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Rear axle shaft removal

Hello all. New member here and am amazed at the wealth of knowledge on this site. Unfortunately my first post is a question.

I have a 2007 Titan tow package and am replacing the rear parking brake shoes. The reality is the parking brakes on this vehicle are poor and due to that and my stupidity have driven on a couple of occassions with them on. Not that big of a deal as I recently replaced my rotors and calipers anyhow but was in a ruch and am now replacing the parking shoes and other components.

When I removed the rotor, I damaged the backing plate where the shoe retaining pins are housed. I am now replacing the backing plate but need to remove the axle as the plate does not fit over the wheel stud hub.

Is there any issues I should be aware of when removing the axle? I am presuming that there is an E-clip or similar inside the diff housing that I remove then simply slide out the shaft. Any advice would be appreciated before I finish tearing it apart tonight. Also, what rear end juice is recomended for this vehicle. I tow to the max regularly.

Thanks in advance, Jim
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Re: Rear axle shaft removal

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Hello all. New member here and am amazed at the wealth of knowledge on this site. Unfortunately my first post is a question.

I have a 2007 Titan tow package and am replacing the rear parking brake shoes. The reality is the parking brakes on this vehicle are poor and due to that and my stupidity have driven on a couple of occassions with them on. Not that big of a deal as I recently replaced my rotors and calipers anyhow but was in a ruch and am now replacing the parking shoes and other components.

When I removed the rotor, I damaged the backing plate where the shoe retaining pins are housed. I am now replacing the backing plate but need to remove the axle as the plate does not fit over the wheel stud hub.

Is there any issues I should be aware of when removing the axle? I am presuming that there is an E-clip or similar inside the diff housing that I remove then simply slide out the shaft. Any advice would be appreciated before I finish tearing it apart tonight. Also, what rear end juice is recomended for this vehicle. I tow to the max regularly.

Thanks in advance, Jim
I'm not too knowledgable in the brake department, but I can reccomend Amsoil Severe Gear Oil 75w/90 for your rear differential.
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Re: Rear axle shaft removal

75/140 synthetic is the spec for the gear oil in the rear axle.

I don't think there are any clips. It just unbolts and pulls out. Be careful not to damage the axle seal. If the seal leaks, you have to destructively remove and replace the bearing to get to the seal.

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Thanks for the reply. this saves me from draining the fluid.
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