REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (Cont).
Adapters (3.1) are mismarked on casting as to left-hand and right-hand.
Install adapters as shown, with ribs up and curved arm to rear facing
Position rear axle assembly (6) on
suitable jack and raise into position. If
removed, install 2 shims (9) on axle
housing with thinner edges facing
front. Aline holes in shims with holes in
axle housing and spring assembly (1)
Loosely install anchor plate (4) and
adapter (3, 1 ) at each spring assembly
with 2 U bolts (5), 4 washers (3.2),
washers (2), and nuts (3). Install all
nuts to uniform engagement on U
bolts to retain and position anchor
plate and adapter,
All nuts (3) must be tightened evenly to ensure that U bolts (5) and spring
assemblies (1) seat properly,
Partially tighten all nuts (3) in diagonal sequence to 25 Ib.-ft, (34 N.m). Fully tighten nuts on
M1009 in same diagonal sequence to 145 Ib.-ft. (197 N.m). On M1028A2, tighten all nuts in
same diagonal sequence to 150 Ib.-ft. (180 N.m). On all others, tighten all nuts in same diagonal
sequence to 170 Ib.-ft. (231 N.m).
Remove jack from rear axle differential (7),
Connect rear axle vent hose (8) to rear axle differential (7) and install clamp,