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Hi,sending the iinstructions,with someilustrations,the firt steps are fo replacing the seal,then the following is for the bearing. Remove the seal as shown,then the bearing,then install the new bearing and seal.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 9
Fig. 1: Loosen pinion shaft lockscrew Fig. 2: Remove the lockscrew in order to free the pinion shaft Fig. 3: Once the shaft is freed, withdraw it from the differential Fig. 4: Push the axle shaft to expose the C-lock, then remove the lock in order to free the axle shaft Fig. 5: Remove the shaft by pulling it straight back and from the housing tube Fig. 6: Remove the old seal, but be careful not to damage the sealing surface Fig. 7: Install a new seal using a suitable installation tool or driver Fig. 8: Cross-sectional view of a common axle bearing and seal assembly Fig. 9: Use a slide hammer, bearing puller and adapter to remove the old axle bearing
Although the axle shaft is easily removed using common hand tools, special tools are required if the bearings are also to be serviced.
CAUTION Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
It is recommended, when the axle shaft is removed, to replace the oil seal.
When installing the axle shaft(s), be careful not to cut the oil seal lips.
When adding oil to the rear axle, be aware that some locking differentials require the use of a special gear lubricant additive.
Make sure the vehicle is level before attempting to add fluid to the rear axle or an incorrect fluid level will result.