REAR AXLE SHAFT, OUTER SEAL, BEARING, AND BACKING PLATE
REPLACEMENT (M1009) (Cont).
b. CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-660 is toxic and flammable. Always wear
protective goggles and gloves and use only In a well-ventilated area.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes and DO NOT breathe vapors.
DO NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvents flash
point is 100°F-138°F (38°C-59°C). If you become dizzy while using
cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent
contacts eyes, immediately wash your eyes with water and get medical
Compressed air used-for cleaning purposes should never exceed 30 psi
(207 -kPa). Use only effective chip guarding and personnel protective
equipment (goggles/shield, gloves, etc.). Failure to follow this warning
may result in serious Injury to personnel.
Clean all removed components in dry cleaning solvent and dry with compressed air. Clean all
gasket material from differential cover and housing.
Inspect rear axle shaft for damage. Replace If damaged.
Inspect wheel studs (9) at rear axle shaft for damage. Replace if damaged.
Inspect backing plate for damage. Replace if damaged.
l If installing backing plate (15), perform step 1.
l If installing rear axle bearing (11), perform step 2.
l If installing rear axle outer oil seal (10), perform
l If Installing rear axle shaft (8), perform steps 4-6.
If removed, install backing plate (15) on axle housing (12) with 4 bolts (16), new Iockwashers
(14), and 4 nuts (13). Tighten nuts to 35 Ib.-ft. (47 Nom).
Lubricate new rear axle bearing (11) with grease. Install new rear axle bearing until bearing
installer tool bottoms against tube of axle housing (12).
Lubricate cavity between new outer oil seal (10) lips with grease. Install new outer oil seal until
seal installer tool bottoms against tube of axle housing (12) and outer oil seal is flush with end