This task covers:
General mechanic's tool kit:
Service brake rotors removed
General Safety Instructions
Differential must be supported during
removal and installation.
Have drainage container ready to catch oil.
Remove drainplug (26) from differential (6). Allow oil to drain and install drainplug (26).
Perform step 2 if replacing front or rear differential on vehicles
with serial numbers USBL Eff. 44825 and above.
Remove four capscrews (11), two straps (10), and propeller shaft (12) from pinion yoke (7).
Remove four capscrews (5), lockwashers (4), and rear propeller shaft (1) from differential flange (3).
Remove parking brake rotor (2).
Washers are not required when securing front differential to
Remove two capscrews (9) and washers (20) from differential (6) and mounting bracket (8).
Perform step 6 if replacing front differential.
Remove two locknuts (16), washers (13), capscrews (14), washers (13), and mounting bracket (8)
from frame crossmember (15). Discard locknuts (16).
Remove two locknuts (21), four O-rings (22), and two output flanges (23) from differential (6).
Discard locknuts (21) and O-rings (22).
Differential must be supported during removal and installation.
Failure to do this may cause injury to personnel or damage to
Support differential (6).
Remove four capscrews (19) and washers (18) from differential (6) and side mounting brackets (17).
Lower differential slightly and disconnect vent line (27).