View Single Post
Old 05-12-2008, 03:01 AM   #2
Sasquatch_Ryda
Coast Mountain Crawlers





 
Sasquatch_Ryda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Terrace, BC, Canada
Posts: 7,913
Vehicle Year: 1991/2002/2008
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger/SportTrac/SuperDuty
I use this vehicle for: Play toy/Daily Driver/Tow Rig
Rep Power: 49
Sasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud ofSasquatch_Ryda has much to be proud of
Send a message via MSN to Sasquatch_Ryda
Default

To remove the axles on your 8.8 you have to jack up the rear end so the tires are off the ground. Remove both tires and the brake drums. Remove your rear diff cover and drain the fluid out of the diff. There will be a cross shaft in the carrier case that holds the spider gears in, there will be a 5/16" bolt that holds the cross pin in. Be careful if you have to use a 12 point wrench to remove it as it can be very tight and you will round the head off. The best bet is to use a 6 point wrench or a 6 point socket if you can get one in there. Once you remove the bolt you will be able to tap the cross shaft out of the carrier. Once it is removed grab the axle shaft at the flange with the wheels studs on it and push it in till it bottoms out, remove the c clip that holds it on in the diff and pull the axle shaft out of the housing once you have the clip removed. Repeat for the other side. Remove the old seals, install the new ones and reassemble in the reverse order.

Good luck.
__________________
1991 Ranger - one tons, 3 link, air shocks and 40's
2002 Explorer Sport Trac - torsion crank, body lift, 35's
2008 F350 - 6.4L Powerstoke Diesel, 35x12.50R18 Procomp Xtreem AT's on 18x9 Incubus Crushers, AFE DPF/DOC Delete pipe, H&S XRT Pro tuner, AFE Stage 2 intake
1967 Mustang Coupe - 289, c4, pretty much stock
Sasquatch_Ryda is offline   Reply With Quote