Lincoln Aviator: Rear Drive Axle/Differential / Removal and Installation - Axle Assembly

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Transmission Jack

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Drain the rear differential fluid.
    Refer to: Differential Draining and Filling (205-02 Rear Drive Axle/Differential, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the rear halfshafts.
    Refer to: Rear Halfshaft (205-05 Rear Drive Halfshafts, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the rear driveshaft.
    Refer to: Rear Driveshaft (205-01 Driveshaft, Removal and Installation).
  1. Disconnect and position the axle assembly vent hose aside.
  1. Using the transmission jack support the rear axle assembly.
    Use the General Equipment: Transmission Jack
  1. Remove and discard the rear axle assembly support front bolts.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)
  1. If equipped.
    Remove and discard the rear axle housing support rear bolt.
    Torque: 148 lb.ft (200 Nm)
  1. If equipped.
    Remove and discard the rear axle assembly support rear bolts.
    Torque: 148 lb.ft (200 Nm)
  1. Gently down the transmission jack and remove the rear axle assembly.
    Use the General Equipment: Transmission Jack

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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