4-246. DIFFERENTIAL SIDE GEAR AND PINION REPLACEMENT (Continued).
f. Place a new ring gear into position on case and
g. Torque bolts alternately to 120 ft.-lbs.
install lock washers and bolts.
4-247. REAR AXLE SHAFT REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit
Soft Faced Hammer
Wheel Assembly Removed
Rear Drum Brake Removed
General Safety Instructions
Curbside Shaft (3977383)
Streetside Shaft (3977384)
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake and micro-brakelock set.
a. Remove bolts (1) that attach axle shaft flange
breathing of vapors.
(2) to the wheel hub (3).
from open flame.
b. Rap on flange (2) with a soft faced hammer to
d. Thoroughly clean axle shaft with solvent
loosen shaft (4). Grip the rib on end with a pair
(Appendix D, Item 44) flange (2) and end of
of locking pliers and twist to start shaft removal.
wheel hub (3).
c. Remove shaft (4) from axle tube (5).
Any lubricant on these surfaces
tends to loosen the axle shaft
Specification P-D-680, is both toxic
and flammable. Keep off skin.
Use only in a well-ventilated area