4-201. FRONT AXLE SHAFT AND JOINT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
General Mechanics Tool Kit
Axle Shaft Streetside (587413C91)
Axle Shaft Curbside (587414C91)
Joint Assembly (503092C1)
Steering Knuckle and Arm Removed
General Safety Instructions
Transmission in (N) neutral.
Parking brake set.
Battery selector switch OFF.
Care should be taken not to damage axle shaft oil seal
in the end of axle housing when removing axle shaft.
Remove axle shaft and universal joint assembly
(1) from axle housing (2).
Place axle shaft (3) in a vise equipped with soft
jaws. Grasp shaft end (4) of universal joint (1)
and pull while rapping back side of joint with a
soft faced hammer.
Remove axle joint assembly.
A new lock ring should always be used on installation.
Remove lock ring (6) from axle shaft end (3)
Place universal joint in a vise equipped with soft
jaws with outer race bell upward.