4-197. REAR AXLE SHAFTS REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit
Hammer/Sledge, 5-6 lb (2.3-2.7kg)
Axle Shafts (571348C1)
Solvent, Cleaning (Appendix D, Item 54).
General Safety Instructions
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake set.
Tire Rim Assembly Removed
Remove eight nuts (1) from studs (2) around
rear wheel hub (3), all that attach the axle shaft
flange (4) to the wheel hubs (3).
Do not use chisels or wedges to loosen shaft. Damage
to shaft flange may result.
To loosen shaft (5) from the hub, strike the
center of the axle shaft flange (4) with a 5-6 lb
(2.3-2.7 kg) hammer or sledge. A pulling,
twisting action will aid in the shaft removal.
Remove the shaft (5) from the axle housing
Cleaning solvent (Appendix D, Item 54) is both toxic
and flammable. Keep off skin. Use only in a well
ventilated area and avoid prolonged breathing of
vapors. Keep away from open flames.
Thoroughly clean the axle shaft with solvent
(Appendix D, Item 54).
Position the axle shaft (5) in the axle housing
tube (6) so that the shaft splines (7) enter the
Attach the axle shaft flange (4) to the wheel hub
with nuts (1). Torque nuts to 95-115 ft-lb (130-
Install tire rim assembly (paragraph 4-162).
Remove the floor stands and lower the vehicle.