Check that rear axle shaft is clean before putting
on gasket and putting in shaft.
Put gasket (1) on axle housing (2).
Line up screw holes in gasket with holes
in axle housing.
Put rear axle shaft (3) in axle housing (2) until it stops. Push down on
flange end to aline inner spline end with differential bearing.
The axle shaft flange will be about two inches from
With inner end of axle shaft (3) into bearing, turn the axle shaft, until eight
bolt holes in flange line up with eight bolt holes in the axle housing (2).
Put lockwashers (4) on eight screws (5). Put screws through rear axle shaft
(3) and gasket (1). Using wrench, start screws into axle housing (2).
Using torque wrench, eight screws (5), tightening each screw a little at a
time to 70 to 80 pound-feet.
END OF TASK