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Rear Axle Beam Replacement

  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  1. Remove the parking brake cable bracket (left side) (A), the brake line bracket (right side), and the parking brake cable (B) from the axle beam.

  1. Disc brake type: Remove the splash guard (A).

  1. Drum brake type: Disconnect the brake line (A) from the wheel cylinder (B). Remove the backing plate (C) with brake shoe assembly from the axle beam.

  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) and the wheel speed sensor stay (B) from the axle beam (C). Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
Disc brake type
Drum brake type

  1. Disconnect the brake hose (A) from both sides of the brake line (B), then remove the brake line by removing the brake hose clip (C).
    NOTE:
    • Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if brake fluid gets on the paint, wash it off immediately with water.
    • Plug the end of a hose and joints to prevent spilling brake fluid.
    • Use the new brake hose clip during reassembly.
Disc brake type
Drum brake type

  1. Place a floor jack under the lower spring seat (A) on both sides of the axle beam (B), and support it by raising the floor jack. Do not place the floor jack under the center of the axle beam.
  1. Remove the axle beam mounting bolts (C) on both sides.
    NOTE: Use new axle beam mounting bolts during reassembly.
  1. Lower the jack slowly, then remove the axle beam.
  1. Install the axle beam in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • First install all the components, and lightly tighten bolts and the nuts, and place a jack under the lower spring seat of the axle beam on both sides, then raise the suspension to load with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values.
    • Connect the brake pipe from the vehicle front side first.
    • After installing the brake hose, the brake line, and the parking brake cable, check interference and twisting to other parts.
    • Before installing the brake disc/drum clean the mating surfaces of the hub bearing unit and the inside of the brake disc/drum.
    • Check the brake hose and line joint for leaks, and tighten if necessary.
    • Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc/drum and the inside of the wheel.