I need to remove my rear axle assembly. 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. My Chrysler manual states "remove the brake lines at the rear axle junction block" See Section 5 Brakes for more info. Its all crimp fittings on the hose.... There is no info in section 5 regarding this junction block. Even if I remove the brake lines at the block, the brake line to it will remain. Thus, I cannot drop the axle while it would still be attached by the hose to the junction block. Do I grind the weld off on the rear of the block to separate it from the axle tube? This is holding me up big time. I don't want to break the steel L fitting off of the rear axle junction block once the axle is out from under the Jeep. What do the shops do when they replace an entire axle on a Wrangler in regard to this "rear axle junction block"? Thank you.
How to disconnect the rear axle junction block? Whats the procedure? on 2000 Jeep Wrangler
by bradsley in Sheboygan, WI on February 27, 2012
ANSWER by Hightec1 on February 27, 2012
The 2 lines that come from the side of the block and on top of that block there should be a bolt holding it onto the bracket.