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Important: Use minimal force on the rear axle.
Important: Position the bearing retainer between the brake shoes and the springs.
Important: The length of the left axle shaft is different than the length of the right axle shaft.
Specification The left rear axle shaft length is 711.5 mm (28.0 in).
Specification The right rear axle shaft length is 757 mm (29.8 in).
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 nuts to 23 N·m (17 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the rear plug to 25 N·m (18.4 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the plug to 43 N·m (31.7 lb ft).