, wires, and tubes are disconnected and clear before removal.
Keep shims for assembly.
Remove bolts securing panhard rod and remove panhard rod.
Remove bolts securing rear drive shaft to axle and move drive shaft to one side.
To prevent personal injury, ensure air is exhausted from primary and secondary pneumatic system
prior to working on system. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to personnel.
Disconnect and cap and plug two pneumatic connections for rear brakes.
Disconnect RLV linkage at axle to rear RLVs.
Disconnect and cap and plug pneumatic connection for rear differential lock actuating valve.
Disconnect electrical connection for rear differential lock actuating valve.
Remove rear differential breather pipe.
The rear axle assembly is heavy. Always use lifting device to support axle. To avoid personal injury,
exercise extreme care when manually handling axle. Failure to comply may result in injury or death to
Support rear axle assembly and remove two bolts securing control arm to axle on each of four control arms.
Remove rear axle.
Installation of rear axle housing assembly is the reversal of the removal procedure with attention given to the following
Ensure all fittings are tightened to specified torque (Appendix E).
Ensure all pneumatic connections are correctly connected.
Ensure all electrical connections are correctly connected.