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How do you change rear axle seal on 03 silverado 1500

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How do you change rear axle seal on 03 silverado 1500
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

hi,,

first,,remove the brake caliper,bracket and rotor....then remove the rear differential pan..remove the pinion shaft roll pin..then the big pinion shaft pin..
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then with the pinion shaft removed,,push in on the axle....remove the c-clip that holds the axle in the differential.then remove the axle

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Rear Axle Shaft Seal and/or Bearing Replacement

Rear Axle Shaft Seal and/or Bearing Replacement

  • Tools Required
  • J 8092 Universal Driver Handle-3/4 in - 10
  • J 21128 Axle Pinion Oil Seal Installer (8.6 inch Axle)
  • J 23690 Axle Shaft Bearing Installer (8.6 inch Axle)
  • J 2619-01 Slide Hammer
  • J 29709 Wheel Bearing Installer (9.5 inch Axle)
  • J 29712 Wheel Bearing Remover (9.5 inch Axle)
  • J 29713 Axle Seal Installer (9.5 inch Axle)
  • J 44685 Rear Axle Seal and Bearing Remover (8.6 inch Axle)

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise the vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  3. Remove the rear axle housing cover.
  4. Remove the axle shaft.

 


 

  1. Remove the axle shaft seal and the bearing from the axle housing using the J 44685 (8.6 inch axle) (1) and the J 2619-01 (2).

 



 

  1. Remove the axle shaft seal and the bearing from the axle housing using the J 29712 (9.5 inch axle).

Installation Procedure



 

  1. Install the axle shaft bearing using the J 23690 (8.6 inch axle) (1) or the J 29709 (9.5 inch axle) (1) and the J 8092 (2).
  2. Drive the axle shaft bearing into the axle housing until the tool bottoms against the tube.

 



 

  1. Install the axle shaft seal using the J 21128 (8.6 inch axle) or the J 29713 (9.5 inch axle).
  2. Drive the tool into the bore until the axle shaft seal bottoms flush with the tube.
  3. Install the axle shaft.
  4. Install the rear axle housing cover.
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6. Fill the rear axle.
  7. Lower the vehicle.