How do you get a rear axle out of a 2002 Chevrolet 1500 2wd pick up truck?
jack up truck
drain diff oil
remove back plate on diff
remove bolt and block that is visable inside diff housing
push axle in toward cetre of truck
remove C clip from inner end of axle
slide axle out
you may have to remove brake drums to do this
Depends on each individual truck. Look in your glovebox....there is a label from the factory with parts codes on it. The one with G refers to your gear ratio/ ring & pinion. GQ1 -- AXLE REAR, STD RATIO GT4 -- AXLE REAR, 3.73 RATIO GT5 -- AXLE REAR, 4.10 RATIO GU4 -- AXLE REAR, 3.08 RATIO GU5 -- AXLE REAR, 3.23 RATIO GU6 -- AXLE REAR, 3.42 RATIO G80 -- AXLE REAR, LIMITED SLIP (POSITRACTION)
Is it required to break the transmission loose from the engine to drop the oil pan on a 4.7L 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 engine?
Couple ways to go about it. Put the transfer case in neutral (or the transmission, if a manual), and you can tow it from either axle. If it has an electronic transfer case without a switch to go into neutral and an automatic transmission, you'd have to separate the driveshaft from the axle remaining on the ground.