Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Rear Axle Bearing. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Press Machine
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Automatic Center Punch
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Differential Cover Gasket
- Gear Oil
- DIY Costs: Est. $1,326.01 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $1,851.00 parts and labor
- Secure the vehicle on a flat surface. This is necessary for your safety.
- Before lifting the rear of the vehicle, break loose the lug nuts but don’t remove them.
- Raise the rear of the vehicle with floor jack and prop the vehicle on jack stands. Secure the front wheels with a wedge or wooden block.
- Take the rear wheels away by removing the lug nuts.
- Now you need to detach the brake assembly.
- Next, loosen the bolts and detach the flange.
- Remove the axle shaft from axle shaft housing by gliding it.
- Next, take the rear axle bearing out of the axle housing or axle shaft.
- After removing the bearing, examine the axle shaft or axle housing for any signs of damage.
- Now, you have to install new flange and new axle seal on the axle shaft or axle housing.
- Take new axle bearing and collar and install them in the axle shaft or axle housing.
- Slide the axle shaft back into the axle shaft housing. Rotate the axle shaft until the splines come in line with the gears in the differential.
- Secure the axle shaft with flange.
- Reconnect the brake assembly.
- Before fixing the wheels, make sure that the axle fluid level is up to the required mark. If fluid is lower than the required level, add more fluid.
- Put the wheels back and secure them with lug nuts.
- Take a small drive to ensure that the repair work is successful.