FORWARD-REAR AND REAR-REAR AXLE REPLACEMENT (Contd)
Remove four grease fittings (20) from tandem axle spring seats (18).
Place first hydraulic jack under differential housing (8) and install chains around differential
housing (8) and back to hydraulic jack to support axle (7). Place second hydraulic jack under right
axle housing, outboard of axle (7). Raise vehicle enough to remove two jack stands from under
Place two jack stands under tandem axle spring seats (18).
Lower hydraulic jack enough to relieve tension on springs (19).
Step 7 applies to left side only.
Remove four nuts (9), lockwashers (10), screws (4), bracket (5), plate (11), and bracket (6) from
Remove eight nuts (16), lockwashers (17), screws (2), and two brackets (1) from brackets (15).
Lower brackets (15). Discard lockwashers (17).
Remove two axle spring seats (12) from four guide pins (14) and axle (7).
Remove two seats (13) from axle spring seats (12).
Axle is heavy. Axle assembly with differential installed is not
balanced and may flip forward or backward if not properly
secured. Ensure personnel are clear before lowering axle.
Failure to do so may result in injury to personnel.
Assistant will help with step 11.
Lower hydraulic jacks and remove axle (7) from vehicle.