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Installing Backing Plate

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Axle shaft endplay is adjusted by slims placed between the housing end and the backing plate. Install the passenger-side axle, the backing plate, the outer seal, and the protector. The driver-side axle endplay is adjusted to 0.004 to 0.008 by adding or subtracting shims. Then install the backing plate to check. Once adjusted properly, install the seal and the protector as well.