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Land Rover Discovery: Rear Drive Axle - Differential - Vehicles with- Active Driveline Drive Pinion Seal (G1781297)  - Removal

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Chassis / Chassis-Driveline / Rear Drive Axle - Differential - Vehicles with- Active Driveline Drive Pinion Seal (G1781297) / Rear Drive Axle - Differential - Vehicles with- Active Driveline Drive Pinion Seal (G1781297)  - Removal

SPECIAL TOOL(S)

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

PART(S)

PART(S)

REMOVAL

NOTE:

Some variation in the illustrations may occur, but the essential information is always correct.

WARNING:

Make sure to support the vehicle with axle stands.

Raise and support the vehicle.

CAUTIONS:

  • To avoid damage to the joint or gaiter, do not allow the driveshaft to hang.
  • Mark the position of the driveshaft flange in relation to the drive pinion flange.
  • Discard the bolts.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Using a suitable transmission jack support the differential case.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

NOTE:

If equipped.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

NOTE:

Use penetrating oil - spray through the driveshaft bolt holes as shown.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

CAUTION:

Use a suitable bolt with a square cross section end to avoid damaging the driveshaft joint.

NOTE:

Driveshaft joint shown removed for clarity.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

CAUTION:

Install the bolt finger tight first.

NOTE:

Tighten the bolt until the movement of the driveshaft joint is detected.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

CAUTION:

Make sure that the driveshaft is supported with suitable retaining straps.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

  1. Remove the bolt, turn the driveshaft and repeat the above step at the opposite threaded hole.
  2. Repeat above steps until the driveshaft joint is fully released.

NOTE: Accurately

This step must be carried out to make sure that the drive pinion nut is correctly tightened on assembly.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Accurately scribe a line to mark the drive pinion shaft to the nut and pinion flange.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Note the depth of the pinion nut on the pinion shaft prior to removal.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Special Tool(s): 205-053

CAUTION:

Be prepared to collect escaping fluids.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Special Tool(s): 303-D121

CAUTION:

Discard the seal.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

Carefully remove and discard the drive flange oil seal.

Special Tool(s): 100-012, 308-529

Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01A Fuel Tank and Lines - TD4 2.2L Diesel, Removal and Installation).

Refer to: Fuel Tank (310-01A Fuel Tank and Lines - TD4 2.2L Diesel, Removal and Installation).

CAUTION:

Discard the bolts.

Rear drive axle_differential - vehicles with- active driveline drive pinion seal (G1781297) - Removal

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