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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Powertrain / Driveline / Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Tools Required

J-45725 Cradle Bushing Replacer

Removal ProcedureRaise and support the vehicle. Refer toLifting and Jacking the Vehicle.Remove the rear differential assembly. Refer toDifferential Replacement.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Mark a reference point on the frame and old bushing at the-12-and-6-o'clock positionto use to alignment the new bushing.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Position the J-45725-1A-(1)-on the bushing-(2).Position the J-45725-2A-(1)-on the frame.

Important:Apply a small amount of grease on the threaded rod to lubricate the nuts when turningthe nuts.

Install the threaded rod, bearing and washers.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Adjust the nuts so that they are touching the J-45725-1A-(2)-and the J-45725-2A-(1).Install the proper size wrenches on the nuts.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Important:In the following service procedure, use only HAND TOOLS when using the J-45725 cradle bushing replacer.

While holding the front wrench-(1)-rotate the rear wrench-(2)-to remove the bushing.Remove the special tools.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Remove the bushing from the frame.Installation Procedure

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

Important:Failure to perform the following service procedure prior to the installation of thenew bushing, could cause premature failure of the bushing.

Before the installation of the new bushing, use a straight edge draw a line on thenew bushing at the 12-and-6-o'clock positions. Ensure that the grooves-(1) are atthe 12-and-6-o'clock positions.Position the new bushing so that the reference marks on the frame and the bushingare in alignment. This will ensure that the new bushing will be within the +-or-–-5°-specificationrequired for the proper alignment of the bushing.

Important:The following procedure is to temporarily hold the new bushing in place so that thespecial tools can be installed for the proper installation. This is NOT to be usedto install the bushing.

Using a block of wood and a hammer, slightly tap the bushing into the frame.Assemble the threaded rod, bearings and washers as indicated in step-7- in the removalprocedure.

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

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Position the J-45725-4-(2)-on the inside of the frame.Position J-45725-1A-(1)-on the outside of the frame.Adjust the nuts so that they are touching the J-45725-2-(1)-and the J-45725-2A-(2).

Differential Housing Support Bushing Replacement (Rear) Differentials Differential Carrier

While holding the front wrench-(2)-rotate the rear wrench-(1)-to install the bushing.Remove the special tools.Install the rear differential assembly. Refer toDifferential Replacement.Lower the vehicle.

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