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How to remove a rear end axle and change a rear wheel seal?


Remove the rear diff cover (use a pan under there ...it's full of gear lube).Rotate the diff till you can see the pin that holds the spider gears in place. At one end of the pin, you will find either a roll pin or small bolt that retains it. Either drive the pin out or un bolt it (depends on what you have), then remove the pin. (careful when rotating carrier after it's out or, the spider gears will fall out. After it's out, DO NOT rotate the carrier or the same thing can happen. Dont turn the driveshaft or axle). Push the axle in and the "c" retainer on the axle will fall out. If not, help it a bit so it does. You can then remove the axle and access the seal.
After the seal is out, check to make sure there isn't any metal debris behind it. That indicates that not only the seal is bad but the bearing as well. Keep the new seal square with the axle tube so it goes in straight. Put some lube on the seal so it doesn't self destruct before lube reaches it. Remainder of the job is the reverse of removal. Don't forget to re-fill the diff before using it.

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To replace the bearings, you need to first remove the axles by removing the diff cover, taking out the small bolt or drift pin that holds the spider gear shaft in place, removing the shaft and pushing in on the axle to remove the "c" retainer on the axle end.
You can remove the bearing by prying it out using the end of the axle or by using a puller made to do that. Install is the reverse of removal. Don't forget to re-fill diff before driving!

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Speed Sensors REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Front Fig. 1: The speed sensor sits directly over the exciter ring in the front knuckle 89609p51.jpg
Fig. 2: Detach the speed sensor connector in the engine compartment 89609p55.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the speed sensor harness from the routing clips 89609p53.jpg
Fig. 4: A special E6 Torx® socket is required to remove the speed sensor retaining bolt 89609p52.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. From inside engine compartment, detach sensor assembly 2-pin connector from the wiring harness.
  3. Remove the steel routing clip attaching the sensor wire to the tube bundle on the left sensor or remove the plastic routing clip attaching the sensor wire to the frame on the right sensor.
  4. Remove the rubber coated spring steel clip holding the sensor wire to the frame.
  5. Remove the sensor wire from the steel routing clip on the frame and from the dust shield.
  6. Remove the sensor attaching bolt from the front spindle and slide the sensor out of the mounting hole. To install:
  7. Install the sensor into the mounting hole in the front spindle and attach with the mounting bolt. Tighten to 40–60 inch lbs. (4.5–6.8 Nm).
  8. Insert the sensor routing grommets into the dust shield and steel bracket on the frame. Route the wire into the engine compartment.
  9. Install the rubber coated steel clip that holds the sensor wire to the frame into the hole in the frame.
  10. Install the steel clip that holds sensor wire to tube bundle on left side or plastic clip that holds sensor to frame on right side.
  11. Reconnect the 2-pin connector to wire harness. Connect the negative battery cable.
Rear Fig. 5: Detach the speed sensor connector in the luggage compartment 89609p04.jpg
Fig. 6: Grasp the harness and . . . 89609p37.jpg
Fig. 7: . . . remove it from the routing brackets 89609p36.jpg
Fig. 8: The rear speed sensor is mounted on the back of the hub assembly 89609p32.jpg
Fig. 9: Remove the sensor retaining bolt and remove the sensor from the hub 89609p34.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. From inside luggage compartment, detach 2-pin sensor connector from wiring harness and push sensor wire through hole in floor.
  3. From below vehicle, remove sensor wire from routing bracket located on top of rear axle carrier housing and remove steel clip holding sensor wire and brake tube against axle housing.
  4. Remove screw from clip holding sensor wire and brake tube to bracket on axle.
  5. Remove sensor to rear adapter retaining bolt and remove sensor. To install:
  6. Insert sensor adapter and install retaining bolt. Tighten to 40–60 inch lbs. (4.5–6.8 Nm).
  7. Attach the clip holding the sensor and brake tube to the bracket on the axle housing and secure with the retaining screw. Tighten the screw to 40–60 inch lbs. (4.5–6.8 Nm).
  8. Install steel clip around axle tube that holds sensor wire and brake tube against axle tube and push spool-shaped grommet into clip located on top of axle carrier housing.
  9. Push sensor wire connector up through hole in floor and seat large round grommet into hole.
  10. Reconnect sensor 2-pin connector to wiring harness inside luggage compartment.

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this procedure is for replacing the axle bearing, it has all the info u need to do whatever it is u are doing with the axle removed.

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Floor jack
  • Jack stands
  • Axle puller
  • Set of 3/8-inch drive sockets
  • 3/8-inch drive ratchet
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Set of ¼-inch drive sockets
  • ¼-inch drive ratchet
  • Hammer
  • Lug wrench
  • Tube of RTV silicone
  • 2 bottles of rear axle oil
  • Bucket
  1. Step 1 Raise and support the rear of the vehicle. Remove the wheels. Remove the rear cover on the third member or axle. Place the bucket under the rear to catch the fluid. Remove the brake drums if the vehicle has drum brakes.
  2. Step 2 Rotate the outside axle until the center carrier is in a position where the small 8 mm or ¼-inch bolt is at 7 o'clock and clear of the housing so that it can be removed. This is the bolt holding the center through pin that runs through both spider gears. Position the carrier so that when the bolt is removed, the pin can be dropped straight down without contacting the housing.
  3. Step 3 Remove the center pin and lay it in the cover with its retaining bolt. Do not rotate the carrier with the pin out, since the pin is what holds the spider gears in place. If the carrier is turned, the spider gears would need to be adjusted so that they line up again with the hole for the through pin.
  4. Step 4 Push both axles in toward the carrier. This is now possible because the through-pin has been removed. This will expose the C-clips that hold the axles from coming out of the carrier. Remove the C-clips with the needle nose pliers and lay them in the pan. Pull the axles out of the housing and stand them up.
  5. Step 5 Remove the outside axle bearings and seals with the axle puller. The axle puller has several ends of different sizes; pick the one that fits through the center of the bearing. The axle puller is a sliding hammer with a T-end that can swivel. When the puller end is inserted through the bearing, rotate it slightly to get the T-end to swivel up and grab the bearing. Using the slide hammer, hammer the bearing and seal out of the housing.
  6. Step 6 Clean the housing surface where the bearing will be seated. Place the new bearing into the housing as far as it will go, and make sure it goes in straight. Place the old bearing on top of the new bearing and hit it with the hammer to drive the new bearing in. Tap it on in a circular pattern and continue until there is a resounding difference in sound as the bearing contacts the lip in the axle (it will sound more solid). Remove the old bearing.
  7. Step 7 Install the seal by tapping it carefully on four corners, avoiding the rubber part of the seal, until it is seated. Do not bend the housing or it will leak.
  8. Step 8 Install the axles and push them in all the way. Insert the C-clips on the ends of the axles and pull the axles back out to seat the C-clips in the carrier. Insert the pin back into the carrier through the spider gears and install the small retaining bolt to keep the pin in.
  9. Step 9 Clean the face of the housing and the axle cover where the gasket material will seal. Use brake cleaner or alcohol to remove all the oil from the surface to be sealed. Smear some RTV silicone sealant on the axle cover around the edge in a continuous line about a quarter of an inch thick. Allow the cover to sit until the RTV silicone sealant cures to the point that it will not transfer to the fingers when touched. The proper terminology is when it "skins," or is still wet inside but starting to dry on the outside; this way it will stay in place.

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Where are the clips located in a 2001 astro rear axle?


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