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You replace it as an assembly. Sending you the procedure from the GM service manual for a 4X4. If you have aXXXXXadvise and i will send that.
J 45859 Axle Remover
Important: Do not reuse the nut. A new nut must be used when installing the wheel drive shaft.
Notice: Wheel drive shaft boots, seals and clamps should be protected from sharp objects any time service is performed on or near the wheel drive shaft(s). Damage to the boot(s), the seal(s) or the clamp(s) may cause lubricant to leak from the joint and lead to increased noise and possible failure of the wheel drive shaft.
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.
Tighten Tighten the sensor mounting bolt to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the wheel hub to knuckle bolts to 180 N·m (133 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the nut to 240 N·m (177 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the brake hose clip bolt to 12 N·m (106 lb in).
Document ID# XXXXX 2002 Chevrolet Chevy Suburban - 4WD
I sort of expected that would be the case, because I knew if I sent you theXXXXXyou would have aXXXXX Just Murphy's law at work. lol 2 wheel below. Thanks
Tighten Tighten the bolt to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).
Install the wheel hub and bearing mounting bolts, the 25/35 series.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 180 N·m (133 lb ft).
Document ID# XXXXX 2002 Chevrolet Chevy Suburban - 2WD
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