REAR AXLE SHAFT, OUTER SEAL, BEARING, AND BACKING PLATE
REPLACEMENT (M1009) (Cont).
DO NOT allow pinion shaft (4)
to come completely out,
Rotate differential case (2) assembly
as required to gain
Iockscrew (3). Support pinion shaft
(4) so that it does not fall into
differential case assembly. Remove
Iockscrew. Withdraw pinion shaft part
way and rotate differential case
assembly until pinion shaft touches
bottom edge of housing (1).
Rotate rear axle shaft (8) until C
lock (5) is alined with thrust block (6).
Push flange of rear axle shaft toward
the differential case (2) assembly and
remove C lock. Remove rear axle
shaft. Loosely reinstall pinion shaft
(4) and Iockscrew (3) to ensure that
differential gears do not become