The older owner manuals are still available, but they are a bit more. Refer to Group 21, Transmission for the adjustment procedures. Links are connected from the bar to the axle brackets. The slinger is placed between the inner pinion bearing cone and gear head Fig. To test a shock absorber, hold it in an upright position and force the piston into and out of the cylinder four or five times. If equipped, the oil slinger or baffle must be measured and the thickness included with the total shim pack.
Where axle bearing damage is slight, the noise is usually not noticeable at speeds above 30 mph. If necessary, a small pry bar can be used to pry the ball loose from the cage. The hub bearings are serviced as an assembly. Removal and in- stallation of upper and lower ball stud requires use of Tool Kit 6289 J34503-A. The tubular axle mounts in the same bracketry as does the four wheel drive front axle. This will result in noisy operation af- ter repair.
Pull the old paper gasket off of the mating surface of the intake manifold and discard it as well. En- sure the clamp sealing area is in the grooved section of the axle shaft. This noise can usually be stopped by tightening the attaching nuts. Listen for the noise, a mechanics stethoscope is helpful in isolating the source of a noise. A band clamp can be secured tighter than the old retaining clamp, thus limiting the possibility of leaks. However, if steering wheel does not return toward the center position unassisted, a low caster angle is probable.
Rubber bushings must never be lubricated. Refer to Intake Manifold in this section for the proper removal and installation procedures. Tighten in alternating steps 1. If joint is noisy or worn, bypass following dis- assembly and replace entire unit and boot. Please email us if you don't receive your download. They are getting harder to find online.
Excessive bearing preload may not be noisy. Do not over-tighten, or loosen and then re-tighten the nut. Positive caster promotes directional stability. The standard setting from the cen- terline of the ring gear to the back face of the pinion is 92. Allow the sealant to cure for a few minutes.
If the springs are not at their usual po- sition, the vehicle ride comfort could be affected. Differential bearing noise is similar to pinion bearing. The exhaust system must be properly aligned to prevent stress, leakage and body contact. They should be dried with lint free shop tow- els. Changing caster angle will also change the front propeller shaft angle. Zero the dial indi- cator pointer.
Unleaded gasoline must be used to avoid contami- nating the catalyst core. It will not change except when a spindle or ball stud is dam- aged or bent. Refer to Group 19, Steering for additional in- formation. Front aster can be adjusted by loosening and rotat- ing the cams on the lower suspension arm Fig. Use solvent to clean the mating surfaces.
The coil springs mount up in the wheelhouse which is part of the unitized body bracket. Using this repair manual is an inexpensive way to keep your vehicle working properly. Locate a socket that is smaller in di- ameter than the bearing cap. Start at the center arm and work outward. Install bolts and nuts finger tighten. Pinion bearing preload is set and maintained by the use of a collapsible spacer.
If joint was operating satisfactorily and grease does not appear contaminated, replace boot. Install the spring retainer and bolt. Install track bar at the frame rail bracket Fig. Before connecting the fuel system lines to the fuel rail replace the O- rings in the quick-connect fuel line couplings. Avoid damaging the axle shaft oil seals in the differential. Note the torque for in- stallation reference.