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you have to get under truck look for access hole at backing plate you need brake adjusting tool to turn adjusting star wheel until drum brakes away from brake drum so you can remove the brake drum.you need tools to remove rear wheel from drums you need a large breaker bar and large hammer and a large socket remove spindle nut.
If you have drums on the rer yes you do have to remove the axle its simple though you unbolt the 6-8 bolts on the end of the axle then it just simply slides out thats it there mite be some resistance but there isnt anything else holding it in. and you dont have to worry about putting it back into the same spot eather just slide it back in and line up the drum.
On 4-door sedan, remove the package tray and vent duct.
On hatchback, remove the speaker grilles.
Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder.
CAUTION Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with the eyes and wash your hands thoroughly after handling brake fluid. If you do get brake fluid in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean, running water for 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, or if you have taken brake fluid internally, IMMEDIATELY seek medical assistance.
Remove the brake line from the brake hose.
Disconnect the brake hose from its bracket on the shock absorber.
Loosen, but do not remove, the nut holding the suspension support to the shock absorber.
Unbolt the shock absorber from the rear arm.
Unbolt and extract the shock absorber from the body.
Attach the shock absorber to the body and tighten the 3 nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
Engage the shock absorber bracket with the carrier and install the hardware. Tighten the nuts to 119 ft. lbs. (162 Nm).
Tighten the center suspension support nut to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm). There is a bearing located under the suspension support dust cover. Remove the dust cover and pack the bearing with multi-purpose grease. Once packed, reinstall the dust cover.
The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten each component to specifications.
On the 4-door sedan, remove the package tray and vent duct. On 1992-96 models, it will be necessary to remove the rear seat back.
On the hatchback, remove the speaker grilles.
On the wagon models remove the tonnue cover and rear seat back.
Loosen the rear wheel lug nuts, raise the rear of the vehicle and support it safely. Block the front wheels.
Remove the rear wheels.
Disconnect the brake hose and the ABS speed sensor from the shock absorber.
If equipped with ABS, disconnect the Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) spring from the lower arm.
Disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the shock absorber.
Support the rear axle and loosen the 2 bolts from the lower end of the shock absorber.
From inside the vehicle, unbolt the upper support.
Fig. 1: A rubber cap covers the rear shock absorber tower nut
Fig. 2: The upper shock absorber tower is retained by the center nut (circled) and three surrounding nuts
Lower the rear axle carrier and remove the two bolts.
Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle.
Install the shock absorber assembly onto the vehicle.
Connect the brake hose and the ABS speed sensor to the shock absorber.
Connect the stabilizer bar link to the shock absorber.
Install the wheel and tire assembly.
During installation, please observe the following tighten specifications:
Tighten the shock absorber-to-body bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
Tighten the shock absorber-to-axle carrier nuts to 166 ft. lbs. (226 Nm) on 1988-91 vehicles and 188 ft. lbs. (255 Nm) on 1992-96 vehicles.
Tighten the suspension support-to-shock absorber nut to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm) on 1988-91 vehicles. On 1992-96 models, tighten the stabilizer bar link to shock absorber retainers to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
Install the rear seat back, vent duct and the package tray as required.
THE INNER STUDS FOR THE INNER WHEELS ARE NUTS AS WELL AND SECURE THE INNER WHEEL. USE A SQUARE DRIVE TO REMOVE THESE STUD/NUTS. DRIVER SIDE NUTS/STUD ARE LEFT HANDED(STAMPED WITH A BIG (L)). AND PASS SIDE RIGHT HANDED. THESE TORQUE SPEC OUT @ 400-450 LB FT. OF TORQUE, YOU WILL HAVE TO USE A CHEATER BAR OR HEAVY DUTY INPACT!
Single rear wheel - Remove both caliper bolts.. remove caliper and pads.. remove rotor.. they are usually rusted on pretty good.
Rear Dually- the rear rotors are mounted with the hub assembly.. you must first remove the rear axles.. then remove nut holding load on bearings.. then the rotor and hub assembly will come off as one unit.. removed rotor from hub..
Talk to yur local MAC TOOLS or Snap-On dealer. Or maybe you have a friend in the business. This is an uncommon tool and your tool dealer will likely have one on his truck. It runs between 20 and 30 dollars, depending on which side of the border you live on.
Take wrench and put on nut, loosen nut, take nut off the rest of the way, do this till you have no nuts left, take tires off, put nut on the bolt just on the end covering the threads and pound them out with a hammer, pull new ones back in with the nuts.