Last updated: September 13, 2000
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 18:07:32 -0400
From: Tom Walsh (TWalsh@achieversusa.com)
- As far as the half shaft removal... I know that they have to be
removed... But I am not really sure how to do it...
- I do know that there are two bolts that hold the diff to the rear cross
member. 17mm I believe... tough to reach.
- Power Plant Frame (PPF) must be removed...
- Drive shaft must also be removed. (mark the shaft and the input
on the diff to make sure they are lined up again... It just makes one less
thing to worry about... You might not have a problem... Better to be safe
Word of caution... That thing is BEYOND HEAVY! Get a tranny jack to help you
remove and replace the unit from the car. Did I mention it is heavy? Just
wanted to touch on that again... VERY HEAVY.
Some things to do while you in there:
- Replace the Diff bushings. There are two on each side of the mounting bar
that holds the diff to the cross member. Have them pressed out and
replaced... If you have a clunk when you put the car in gear, this is where
it comes from.
- Replace the fuel filter... It will never be easier to do this than when
you have the diff out of the car... (1 hour process with the diff in the
car, 5 minutes if you have it out.)