What Is the Effect of Changing From a 2.59 to a 3.73 Rear Axle?

Answer The rear axle in your vehicle contains the differential, which transmits power from the driveshaft to the axles. The main component in the differential is the ring and pinion gear. The ring and pin... Read More »

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How to Remove Rear Drum Brakes From the Rear Axle?

The rear drum brake are also know as brake shoes, which are designed to stop the back wheels from turning by applying pressure to the inside of the brake drum. When the brake pedal is depressed, th... Read More »

How to Fix Rear Axle Bearings?

The rear axle bearing, also called a wheel bearing, allows the wheel to turn smoothly and takes the strain off of the axles. Rear wheel bearings are typically a sealed unit and can be removed using... Read More »

How to R/R a Rear Axle on a Ford F-350?

The rear axle of a Ford F-350 does the heavy work for the truck. It contains multiple gears and components that allow the drive train to turn the rear wheels. Should any of these components fail, y... Read More »

How to Put Gear Oil in a Rear Axle?

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