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Rear axle removal questions...
Two part question actually....
1997 F350 Crew cab, standard rear, auto, 4wd
1) Do the rear axles have any retaining clips in the differential, or will they slide out after removing the retainer on the backing plate? Any special tools for removal or is the bearing easy to remove?
2) I'm asking because my left rear drum brake was too tight, overheated and glazed. I'm wondering how this happened. POSSIBLY I had it a bit too tight and over time it started overheating....
But - could the axle be loose, causing the drum to vibrate around the shoes? I have NO gear oil leakage. I'm wondering this as I'm pushing 368,000 and the rear axle bearings have never been replaced.
Thanks in advance to anyone who answers my ramblings!