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How do you replace rear axle seals on 2002 Chevy Tracker

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Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Davo replied 10 years ago.
There are four hub bearing nuts that need removed to get the axle out after you do the following.You will need a slide hammer.

  1. Raise the vehicle. Support the Vehicle with Safety Stands.
  2. Place a drain pan or suitable container under the rear axle housing.
    Object Number: 173665  Size: SH


  3. Remove the axle housing oil level/filler plug (1) from the rear axle housing.
  4. Remove the rear axle drain plug (2) from the rear axle housing.
  5. Drain the rear axle housing.
  6. Remove the wheel assembly.
  7. Remove the rear brake drum from the rear axle.
  8. Remove the axle shaft from the rear axle housing.
    Object Number: 173696  Size: SH


  9. Remove the rear axle shaft inner oil seal (1)
  10. Inspect the rear axle inner oil seal protector for damage. Replace as necessary.



    Object Number: 173694  Size: SH


  1. Install the new rear axle shaft inner oil seal (1)
  2. Apply a coat of wheel bearing lubricant GM P/N(NNN) NNN-NNNN or the equivalent, to the new rear axle shaft inner oil seal lip.
  3. Install the rear axle shaft into the rear axle housing.
  4. Install the brake drum to the rear axle.
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Apply a coat of GM P/N 12346004 (Canadian P/N 10953480), or the equivalent, to the threaded portion of the rear axle housing drain plug.
    Object Number: 173665  Size: SH


    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.


  7. Install the rear axle housing drain plug (2) into the rear axle housing.

    Tighten


    Tighten the rear axle housing drain plug to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).


  8. Rear the rear axle housing with approximately 2.2 liters (4.6 pints) of 80W-90 GL5 lubricant GM P/N 12345977 (Canadian P/N 10953482), or the equivalent. The oil level should be even with the bottom of the rear axle housing level/filler plug hole.
  9. Install the rear axle housing oil level/filler plug into the rear axle housing.

    Tighten


    Tighten the rear axle housing oil level/filler plug to 43 N·m (32 lb ft).


  10. Remove the drain pan from underneath the rear axle housing.
  11. Lower the vehicle.












Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Davo's Post: Can you show me a picture of 4 hub bearing nuts? What torque are these nuts required?
Expert:  Davo replied 10 years ago.
!7 lb ft. #4 and #6 Object Number: 470556  Size: SH
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Davo's Post: What thread size does slidehammer need to be?
Expert:  Davo replied 10 years ago.
I don't know I think most are 1/2 by 20.They are all basically the same eithe really little or really big.You need the big one.
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