REAR AXLE SHAFT REPLACEMENT (ALL EXCEPT M1009).
This task covers:
Wheel to be serviced, raised and supported
by jack stand.
Rear axle shafts (3) are factory-installed with RTV sealant instead of gasket
(4). Use gasket instead of RTV sealant for installation.
Remove 8 bolts (1). Remove rear axle shaft (3) and gasket (4), if present, from wheel hub (5).
Clean any sealant from bolts (1) and mating surfaces of rear axle shaft flange (2) and exterior of
wheel hub (5).
Remove jack stand and lower truck.