Rear Differential Removal

1.Drain the differential fluid.

2.Mark the propeller shaft (A) and companion flange of the rear differential assembly (B) so they can be reinstalled in their original positions (C).

 

3.Remove the propeller shaft from the rear differential assembly.

4.Remove the EVAP canister assembly with bracket.

5.Remove the rear differential damper (A).

6.Place a transmission jack under the rear differential assembly, then remove the right mounting bracket B (B) and the left mounting bracket B (B).

 

7.Remove the mounting bolts and the Plate.

 

8.Remove the breather tube (A) from the breather tube fitting.

 

9.Lower the rear differential assembly while pulling both driveshaft inner joints out of the rear differential assembly.

NOTE: Be careful not to damage the driveshaft ring (B) when prying out the differential inboard joints.

10.Remove the rear differential mount assembly A (A) from the rear differential assembly (B).