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Unread 11-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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AMC 20 axle shaft removal, confusion

I'm hearing a grinding noise in my passenger side rear axle. I'm assuming the bearing is shot. I want to pull the axle and I've researched the steps on the forum but I'm still confused . Some posts say that I have to loosen the backing plate and some say its not necessary. I believe it that it is the two piece type axle setup. Thanks in advance

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Unread 11-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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The backing plate has to come off. If it's a stock 2 pc axle the bearing goes on from the outboard end of the shaft and the shaft assembly is held into the axle tube by the backing plate. No way to replace the bearing or pull the axle shaft without removing the backing plate.
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If it is a model 20 axle, removing the brake backing plate will be necessary.
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The backing plate has to come off. If it's a stock 2 pc axle the bearing goes on from the outboard end of the shaft and the shaft assembly is held into the axle tube by the backing plate. No way to replace the bearing or pull the axle shaft without removing the backing plate.
Thanks for reply, Does that mean I have to take apart the breaks, I hit one bolt and it just spun, I'm assuming those are nuts and bolts
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There are 4 bolts that go through the backing plate the otter seal and seal cover. If it is a two piece axle you will want to remove the otter hub first.
Then the brakes. Then the 4 bolts. Good Luck!
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Unread 11-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Here's a good picture thread on the AMC model 20:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/fu...l#post11481098

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