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Hello, and happy new year!

I picked up 2 used rear axle/brake assemblies to replace my rusted/frozen up ones still on the 318 tractor. I know the service manual calls for removing these assemblies piece by piece and replacing in reverse order. I wanted to know if I can just take out the old ENTIRE ASSEMBLIES and replace with the replacement assembly like I have in the attached pictures.

If so, any issues I need to be aware of? Anyone ever done it this way instead of part-by-part removal/replacement?

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I have not any of them out but I would think it would be a fairly easy change,why not just replace the whole rear end?
 

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I have done several of them;; None have been easy. As you have it there You will need to pull the drum off, Take the shoes off then the bolts to take the bearing retainer off then it will come apart so you can replace the bearing.seal; Then you can dump out the shoebox full of cuss words. I had to sue a lot of heat on the drum center to get it to expand. What a fun job...
 

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I pulled mine off to crack the tranny open and put them back on by bolting them back up. I don't see why you would have to pull them apart. Just put some petroleum jelly on the end before you pass it through the seal so they don't damage the seal.
 
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