1984 300D 123 Rear Axle Flange Removal How?

Mar 6, 2019

The Importance of Proper Rear Axle Flange Removal

When it comes to maintaining your 1984 300D 123, proper rear axle flange removal is crucial. The rear axle flange connects the axle shaft to the rear wheel, allowing for smooth transmission of power. Whether you're performing routine maintenance or replacing damaged components, understanding how to remove the rear axle flange correctly is essential for a successful repair.

Grafco Electric's Step-by-Step Guide

At Grafco Electric, we understand the intricacies of the 1984 300D 123 rear axle flange removal process. Our team of experts has put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you efficiently and effectively remove the rear axle flange. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome:

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools

Before starting the removal process, make sure you have the following tools:

  • Socket wrench set
  • Jack and jack stands
  • Wheel chocks
  • Safety goggles and gloves
  • Shop towels

Step 2: Prepare the Vehicle

Prior to lifting the vehicle, take the following precautions:

  1. Engage the parking brake and place wheel chocks on the front tires.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts of the rear wheel to be removed.

Step 3: Jack up the Vehicle

Using a jack and jack stands, carefully lift the rear of the vehicle until the rear wheel is off the ground. Ensure the vehicle is stable and secure before proceeding.

Step 4: Remove the Rear Wheel

With the vehicle raised, remove the lug nuts and carefully slide the rear wheel off the axle shaft. Set the wheel aside in a safe location.

Step 5: Access the Axle Flange

Locate the rear axle flange, which is directly connected to the axle shaft. Clean the surrounding area using shop towels to remove any dirt or debris that may interfere with the removal process.

Step 6: Remove the Axel Flange Bolts

Using an appropriate socket wrench, loosen and remove the axle flange bolts. Take care not to damage the threads or surrounding components during this step.

Step 7: Detach the Flange

Once the bolts are removed, carefully detach the axle flange from the axle shaft. If necessary, gently tap the flange with a rubber mallet to aid in the separation process. Be mindful not to exert excessive force to prevent any damage.

Step 8: Inspect and Clean

With the axle flange removed, inspect it for any signs of wear, damage, or corrosion. Clean the flange and surrounding area thoroughly to ensure optimal performance upon reinstallation.

Step 9: Reassemble and Test

Once your inspection and cleaning are complete, reassemble the rear axle flange following the reverse order of the removal process. Make sure all bolts are tightened to the recommended torque specifications. Remount the rear wheel and lower the vehicle.

Expert Assistance with Rear Axle Flange Removal

If you encounter any difficulties during the rear axle flange removal process or require professional assistance, the team at Grafco Electric is here to help. Our experienced technicians have extensive knowledge of the 1984 300D 123 rear axle system and can provide expert guidance and service to ensure your vehicle is back in optimal condition.


Removing the rear axle flange from a 1984 300D 123 is a task that requires proper knowledge and technique. By following our detailed step-by-step guide, you can confidently perform this procedure and maintain the functionality of your vehicle. Remember, if you need additional assistance or prefer to leave the task to professionals, Grafco Electric is always available to provide expert support.