takes parts , labor and skills. and takes and FSM if smart.
if the whole rear axle , member and all parts swapped.
body on jack stands,
you unbolt it, (look at it, see those connective parts, bingo)
then bolt it back in
and bleed brakes (yes put in new brakes too)
and drain and fill the new axle, with GL4 lube.(look up spec)
all the itty bitty steps are in the FSM, why not look.
i log in , and see replace page i paste it , below, you can log in too.
- Raise the vehicle and support it at the frame.
The hoist must remain under the rear axle housing.
- Remove the rear wheels and brake calipers or drums.
- Disconnect the sensor connector (4X2 ABS or RWAL) (14) or sensor connector (4X4 ABS).
Exploded view of rear axle assembly
- Remove the shock absorber nuts and washers.
- Remove the shock absorbers from the anchor plates.
- Remove the bolts from the pinion flange.
- Mark the driveshaft and the pinion flange.
- Support the driveshaft out of the way.
- Disconnect the brake lines at the axle housing.
- Disconnect the brake lines at the backing plates.
- Remove the nuts and washer.
- Remove the U-bolts and anchor plates.
- Disconnect the harness connector from speed sensor.
- Move the axle from above the springs.
- Lower the axle from the vehicle using the hoist.