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Old 10-20-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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Default rear brake backing plate

Looking for any info on how to go about replacing rear backing plates on a 2001 4 wheel drive silverado with locking rear diferential.Went to replace rear rotors today and found backing plates to be rusted away.Not sure how to go about removing rear axles any info would be apreciated

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Old 10-20-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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Default RE: rear brake backing plate

If the new ones are like the old ones you will have to remove the diff cover and pull the retaining clips to pull the axles. If there is another way to replace the part in question I don't know it. Wait for some of the other guys to respond before taking this on.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:27 AM
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Default RE: rear brake backing plate

its a 1/2 ton?...yes,pull the rear end cover to get to the axle retainers...not a job I'd reccomend if you've never seen er done
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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What exactley is involved.I have never done this before but have worked on cars and motorcyles quite extensivley.Plus the dealer wants $250.00 for labor.Also would you recomend replacing the seals?

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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Yes it is a 1/2 ton

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Default RE: rear brake backing plate

what you do is pull everything off, tires brakes, remove the rear diff cover and push the axel in, it will only move about a inch then take a magnet and you will see a clip and pull the clip out with the magnet and lide the axle out, its really easy
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Yes, you should replace the bearings and seals when you have it all apart. How many miles?
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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Default RE: rear brake backing plate

It has 65000 miles on it.I have locking rear differential ,heard it was a little more involved with this rear end.Haynes book says something about rotating some locking dogs and suporting the pinion gear,before you can remove clips
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